Use this space to do anything you want. Post events, talk to the goup, post IM schedules, whatever. This is a place where everyone in the group can speak so that we make sure to keep each other posted on updates. -Chris Dell'Amore
Great site. Very informative. I love the stuff you guys are doing.I just wanted to comment on your selection of notable speakers. Initially, as I was reading the About Us, I had the impression that your organization catered to all multi-cultural men. Based on the trend, your speakers have not necessarily reflected that wide spectrum of multiculturalism. I understand that it must be a work in process, but it needs fixing quickly. If not, maybe you can alter your mission statement a little bit so that it's more accurate.
Ryan Loomis's biography is wrong...
Hello Ms. Colgate Girl. I hope you've had a great summer. Your comments and feedback are not only valuable but also constructive. Thank You. Our group as of now is about a third Black (Non-hispanic), a third Latino (various races within this self-identification), and Asian-American (Korean, Chinese, Subcontinent Indian Ect). The remainding percent is mostly white, jewish, and Indo-Caribbean. Traditionally, February speakers have been African American males speaking on African-American issues. This is connected to the event occurring during Black history month.We had the privilege of speaking to alumni in 2009 at Colgate during our 10 year anniversary celebration. Their general and collective sentiments were this: The february speaker doesn't have to be black, doesn't have to be a male, but their topic of discussion should deal with an issue that deals with the sub-Sahara African Diaspora and issues of progress and/or continual marginalization. This wish of these alumni comes out of tradition. In its early days, Brothers was nearly 100% black (including African Americans, blacks of Continental African descent, hispanic, west indian, etc). However, the issue you raise is valid. This issue has been addressed by a substantive support showed to Dr. Kenji Yoshino and Dr. Rose (had about 30 guys in sport coat and tie in attendance at each lecture) in the month of February. This coming year, we will be active in our celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. We will actively put on brown bag discussions addressing black (non hispanic), Latino, Asian American, and poor white issues in both America and abroad. Furthermore, we have looked into speakers such as Ken Jeong as recently as last spring to campus. So we are trying. However, we are dealing with both tradition, limited budget, and limited time. But Please, continue to offer constructive criticism so that Brothers may better serve the Colgate Community.ps. I will seek to have Mr. Loomis' bio fixed pronto
I'd also add to Medvis' great response that all supporters of Brothers' speakers venture past the idea of skin color. The speakers, with the exception of one, spoke to the power of community, service, and hard work. It is the small mind of the community at large that conveniently, and negligently discounts the message while focusing on physical appearances of the messenger.
In addition, this organization is a lot larger than one event. Our mission is continuously carried out through the various events that we co-sponsor and support through recommended attendance. Always take into account ALL that we do not just the piece that may seem to support flat arguments in the costume of "suggestion." Keep doing your thing Bros and bring whomever our members elect to host. We need not explain our traditions or histories when questioned with negative and accusatory tones.
Speak to our members and through that communication, the community will grow.
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Hello, are girls allowed to join the club? Thanks!