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Kente Summit - November 3-4, 2017

The objective for the Kente Summit is to assemble male college students of African descent who attend colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota in order to build community across campuses, identities, experiences, and commonly faced issues.

The summit will take place on Friday, November 3rd at Macalester College and Saturday, November 4th at Hamline University.

The summit will begin on Friday evening at Macalester College with dinner and the El-Kati Lectureship with Margo Natalie Crawford, associate professor in the Department of English at Cornell University. We will continue the summit at Hamline University with an all-day conference on Saturday. The day will include great speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, Brotherhood Talking Circles, and much more. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

The 2017 Kente Summit is sponsored by the Minnesota Private College Council, with support from Concordia University, St. Paul, Hamline University, Macalester College, the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota.

Registration and Payment

The Kente Summit is for undergraduate students who attend Colleges and Universities in Minnesota. Staff and Faculty are allowed to attend if they are bringing students. All who attend, students, staff, and faculty, are required to register and pay.

Please contact your school before registering as payment is required at the time of registration. The expectation is that your school will cover that cost.


Please contact Adrian Perryman at with any comments or questions.

Kente Summit Schedule of Events

Schedule: Friday, November 3


Schedule: Saturday, November 4


Speaker Bios

Coming soon