Nov. 3 - 4, 2023

The objective of the Kente Summit Supporting Collegiate Men is to assemble undergraduate students in order to build community across campuses, identities, experiences and commonly faced issues, while honoring identity, intersectionality, inclusion and intentionality — the four cornerstones of the Kente Summit. Our hope is that this event will provide a supportive space for participants to build community and strategies for success together.

2023 Kente Summit

The 2023 13th Annual Kente Summit — “Creating Loving Black Space: How Deep is Your Love”. This event will feature a special keynote address, breakout sessions and Brotherhood Talking Circles. This event will be in-person.

Friday, Nov. 3
Location: Macalester College
Time: 4:30 – 10:30 p.m.

  • 4:30 p.m. – Check In (Weyerhaeuser Hall)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Opening Gathering (Weyerhaeuser Hall)
  • 7:00 p.m. – El-Kati Lecture with Ifeoma Ike, Esg (John B. Davis Lecture Hall)
  • 9:00 p.m. – Kente Friday Night Live (The Loch, Campus Center)

Saturday, Nov. 4
Location: University of St Thomas
Time:  9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • 9:30 a.m. – Check in and Breakfast (Iverson Center for Faith)
  • 10:00 a.m. – Opening Gathering (Iverson Center for Faith)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
  • 11:30 a.m. – Keynote Discussion “Love, Inclusion and Intersectionality Across the Many Diverse Identities and Expressions of Blackness”
  • 12:45 p.m. – Lunch and Brotherhood Talking Circles
  • 2:30 p.m. – Closing
  • 3:00 p.m. – Depart

Who can attend
The Kente Summit is for undergraduate college students. Staff and Faculty are encouraged to attend with their students. All who attend — students, staff, and faculty — are asked to register. 

Registration is $50 per student. The expectation is that this cost will be covered by the school. Registration will close on Thursday, Nov. 2. Additional event details will be provided upon completion of registration.

**Registration has closed.**

Please contact Sedric McClure ([email protected]), Brad Pulles ([email protected]) or Carlos Sneed ([email protected]) with any questions.

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