Conference Update 6/16/20

In light of the senseless deaths of African American men, women, and children in the streets of our nation, we pause to honor their families, life, and spirit (take a moment).


As a conference purposed to empower, enlighten, and engage participants in the uplifting of urban communities, we are particularly troubled by the lack of movement that educational institutes have made to counter white supremist curricular content. To this end, we are planning to have a dynamic conference to continue the movement to combat racism in schools, police departments, and institutions.


As with many nations, the Nation of the Bahamas is slowly reopening and will receive commercial flights starting July 1. We are aware that university travel accounts, funding agencies, and other public entities have yet to approve international travel. We also understand that many may choose not to travel for precautionary reasons. As a result, we are lifting the deadline for proposals until July 15, 2020. At that time, we will provide a definitive plan for the ICUE 2020.


It is important that we fight both the virus of racism and the COVID-19 virus simultaneously. Please support your local movement to combat racism and continue to visit the CDC, WHO, and the Bahamas Ministry of Health websites for credible information on COVID-19.


Stay safe and woke,
Dr. Stephen D. Hancock
Conference Director

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Charlotte, NC 28202

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Tel: 704-687-1508

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