Starting tonight! ICSSBM to hold Community RoundTable Nights

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November 9, 2015
For Immediate Release

ICSSBM to hold Community RoundTable Nights


The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) hosted their 2015 State Conference in mid-October, bringing startling facts and statistics to the forefront for attendees and viewers. Following the conference discussions sparked regarding numerous issues facing African American males and Hoosiers in general, including: criminal justice, education, employment, and social factors relating to the family.

In order to keep these discussions flowing and foster more civic engagement the ICSSBM is traveling throughout the State of Indiana for Community RoundTable Nights. These events will be forums that allow local community members to speak with each other, community leaders and resource providers. Community RoundTable Nights will include representatives from several organizations with a vested interest in the local African American populations. The desired outcomes of these discussions are recommendations, legislative suggestion, and proposed community initiatives.

The Community RoundTable Nights will commence will commence in Northwest Indiana on November 9 & 10, 2015. The details for those forums are listed here:

November 9, 2015 (Monday)
5pm - 7:30pm (CST)
Michigan City Hall
100 E Michigan Blvd #2 - EOC Room
Michigan City, IN 46260 
November 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
6pm - 8pm (CST)
Ivy Tech
1440 East 35th Avenue
Gary, IN 46409

Check back here for the latest details on upcoming ICSSBM Community RoundTable Nights. 

Click here for the Community RoundTable Nights flyer.

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The mission of the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males is to study the social conditions of the state's black male population, develop strategies to remedy or assist in remedying serious adversities, and make recommendations to improve the educational, social, economic, employment, and other circumstances for Hoosiers. The Commission serves policymakers and public interest groups, as well as the media, community organizations and members of the general public.


For media inquiries contact Darren Thomas at 317 232-2624 or 

For event inquiries contact the ICSSBM at 317 233-1744 or