Updated: Mar 5, 2020
MCEL’s first convening was in December of 2017 in Tampa, Florida and included 15 male leaders of color from across the country. The convening was “invitation only” and pulled from the networks of MCEL's co-founders, Harrison Peters and Steve Gering. The intention was to convene a group that already had a level of relational connections and were serious about engaging deeply in the issues confronting male leaders of color. An intended outcome of the convening was this to be a catalyst for participants to create similar convenings for males of color in educational leadership roles in their region of the country.