Gumbo for the Soul Call for Chapters

Gumbo for the Soul Call for Chapters

Call Status

FYI Only

Deadline for Participation

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (All day)


Gumbo for the Soul

Males of Color Share Their Stories, Meditations, Affirmations, and Inspirations

Call for Chapters

Deadline for Papers August 1, 2017


In general, Boys and Men of Color in the U.S. face a number of critical academic, social, psychological and environmental issues. These academic issues include, but are not limited to, disproportional rates of suspensions and expulsions, overrepresentation in special education programs, underrepresentation in gifted education, Advanced Placement and college-preparatory programs, excessively high dropout/pushout rates, and high incidence of stereotype threat. These academic disparities are inextricably linked to negative social and environmental outcomes. These include racial discrimination, high rates of unemployment, economic hardship, adverse health conditions, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, homophobia, negative media portrayal, and racial hate-crime violence, and police brutality.

Potential Topics – Chapters submitted are from Men of Color who have overcome one or more of these challenges mentioned above. Be sure to specifically note how you “beat the odds” or overcame these adversities to become successful, and end your chapter with 2-3 pieces of advice you would leave to someone going through similar trials and tribulations. The age of authors is 24 years of age and beyond.