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Walking in my Shoes Part II

Conversation with Black Sons & Fathers

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Join the Robert C. Weaver Society, in collaboration with the Black Male Initiative of Baruch College, for "Walking in My Shoes Part II: Conversation with Black Sons & Fathers". This panel will be composed of Black father/son dyads and will explore the lived experiences of Black males. In particular, Black men will share their inter-generational knowledge of raising and/or growing up as Black men in America and surviving racial adversity (racism, microaggressions, stereotyping, bias, etc.) while building resilience. Attendees will be able to share their own narratives, ask questions, and engage with panelists. We look forward to you joining us!


Jamel Hudson

Jamel Coy Hudson, Ed.S.
Lecturer of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, Department of Communication Studies (Baruch College)

Jamel Coy Hudson is Lecturer of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy in the Department of Communication Studies at CUNY Baruch College. He earned an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Regent University and his BA/MA with distinction in Rhetorical Studies from Hofstra University. Jamel Coy Hudson joined Baruch College after beginning his teaching career at Hofstra University, where he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Writing Studies and Rhetoric Department and Faculty Tutor in the Hofstra Writing Center. He is an accomplished rhetorician with experience presenting at the National Communication Association Conference, the National Forum Conference, and the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference. At Baruch College, he teaches courses in Speech Communication, Classical Rhetoric, and Persuasion.  


Andrew Lawton

Andrew Lawton, LMSW
SEEK Counselor (Baruch College), Program Director (Urban Male Leadership Academy - Scholars Program)

Andrew Lawton is a Percy E. Sutton SEEK Counselor providing academic, personal and professional counseling for Baruch students. Additionally, he serves as the Program Director for the Percy E. Sutton SEEK’s Urban Male Leadership Academy Scholars Program, which serves to develop and promote the academic excellence, social consciousness and leadership skills of Black and Latino male college SEEK students. Andrew has worked in education and social services for over 15 years encompassing youth development, child welfare, outpatient mental health, anti-racism, community service, advocacy, and leadership development. Andrew is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a BS in Television, Radio and Film Production. He also earned a Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. Andrew continues to nurture his interests in art and media in his work with students.



Gary DillionGary L. Dillon Jr., PhD
Licensed Supervising Psychologist, Baruch Counseling Center
(Baruch College, CUNY)

Dr. Dillon is a NYS licensed psychologist who earned his M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. Over the past decade, he has worked in numerous hospitals and college counseling centers throughout NYC. Dr. Dillon takes an integrative approach to therapy, often working relationally from a feminist and multiculturally-informed lens with clients while incorporating dynamic interventions and evidence-based treatments (i.e., MI, PST, CBT, & DBT). Dr. Dillon’s areas of expertise involve social justice and advocacy, implicit bias and microaggressions, and diversity, equity and inclusion – all of which inform his sensitive, curious, collaborative, and conscientious approach to therapy. He has published and presented his research focusing on understanding the unique lived experiences of marginalized populations, such as those who are of color, undocumented, or self-identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Dr. Dillon is currently working at Baruch College as a Supervising Psychologist/Student Psychological Counselor, providing individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, supervision, psychoeducational workshops and outreach service.



Walking in My Shoes Part II
(Conversation with Black Sons & Fathers)

Wednesday, February 17
6:00PM - 7:30PM 

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