Black Men Engaged Resource Group

About Us:

Black Men Engaged (BME) is a Resource Group based out of the Biological Sciences Division. We seek to build community and camaraderie among Black Men at the University of Chicago. The resource group also serves to promote the importance of service, mentorship, and professional networking on and off campus. For more information, contact Tobias Spears.  


Leadership Team

David Hampton, Assistant Professor, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Vince Morgan, MD Candidate, Pritzker School of Medicine

Selwyn Rogers, Professor and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Director, Trauma Center
Executive Vice President, Community Health Engagement

Tobias Spears, Director of Diversity Initiatives, Biological Sciences Division

Kenneth Wilson, Associate Professor, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Deputy Director, Trauma Center

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Join us for a conversation about community led by Xavier Ramey, who is CEO of Justice Informed, a social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. He is an award-winning social strategist, noted public speaker, and vocal advocate against the police & prison state in America. Combining his background in economics, extensive management and social impact experience, as well as grassroots community organizing, he leads a company that brings a wealth of experience & network to clients seeking a catalyzed strategy for inclusion, philanthropy, CSR, & public policy-informed community change.

Xavier has served as the lead for the Social Innovation and Philanthropy strategy at the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement, managed multi-million dollar community investment portfolios to stimulate economic and workforce impact across the contiguous 5-county Chicago region, and worked as a nonprofit Director of Development in the North Lawndale community of Chicago. In his spare time, he assists as a founding member of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, an artist-activist organization committed to stopping state violence against people of color and uplifting restorative solutions to hypercapitalism and community divestment. He is also a Board member at one of the nation’s largest youth writing and art organizations, Young Chicago Authors, and the newly opened Chicago Center for Arts and Technology.

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