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2018 ManUp Leadership Conference:
"Rise Up to the Challenge! Move Forward!"

The African American Male Initiative Program at Valdosta State University in partnership with the Department of African American Studies presents VSU's 1st ever ManUp Leadership Conference 2018 "Rise Up to the Challenge; Move Forward". The ManUp Leadership Conference is comprised of several nationally known motivational speakers and authors and promises to be an event to remember.


Conference Speakers:


Chris Broussard-
American sports analyst for Fox Sports, who mainly covers the NBA. Previously, he was a columnist for ESPN Magazine and, and made appearances on ESPN's NBA Fastbreak as an analyst.


Tru Pettigrew-
Authored Publications in the The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, Fast Company and Fortune Magazine.


Jimi Kendrix- 
Executive Music Producer with major artist credits: Jay-Z, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, 2-Pac, G-Unit, Lloyd Banks, and more,


John the"U-Can Man" Isom Jr.-
Retired US-Military Army Verteran, Author and Motivational Speaker who vows that every generation needs to know that if he can then "U-Can".

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