Auburn native McLeod leads Martin Luther King-inspired CNY conference for men

By: Kelly Rocheleau Education Reporter

SYRACUSE — Sean McLeod said he wanted to create a space where men could express themselves.

In the Footsteps of Martin: A Conference for Men, allowed McLeod to do that, he said. McLeod, founder of the event, president of the Auburn-based New York Institute of Dance & Education and founder of Reaching for Higher Ground Consulting, joined various panelists who spoke about topics such as what it means to be a man and a man of color — though McLeod noted that the event was for everyone — at the Salt Space Theater in Syracuse Saturday.

The panelists spoke at a general panel discussion as part of a two-day event that included various panels throughout the day Saturday, and a concert Saturday night following an event at the new Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn Friday. In the Footsteps of Martin events have also been held in the past…  FULL ARTICLE