Join the BSC Team!

Looking for a professional opportunity to get involved with the Black Solidarity Conference? Join us as a Corporate Sponsor! The Black Solidarity Conference (BSC), is Yale’s largest undergraduate conference and one of the largest student run conferences in the nation. As we bring in over 700 highly accomplished students of color from the top colleges and universities in the country (including those of the Ivy League), the conference would be a great diversity recruiting platform for any program. The benefits of sponsoring our organization range from access to the resumes and email addresses of our hundreds of participants to recognition in email news blasts to students across the country. As a nonprofit organization, you will receive all of the benefits of Onyx membership (donation of $7,500 and above) at the cost of Bronze Membership (donation of at least $500). Sponsoring BSC is not only a great recruitment activity but also a smart investment!

Email kristopher.harvey@yale.edu for more information and check out our Corporate Sponsorship Packet below.

2013 BSC Sponsorship Packet

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We love this post from the Williams BSU!

Originally posted on Black in the Purple Bubble:

This past weekend, the Williams BSU took a trip to the Yale BSC. The Yale BSC draws in hundreds of students each year to discuss topics relevant to black communities across the diaspora. This year, the conference discussed the relationship between Black communities and general themes of sexuality.

Some interesting topics included: marriage, interracial relationships, teen pregnancy, queer communities within Black communities, and the list goes on. The conference also showcased a concert by Atlanta group Travis Porter and Keynote Dinner with Angela Davis. Our constituents definitely enjoyed the conference and really valued the opportunity to talk with students from peer institutions.

Travis Porter:

What were your thoughts, if you attended? Would you be willing to attend in the future? Let us know in the comment box. Also, enjoy some of the photos from the weekend.

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History of the Black Solidarity Conference

The Black Solidarity Conference was founded in 1994 at Yale University around the concept of Black Solidarity Day, an event inspired by Douglas Turner Ward’s play Day of Absence. The conference serves as a forum for students of color to exchange ideas and opinions about pressing issues while providing an avenue to network with peers. In the past we have had speakers such as Dr. Na’im Akbar, Dr. Kathleen Cleaver, Aaron McGruder, Spike Lee, Cousin Jeff from Cousin Jeff Chronicles, Tavis Smiley, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Cornel West and most recently, Dr. Angela Davis.

Welcome to the Black Solidarity Conference

The Black Solidarity Conference is an annual conference for undergraduate students hosted by the Black Solidarity Conference Board on the campus of Yale University. The conference consists of one weekend (Thursday through Sunday) of non-stop events such as panels, discussions, networking, and social opportunities for participants. While we discuss ideas and issues pertaining specifically to the African-American community, all are welcome and encouraged to join! Conference this year will be held from February 14 through February 17, 2013 on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.