About the Black Solidarity Conference

The Black Solidarity Conference at Yale is a completely student-run annual conference held in February.  BSC is the largest undergraduate conference held at Yale University and it continues to grow each year! BSC invites over 700 undergraduates of of various races, religions, ethnicities, and communities to discuss issues pertaining to the African Diaspora. Through discussions, panels, networking, and social gatherings, students from across the country analyze issues affecting the Black/Afro-Diasporic community and explore solutions that can be implemented on their own college campuses.  In the past, the Conference has hosted Drs. Michael Eric Dyson, Angela Davis, Nikki Giovanni, and Cornel West as keynote speakers. We've also hosted artists such as J. Cole, Big Sean, Vic Mensa, and Phony Ppl as concert performers! In the following pages, you can discover how to register for conference and be a part of this amazing experience!

BSC 2017 Theme

A New Dawn, A New Day: Promoting and Protecting Blackness in the Digital Age

This year’s theme will lead participants on a creative exploration of multidimensional Blackness in the digital age. By engaging with the digital platforms we often frequent (such as social media, journalism, apps, and hashtags) we will dissect technology’s role in transforming narratives, raising awareness, and providing new levels of agency and accountability to Black people across the diaspora.


Contact Us

For speaking inquiries, email speakers.bsc@gmail.com

For housing & outreach inquiries, email blacksolidarityconference@gmail.com

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Last Year's Theme:


Last year's theme sought to reflect on and analyze our past, while simultaneously looking toward our future. "The Miseducation" highlighted the ways in which Black histories have often been misconstrued, falsely constructed, and ignored in the US.

"[Changing] History as We Know It" was explored through celebration of untold Black histories and successes in every sphere. By beginning to inherit our true histories, we hoped to unite through communal knowing to build our futures together.

Where is the Conference?

The conference takes place every February at Yale University. The Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale serves as the "home base" throughout BSC while panels, workshops, and several events take place in classrooms, conference halls, and other venues across Yale's campus. 


Yale University
The Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale

211 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06511