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 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 2018 Theme:

Let's Get It On: Deconstructing Sex, Sexuality, and Gender in the Black Community

This year’s theme calls participants to unpack the sexual and gendered practices and ideas that we’ve inherited, as well as discuss the ways our community intentionally disrupts them. The 2018 conference will truly run the gamut: from topics such as Black hyper masculinity, to the overt sexualization of Black bodies, to giving voice and visualization to black queer and trans experiences. By entering this conference with an open spirit of exchange, we will challenge traditional notions of sex(uality) and gender while making space to explore our intersectional identities.


Contact Us

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

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

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Last Year's Theme:

A new Dawn, A New Day: Promoting and protecting blackness in the digital age

Last year's theme led 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 dissected technology’s role in transforming narratives, raising awareness, and providing new levels of agency and accountability to Black people across the diaspora.



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