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 2020: “for us, by us: celebrating innovation and resistance across the black diaspora”

Black people across the diaspora have creatively found ways to express themselves, provide for their communities, and impact the globe. Powered by the multi-faceted nature of its ingenuity, the Black community is constantly shaping the world and relentlessly pursuing goals. Our 25th annual Black Solidarity Conference is a celebration: we will explore the expanse of Blackness by honoring our past and reimagining our future. This year’s conference seeks to turn inspiration into celebration and abundance by looking at Blackness across fields, mediums, and borders.

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:

Still i rise: navigating collective black trauma

Last year’s theme addressed mental health in the black community. It also explored different forms of self-care, self-preservation, and survival tactics including reliance on spirituality, community, art, and more. Last year’s participants were also given the opportunity to discuss the black home, where we can both analyze how it can create and heal trauma.



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