The 24th Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale

Thursday, February 7th - Sunday, February 10th  


Still I Rise: Navigating Collective Black Trauma and Resilience

This year, BSC will address mental health in the black community by exploring the causes of historical and contemporary traumas. The conference will focus on different forms of self-care, self-preservation, and survival tactics through the discussion of topics including resilience based in community, spirituality, and art. Together, we will strive to collectively process and prosper. 


Thursday, February 7th, 2019

2 pm-7 pm: Registration

7 pm-9:30 pm: HBO Documentary Screening

Friday, February 8th, 2019

9 am-1 pm: Registration

9 AM- 9:30 AM: mORNING rECEPTION-Afro American Cultural Center

10 am: Speaking events and workshops

Your Hustle, your Wellness and You- Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Room 114

Mixed Race Voices- Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 101

Feeding the Soul: Spriitual’s Place in Mental Health- William L. Harkness Room 201

Performance by Bassey Ikpi- Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 102

11:30 am-1PM: cAREER FAIR

Will take place in the E-Room and the Founder’s Room of the AFAM House

2:30 pm: Speaking events and workshops

Free Yourself from Mental Slavery: Healing Racialized Stress*- Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Room 114

Political Organization in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter- Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 102

Environmental Justice, Black Power- Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 101

Building the Black Home and Family- William L. Harkness Room 119

5 pm-6:15 pm: Dinner and discussion with ujima groups

  • Dinner will be provided for this event

7 pm-9 pm: open mic night- Afro—American Cultural Center

9 pm-1:30 am- Concert- Toad’s place

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

10:45 am: Speaking Events and Workshops

Eat Healthy, Not White: Nutrition for Black Students*- Afro-American Cultural Center

Fitness with Fran! Resilience Yoga*- Afro-American Cultural Center

Art + Affirmation Workshop*- Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 101

Good Enough with Nathan Zed- Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Room 114

12:15 pm-1 pm: Lunch and discussions with ujimaa groups

1:30 PM: Speaking events and Workshops

Black Bodies Navigating White Healthcare- Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 101

Black Feminism and Black Love with Rachel Cargle- Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 102

From #PermitPatty to #survivingRKelly: Coping Mechanisms in the Digital Age- Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Room 114

3 pm-4:30 pm: corporate events

7 pm-9:30 pm: Keynote dinner- omni hotel

10 pm-1 Am: Afterparty- omni hotel

sunday, February 10th, 2019

10 Am-11:30 am: service with black church at yale

*for interactive/participatory workshops

*this schedule is subject to minor changes in time and location