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Black Intersections: Resistance, Pride, and Liberation Conference

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The Claremont Colleges--Office of Black Student Affairs

139 East Seventh Street

Claremont, CA 91711

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ANNOUNCEMENT: CLAREMONT COLLEGES (Pitzer, Scripps, HMC, Pomona, CGU, CMC and KGI) STUDENTS ONLY are now able to register for the conference free of charge at http://bit.ly/2017BICFree through March 24. You must enter a valid college ID and campus-specific email address in order to confirm your registration. If you are a student who has already registered and paid through this site, send your ID# and receipt to obsa@cuc.claremont.edu to obtain a refund.

Claremont Colleges faculty and staff may register at the discount rate of $30 (email obsa@cuc.claremont.edu to obtain the code).


Students of African descent at the Claremont Colleges are hosting a conference titled, “Black Intersections: Resistance, Pride, and Liberation”, to discuss pertinent issues facing the Black community in the United States and abroad. The objective of the conference is to provide a space for Black students, faculty, and administration to discuss and publish their historical and contemporary works about acts of dissent, empowerment, and freedom. The conference is grounded in African-American historiography that can inform the process of one loving their Blackness and the impact on their liberation in contemporary society.

The conference will include the following artists, performers, and speakers: Dr. William Darity-Duke University-Opening Keynote, Barak adé Soleil-Creative Performer, Tammy Green-Director of the Student Disabilities Resource Center of the Claremont University Consortium, Dr. Melina Abullah-Los Angeles Black Lives Matter Organizer and Chair and Professor, CSU, Los Angeles Pan-African Studies Department, Dr. Kevin McGruder, Antioch College, Dr. Gabrielle Civil, Black Feminist Performance Artist-Closing Performance, Thomas D. Allison, Esq., MPA and Founder,President of Social Justice Advocacy Project, Inc., Thomas "TJ" Loftin, Business guru, speaker, and wealth coach, performer Gia Scott-Heron, and Kara Mack, artist and choreographer.

For questions or inquiries, contact conference chair/organizer Tiffani J. Smith and other organizers at blackintersectionsconference@gmail.com or call the Office of Black Student Affairs at (909) 607-3669.

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:00a-4:00p Registration

10a-11:15a Concurrent Sessions

11:35a-12:55p Concurrent Sessions

1p-2:25p Welcome Lunch

2:45p-4p Concurrent Sessions

5p-4:45p Break

5p-6:30p Dinner and Opening Keynote with Dr. William Darity


Friday, March 31, 2017

9:00a-6:00p Registration

10a-11:15a Concurrent Sessions

11:35a-12:50p Concurrent Sessions

1p-2:40p Food Truck Friday, Vendors and Resources

3p-4:30p Concurrent Sessions, Student Poster Presentation

4:45p-6:15p Performances

6:15p Dinner on your own

7:30p-9:30p No host/cash bar 21+ Meet and Greet


Saturday, April 1, 2017

9:00a-6:00p Registration

10a-11:15a Concurrent Sessions

11a-12:30p Concurrent Sessions

12:50p-2:25p Plenary Session on DIS(Ability)--with Tammy Green, Barak ade Soleil, & Dr. Rodney Hume-Dawson

2:45p-4p Concurrent Sessions and Documentary Screenings

4p-5:30p Concurrent Sessions

6p-7:40p Dinner and Dialogues ft. conference keynotes and facilitators


Sunday, April 2, 2017

9:00a-12p Religious service options and Non-Religious options

12:30p-3:00p Brunch and Closing Keynote with Dr. Gabrielle Civil

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