#2001 The 19th Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale
   
     

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The 19th Annual Black Solidarity Conference:
Rooted: The Odyssey of Black Art

Thursday, February 13, 2014:

2:00pm – 7:00pm
Registration:
As soon as you arrive in New Haven, you'll want to check in with the BSC Board at 211 Park St. After that, take some time to relax and explore campus before the night's activities!

Click here for directions to Registration: The Afro-American Cultural Center Lighten Room: 211 Park Street

7:00pm – 12:00am
Conference Connect:
Here is your chance to meet conference participants from all over the country! Join us for some exciting social activities at 211 Park St.

Click here for directions to Conference Connect: The Afro-American Cultural Center Lighten Room: 211 Park Street


Friday, February 14, 2014:

10:00am – 11:15am
Opening Ceremony:
You won't want to miss out on this Official Welcome to BSC. You'll learn critical information about the weekend, so be here on time!

Click here for directions to Opening Ceremony: Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall Room 114: 1 Prospect Street

11:30am – 1:00pm
Eliminating the Commercialism: a Reintroduction to Hip Hop
Hip hop is one of the most powerful and dominant forms of music today. Many question whether hip hop has migrated from its foundation as hip hop became more mainstream. This discussion will compare rap and hip hop, and analyze modern hip hop in relation to the genre’s roots.



Write, Listen and Look: Finding the Deeper Meaning in Spoken Word
In today’s world, the power of spoken word and poetry often gets lost among the commercialized lyrics of popular music. This panel will hope to rediscover the importance of spoken word and poetry and the understand the role they play in the modern world, especially as they relate to the experience of the African diaspora.

(Business Casual Attire Requested)

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Lunch and Discussion

Click here for directions to Lunch and Discussion Rooms: Harkness Hall :100 Wall Street

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Professional Networking and Career Fair

(Professional Attire Requested)

Click here for directions to the Networking and Career Fair: The Afro-American Cultural Center Enormous Room: 211 Park Street

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Dinner

Click here for directions to Dinner: The Afro-American Cultural Center: 211 Park Street

9:00pm – 2:00am (Doors at 8)
Concert , Toad’s Place

Click here for directions to the Concert: Toad's Place: 300 York St


Saturday, February 15, 2014:

10:30am – 11:15am
Conference Announcements

11:30am – 1:00pm
In Living Color and Movement

Despite its large influence on modern visual art and dance Black artistic expression has been little explored and understood by many within our society. In this discussion we hope to discover what makes Black visual art and dance unique, and understand the impact both Black visual art and dance have had on other artistic styles and mediums.

Representations on the Stage and Screen
Unlike the other forms of art explored at this year’s conference, film and theater are two forms of media that till this day continue to limit the Black presence in the mainstream. We hope to explore both what makes Black films/plays and how Black roles are cast in American films/plays.

1:30pm – 2:30pm

(Business Casual Attire Requested)

Lunch and Discussion

Click here for directions to Lunch and Discussion Rooms: Harkness Hall :100 Wall Street

3:00pm – 4:30pm
Art as Activism Workshops

5:30pm – 6:30pm

VIP Reception with Professor Nikki Giovanni

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale: 155 Temple Street

7:00pm – 9:30pm (Doors at 6:30)

(Black Semi-Formal Attire Requested)
Keynote Dinner featuring Nikki Giovanni, Omni Hotel at Yale

Click here for directions to the Keynote Dinner: Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale: 155 Temple Street

10:00pm – 1:30am
The Official BSC After Party


Sunday, February 16, 2014:

10:30am – 12:00pm
Black Church at Yale Morning Service

www.bcay.org

Click here for directions to BCAY: The Afro-American Cultural Center: 211 Park Street


 

 

 

*This schedule is subject to change.*