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The Black Panel

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center, UL 105 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

The New School Black Student Union (BSU) invites you to THE BLACK PANEL, a space for current students to unpack the significance of our presence as Black students at a predominantly white institution, and discover ways to support and sustain our community within the institution.  

From January 30th to February 2nd, 2020, thirteen affiliated members of The New School BSU attended the 25th Annual Yale Black Solidarity Conference. This student-run conference invited over 700 undergraduates of various races, religions, ethnicities, and communities from across the country to discuss issues pertaining to the African Diaspora. Through discussions, panels, networking, and social gatherings, students analyzed issues affecting the Black/Afro-diasporic community and explored solutions that can be implemented on their own college campuses.

Using the experience of this year’s conference as a backdrop for the discussion, The New School BSU attendees will recount their experiences at the Yale Black Solidarity Conference as well as explore the following questions:

What does it mean to be Black students in academia? How do we sustain an autonomous Black presence on campus beyond Black History Month? What does this look like? What space can intercollegiate conferences hold for maintaining and supporting Black students on campuses?  

Presented by Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

Event Type

Film and Media Screenings, Projects and Presentations


Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Education and Learning, Race In The U.S.


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Race and Ethnicity






Additional Details

The event is open to the entire TNS Community.  Please rsvp via the Eventbrite page.  The event is co-sponsored by USS and Lang CESJ.

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