In 1969, as a demonstration of Black Liberation, Black Solidarity Day began because of the work of Brooklyn College professor Dr. Carlos Russell.  Now 50 years since it’s inception, Black Solidarity will take place at Elon for its 6th Annual Conference.  This allows unification to the Black-identifying students, faculty, and staff by providing an avenue through which Black identity, Black intersectionality, and building solidarity are explored.

This year’s theme of the conference is “(Re)Envision: Blackness in 20/20” which addresses Black global identity in both the intersectional and collective contexts.  This year the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (CREDE) welcomes an allyship, anti-racism, anti-black racism track designed specifically for non-black participants who want to learn more about anti-blackness, oppression, power, privilege and ways they can be better allies with Black communities.

2020 Black Solidarity Conference will be Friday, February 7th through Saturday, February 8th.  The Conference is FREE for Elon students, faculty, and staff.  Attendees from outside of Elon University can attend for $70 per person, which includes registration costs and meals.

For more specific questions, please contact the Assistant Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education, Brandon Bell at