About Black Solidarity Day and Elon University’s Black Solidarity Conference

Black Solidarity Day began in 1969, due to the work of Brooklyn College professor Dr. Carlos Russell, as a demonstration of Black liberation. Now 51 years since its inception, Black Solidarity Day will take place at Elon University for its 7th Annual Conference. The Elon University Black Solidarity Conference aims to unite Black-identifying students, faculty, and staff by providing an avenue through which Black identity, Black intersectionality, and building solidarity are explored.

This year we continue to offer an allyship, anti-racism, anti-black racism track designed specifically for non-black identified participants who want to learn more about anti-Blackness, oppression, power, privilege, and ways in which they can be better allies with Black communities. We encourage presentations from persons of all backgrounds with expertise in the following topics to submit to the appropriate tracks.

Conference Pillars

  • Anti-Black Racism
  • Wellness in Black communities
  • Socio-political activism
  • Afro-centric education
  • Blackness in a global context
  • Blackness & intersectionality
  • Looking toward a Black future

Black Solidarity Conference Spring 2021

The 2021 Conference Theme is Embracing A Black Future. The planning committee is working diligently to create an innovative, COMPLETELY VIRTUAL experience on February 26, 2021!

Conference Participation

The 2021 Black Solidarity Conference is FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES, including Elon faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

If you have specific questions, please contact bsd@elon.edu or John Robinson-Miller IV, Assistant Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (336-278-7244).