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 50 years since its inception, Black Solidarity Day will take place at Elon University for its 6th 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 are offering 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

Black Solidarity Conference Spring 2021

More information coming soon! The planning committee is looking forward to another successful conference celebrating the collective power and achievements of the Pan-African Diaspora!

Conference Participation

The 2021 Black Solidarity Conferneceis FREE for Elon students, faculty, and staff. Attendees from surrounding communities and other colleges and universities can attend Black Solidarity Day for $70 per person, which includes registration costs and meals.

If you have specific questions, please contact Tyrone Jean, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (336-278-7244).