Black Solidarity Conference

 2024 Black Solidarity Day: “Rhythms of Resilience: One Soul, One Sound”

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education is excited to invite you to the 2024 Black Solidarity

Conference “Rhythms of Resilience”, on Friday, February 23rd! The Black Solidarity Planning Committee is working diligently to create an innovative, enlightening, and engaging IN-PERSON experience.

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 towards and while supporting Black communities. We encourage presentations from persons of all backgrounds with expertise in the following topics to submit to the appropriate tracks.

About 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. In 2014, Black students at Elon University implemented their own Black Solidarity Day as a form of protest, an act of solidarity among Black students, and a call to action for the university campus.

The Black Solidarity Conference will take place at Elon University for its 10th 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 in addition to creating space for the entirety of the Elon community to dive deeper into matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Conference Pillars

  • Allyship, Anti-Racism, Anti-Black Racism
  • Wellness in Black communities
  • Blackness in a Global Context
  • Intersectionality in Black Communities
  • Socio-political activism

Conference Participation

The Black Solidarity Conference is FREE FOR ALL ELON ATTENDEES, including Elon faculty, staff, students, and alumni. There is a $25 fee for any off-campus attendees. This fee will contribute to your registration and food throughout the conference.


If you have specific questions, please contact Simone Royal ( or the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (336-278-6516).