The 2022 Black Solidarity Conference Planning Committee
Amanda Carter, Student Chair
I am Amanda Carter, a sophomore Strategic Communications major with a minor in African/African American Studies from Atlanta, Georgia. I serve as the Co-Vice President of Special Events for the Black Student Union where I put on programming that will bring the black community on Elon’s campus together. I am also a Resident Assistant in the Danieley neighborhood. Singing, acting, shopping, and watching sports are just a few things I enjoy doing in my free time! While being on the committee, I am looking forward to pouring into my community to encourage more Black Joy.
Mahogany Madden-Roberts, (Education)
I am Mahogany Madden-Roberts and I am from Sparks, MD. I am currently a junior, majoring in Public Health Studies and Biology, with a minor in Spanish. I serve as the Vice President of the Black Student Union, which allows me to provide communication to our members, as well as help plan initiatives that will strengthen the Black community at Elon. I also serve as a Tour guide and Diversity Ambassador within the university’s admissions office. In addition to strengthening the community aspect on our campus, I look forward to obtaining new skills and tools, which will allow me to not only become a stronger individual but also contribute more to my community!
Queen Assata Stephens, (Education)
I am Queen Assata Stephens, a senior from Charlotte, NC. I am majoring in Public Health Studies, with an African & African American studies minor. I serve as the Black Student Success coordinator for the CREDE and the president of the acapella group, Melanated Melodies. In leading up to Black Solidarity Conference, I’m looking forward to seeing all the different types of Black love and joy showcased throughout the conference.
Camyrn Harris, (Logistics)
I am Camryn Harris, a sophomore at Elon. I am majoring in Political Science with a double minor in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. I am a Legal Professions Scholar, Smart Mentors Advising Rising Talent (SMART) Mentor, an Event Coordinator in the Global Neighborhood Association, an Athletic committee member in the Black Student Union (BSU), and an upcoming Team Lead for New Student Programs. I am also in the 2024 cohort of the Periclean Scholars Program with a focus on racial equity and social justice in Alamance County.
Christina Carr, (Logistics)
I am Christina Carr, a junior Psychology major with minors in Sociology & Neuroscience. I am the President of the Black Student Union, Student Union Board, and a Senior Resident Assistant in the Global Neighborhood. I love to spend time outdoors and try new things! This will be my first in-person Black Solidarity Conference and I’m excited to see everyone come together! Black joy is something I’m bringing into my new year so it’s exciting seeing this come to life as a conference.
Parris Lowery, (Entertainment)
I am Parris Lowery, a first-year student from Sumter, South Carolina. I am an Engineer with a minor in Science. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano, fishing, and love to listen to music. I am also a part of the Elon University football team. While being on the committee I am looking forward to uplifting and unifying my community.
Nyah Britt, (Marketing)
I am Nyah Britt! I am a junior from Atlanta, Ga, studying Business Analytics on a premed track with a minor in chemistry. I’m the President of the National Council for Negro Women, and I serve as the Vice President of community outreach and activism for the Black Student Union. It is one of my passions to contribute to empowering the Black Community. As a member of this committee, I look forward to bringing Black love,joy, and success into one space.
Mari’ Robinson, (Marketing)
I am Mari’ Robinson, a sophomore from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I’m majoring in finance and double minoring in accounting and African/African American studies. I am the Vice President of Finances for the Black Student Union and the Marketing Secretary for Elon’s chapter of the National Council of Negro Women. I am also an Odyssey Scholar and a processing assistant at Inman Admissions. This is my first time participating in Black Solidarity Day. Being able to be on the committee this year, I’m super excited to be a part of bringing Elon’s black community together.
Simone Royal, Advisor
I am Simone Royal, an Elon Alum and the Program Coordinator for the CREDE. As an educator, I have a personal interest in working to eliminate disparities within marginalized communities. I am dedicated to cultivating a welcome and grounded environment for others to develop their understanding of cultural humility while advocating for the liberation of minoritized communities within systems of oppression.