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Black History Month kickoff focuses on community and celebration
February 2, 2023
The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education hosted the Black History Month Kickoff event on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The theme for Black History Month 2023 at Elon is "The Black Renaissance: Revive, Reclaim, Rejoice."
Unity LA diversity initiative launches with ‘Strong Black Lead’ event
March 9, 2022
More than 75 students, alumni and industry guests attended the alumni panel that addressed leadership, professional relationships, advocacy in the modern workplace and the importance of self-reflection.
Jaki Shelton Green speaks of nurturing joy at 2022 Black Solidarity Conference
February 28, 2022
The North Carolina poet laureate, Green delivered the keynote address and sparks Black joy at the 2022 Black Solidarity Conference.
Melanated Melodies: A space for Black students to connect through music
February 18, 2022
Founded in 2019, the a cappella group helps Black students at Elon connect and strengthen their community.
Trailblazing alum Bryant Colson ’80 returns to Elon for Black History Month Kickoff
February 2, 2022
Bryant Colson '80, who was the first Black student to be elected SGA president and to serve as editor-in-chief of The Pendulum, spoke to the Elon community during the Black History Month Kickoff event on Feb. 1.
Black Solidarity Day Conference encourages ‘Embracing a Black Future’
March 1, 2021
The Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education’s 7th annual Black Solidarity Day Conference aimed to unite Black-identifying students, faculty and staff by exploring Black identity and intersectionality.
Elon panel tackles local history of lynching, racial violence and way toward healing
February 25, 2021
Faculty and community members spoke of the legacy of grief and terror spawned by ongoing racial inequity and violence. Elon University must address its past and accelerate change for justice and equality, they said.
Department of Performing Arts to present ‘Redemption For Our Skin’ in Black History Month Dance Concert
February 24, 2021
The performance is directed by Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Keshia Wall and will be streamed at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 and 27 at elonperformingarts.com.
Progress report on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
February 23, 2021
Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Randy Williams provides this update on work taking place in the Elon community
Sowande’ Mustakeem ’00 telling stories of Blackness as renowned author, professor
February 18, 2021
Sowande’ Mustakeem ’00, author of “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” shares her story of loss, triumph and success, since graduating as Elon’s first African & African-American Studies major.