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Mission


The Black Student Alliance at Yale, otherwise known as BSAY, is a multi-cultural organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Black students at Yale through political action, community action, and social events.

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Mission


The Black Student Alliance at Yale, otherwise known as BSAY, is a multi-cultural organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Black students at Yale through political action, community action, and social events.

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Meet The Board


Meet The Board


  Kendall Easley: Co- President   Kendall is a Junior in Stiles, double majoring in Political Science and ER&M.

Kendall Easley: Co- President

Kendall is a Junior in Stiles, double majoring in Political Science and ER&M.

  Jordan Powell: Community Action Chair   Jordan is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College from Brooklyn. She is a prospective Political Science and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies or Ethnicity, Race, and Migration major.

Jordan Powell: Community Action Chair

Jordan is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College from Brooklyn. She is a prospective Political Science and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies or Ethnicity, Race, and Migration major.

  Alyse Robinson: Treasurer   Alyse is a sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, California, in Saybrook college. She aspires to double major in English Literature and Portuguese.

Alyse Robinson: Treasurer

Alyse is a sophomore from Rancho Cucamonga, California, in Saybrook college. She aspires to double major in English Literature and Portuguese.

  Alyssa Ince: Co-President   Alyssa is a junior from Reisterstown, MD in Benjamin Franklin College. She is double majoring in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race and Migration.

Alyssa Ince: Co-President

Alyssa is a junior from Reisterstown, MD in Benjamin Franklin College. She is double majoring in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race and Migration.

  Raajii Daniel: Publicist   Raajii is a sophomore in JE from Minneapolis, majoring in Cognitive Science.

Raajii Daniel: Publicist

Raajii is a sophomore in JE from Minneapolis, majoring in Cognitive Science.

  Mia Jackson: Co-Social Events Committee Chair   Mia is a sophomore is JE from Richmond, VA, majoring in Computer Science

Mia Jackson: Co-Social Events Committee Chair

Mia is a sophomore is JE from Richmond, VA, majoring in Computer Science

        Chibuzor (Uzo) Biosah: Vice President   Uzo is a Junior in Trumbull College, majoring in Ethics, Politics and Economics.

Chibuzor (Uzo) Biosah: Vice President

Uzo is a Junior in Trumbull College, majoring in Ethics, Politics and Economics.

  Chika Ogbejesi: Co-Social Events Committee Chair   Chika is a sophomore in JE from Madison, CT. She is a prospective neuroscience major with pre-med.

Chika Ogbejesi: Co-Social Events Committee Chair

Chika is a sophomore in JE from Madison, CT. She is a prospective neuroscience major with pre-med.

  Eden Senay: First-Year Liaison  Eden is a first year from Fort Collins, CO in Morse College. She plans on majoring in Cognitive Science with a focus on Computer Science.

Eden Senay: First-Year Liaison
Eden is a first year from Fort Collins, CO in Morse College. She plans on majoring in Cognitive Science with a focus on Computer Science.

  Seyade Tadele: Social Justice Chair   Seyade is a sophomore in TD from Minneapolis. She is a prospective Education Studies Scholar planning to major in Economics.

Seyade Tadele: Social Justice Chair

Seyade is a sophomore in TD from Minneapolis. She is a prospective Education Studies Scholar planning to major in Economics.

  Kofi Ansong: Membership Coordinator   Kofi is a sophomore in Hopper from Manchester, CT. He planning to major in Computer Science & Math

Kofi Ansong: Membership Coordinator

Kofi is a sophomore in Hopper from Manchester, CT. He planning to major in Computer Science & Math

    Kevin Tamakloe: First-Year Liaison   Kevin is a first year from Ruston, LA in Benjamin Franklin College. He plans to double major in Economics and African American Studies.

Kevin Tamakloe: First-Year Liaison

Kevin is a first year from Ruston, LA in Benjamin Franklin College. He plans to double major in Economics and African American Studies.

  Nina Todd: First-Year Liaison   Nina Todd is a First Year from Germantown, Maryland in Branford College. She plans to double major in AFAM and Economics.

Nina Todd: First-Year Liaison

Nina Todd is a First Year from Germantown, Maryland in Branford College. She plans to double major in AFAM and Economics.

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History


In September 1964, 14 black male students matriculated to Yale, a record number for the time. Along with black upperclassmen, these freshmen launched the first Spook Weekend, a huge social weekend that brought hundreds of Black students to Yale from throughout the Northeast. The next year, the Yale Discussion Group on Negro Affairs was founded. The discussion group soon became the Black Student Alliance at Yale, (BSAY), in 1967. Among the founding members of BSAY were Donald Ogilvie ’68, Armstead Robinson ’69, Glen DeChabert ’70, Woody Brittain ’70, Craig Foster ’69, and Ralph Dawson ’71. BSAY advocated for increased black enrollment, the development of Afro-American Studies, improved relations with the African-American community of New Haven, and the establishment of a cultural center for black students on Yale’s campus.

History


In September 1964, 14 black male students matriculated to Yale, a record number for the time. Along with black upperclassmen, these freshmen launched the first Spook Weekend, a huge social weekend that brought hundreds of Black students to Yale from throughout the Northeast. The next year, the Yale Discussion Group on Negro Affairs was founded. The discussion group soon became the Black Student Alliance at Yale, (BSAY), in 1967. Among the founding members of BSAY were Donald Ogilvie ’68, Armstead Robinson ’69, Glen DeChabert ’70, Woody Brittain ’70, Craig Foster ’69, and Ralph Dawson ’71. BSAY advocated for increased black enrollment, the development of Afro-American Studies, improved relations with the African-American community of New Haven, and the establishment of a cultural center for black students on Yale’s campus.

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Goals


On campus, we strive to meet the needs of the Black community by holding weekly meetings that are pertinent to the lives of Black students on campus and that create a supportive community for all Black students at Yale. BSAY strives to create a safe and active community in order to adequately represent and respond to the Black community. This sense of community must come from both current social activities and from a sense of shared history and culture.

Goals


On campus, we strive to meet the needs of the Black community by holding weekly meetings that are pertinent to the lives of Black students on campus and that create a supportive community for all Black students at Yale. BSAY strives to create a safe and active community in order to adequately represent and respond to the Black community. This sense of community must come from both current social activities and from a sense of shared history and culture.

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End


"It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains." - Assata Shakur

 

 

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"It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains." - Assata Shakur

 

 

History and Goals of BSAY


History and Goals of BSAY


The Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY) is a multi-cultural organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of Black students at Yale through political action, community action, and social events.

In September 1964, 14 black male students matriculated to Yale, a record number for the time. Along with black upperclassmen, these freshmen launched the first Spook Weekend, a huge social weekend that brought hundreds of Black students to Yale from throughout the Northeast. The next year, the Yale Discussion Group on Negro Affairs was founded. The discussion group soon became the Black Student Alliance at Yale, or BSAY, in 1967. Among the founding members of BSAY were Donald Ogilvie '68, Armstead Robinson '69, Glenn deChabert '70, Woody Brittain '70, Craig Foster '69, and Ralph Dawson '71. BSAY advocated for increased black enrollment, the development of Afro-American Studies, improved relations with the African-American community of New Haven, and the establishment of a cultural center for black students on Yale's campus.

On campus, we strive to meet the needs of the Black community by holding weekly meetings that are pertinent to the lives of Black students on campus and that create a supportive community for all Black students at Yale. BSAY strives to create a safe and active community in order to adequately represent and respond to the Black community. This sense of community must come from both current social activities and from a sense of shared history and culture.

"It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains." - Assata Shakur