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50th Anniversary


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50th Anniversary


INTERSECTING VOICES:

LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR FUTURE WHILE HONORING OUR PAST

October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Thank you so much for your interest in BSAY's 50th anniversary. The conference is to be held on October 6-8, 2017. Tickets and registration is now open. 
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Calendar of Events


BSAY 50t h Anniversary Celebration Schedule Intersecting Voices: Looking Forward to Our Future While Honoring Our Past

Ongoing Events BSAY Oral History Project

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center Library to share any stories, memories, or photos related to BSAY.
Library, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

BSAY Art History Exhibit

At any point during the weekend, enjoy a walk-through exhibition showcasing BSAY archives and art installations from past and current members of the organization. Art Gallery, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

Law School Event: Pauli Murray at Yale - 1961-1965

A special installation showcasing the life and legacy of Pauli Murray will be on display at the law library. Click on this link for more information: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/event/eventView.do?b=de&calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2F MainCal&guid=CAL-ff808081-5e1b392f-015e-2a5a0b0c-00000925bedework@yale.edu &recurrenceId=

Lillian Goldman Law Library Annex - L 3 Reading Room, Sterling Law Bldg, 127 Wall St.

Friday, October 6t h 4:00pm - 9:00pm Registration

Arrive at the Afro-American Cultural Center to register, pick up your name tags, and receive your 50th Celebration Bag.
Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Mixer

Connect with conference participants after registration in the E-Room of The House. Enjoy live music and heavy hor d'oeuvres as well.
E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

8:00pm - 10:00pm Movie Screening

BSAY, the Yale Film Study Center, and Films at the Whitney are excited to screen BLACK AT YALE: A FILM DIARY . The film offers insight into the experiences of Yale’s Black Community in the early 1970’s and is followed by a discussion with the director of the film, Warrington Hudlin '74. This is the latest installment in “Treasures from the Yale Film Archive” series.
Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, 53 Wall St.

Saturday, October 7t h 8:00am - 4:00pm Registration

Arrive at the Afro-American Cultural Center to register, pick up your name tags, and receive your 50th Celebration Bag.
Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

9:00am - 9:45am
Catered Breakfast and Coffee

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center for a catered breakfast and special event.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

10:00am - 11:30am
Opening Plenary: BSAY Yesterday, Today, and Beyond

Join us for our kickoff event! Hear from a panel of BSAY alumni and current members to learn about how far we have come, what we have accomplished over the years, and where we hope to go in the future.
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS), 1 Prospect St.

11:45am - 1:00pm Community Conversations

We invite you to attend one of three Community Conversations between alumni, current students, community members, and faculty.

●  Community Relations Panel - Black Yale’s Relationship with New Haven Room 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High St.

●  Black Yale Beyond Yale - A Discussion About Alumni Relationships Room 211, Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High St.

●  Group Workshop: How Class Matters in Black Lives Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High St.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grab lunch from one of the many New Haven restaurants around campus. A list

of black-owned restaurants will be provided.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
A Message to Students Delivered by Marian Wright Edelman

Current students are invited for a special conversation with Yale Law School Alumna and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman YLS ‘63. In this conversation, Mrs. Edelman will provide advice on maintaining the momentum of activism and hear about the projects students have been working on here at Yale. Room 201 - Sudler Hall, William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 100 Wall St.

6:00pm - 9:00pm Evening Gala

Come close out the weekend with our last formal event: the 50th Anniversary Gala. Cocktail hour will start at 6pm and be followed by dinner at 7pm. Enjoy a poetry reading by Victor Kwansa; an acapella performance from Shades of Yale; an award ceremony to honor notable BSAY alumni, and a speech from our keynote speaker, Joy Reid.
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple St

10:30pm - 1:00am After Party

Celebrate the conclusion of the weekend’s main events with a Funk Night after party.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

Sunday, October 8t h 9:00am - 11:00am Catered Breakfast

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center for a final send-off breakfast before returning home.

Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Black Church at Yale

Enjoy the Black Church at Yale weekly service and a performance by the Yale Gospel Choir.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

Calendar of Events


BSAY 50t h Anniversary Celebration Schedule Intersecting Voices: Looking Forward to Our Future While Honoring Our Past

Ongoing Events BSAY Oral History Project

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center Library to share any stories, memories, or photos related to BSAY.
Library, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

BSAY Art History Exhibit

At any point during the weekend, enjoy a walk-through exhibition showcasing BSAY archives and art installations from past and current members of the organization. Art Gallery, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

Law School Event: Pauli Murray at Yale - 1961-1965

A special installation showcasing the life and legacy of Pauli Murray will be on display at the law library. Click on this link for more information: http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/event/eventView.do?b=de&calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2F MainCal&guid=CAL-ff808081-5e1b392f-015e-2a5a0b0c-00000925bedework@yale.edu &recurrenceId=

Lillian Goldman Law Library Annex - L 3 Reading Room, Sterling Law Bldg, 127 Wall St.

Friday, October 6t h 4:00pm - 9:00pm Registration

Arrive at the Afro-American Cultural Center to register, pick up your name tags, and receive your 50th Celebration Bag.
Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Mixer

Connect with conference participants after registration in the E-Room of The House. Enjoy live music and heavy hor d'oeuvres as well.
E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

8:00pm - 10:00pm Movie Screening

BSAY, the Yale Film Study Center, and Films at the Whitney are excited to screen BLACK AT YALE: A FILM DIARY . The film offers insight into the experiences of Yale’s Black Community in the early 1970’s and is followed by a discussion with the director of the film, Warrington Hudlin '74. This is the latest installment in “Treasures from the Yale Film Archive” series.
Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, 53 Wall St.

Saturday, October 7t h 8:00am - 4:00pm Registration

Arrive at the Afro-American Cultural Center to register, pick up your name tags, and receive your 50th Celebration Bag.
Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

9:00am - 9:45am
Catered Breakfast and Coffee

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center for a catered breakfast and special event.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

10:00am - 11:30am
Opening Plenary: BSAY Yesterday, Today, and Beyond

Join us for our kickoff event! Hear from a panel of BSAY alumni and current members to learn about how far we have come, what we have accomplished over the years, and where we hope to go in the future.
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS), 1 Prospect St.

11:45am - 1:00pm Community Conversations

We invite you to attend one of three Community Conversations between alumni, current students, community members, and faculty.

●  Community Relations Panel - Black Yale’s Relationship with New Haven Room 101, Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High St.

●  Black Yale Beyond Yale - A Discussion About Alumni Relationships Room 211, Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High St.

●  Group Workshop: How Class Matters in Black Lives Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High St.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grab lunch from one of the many New Haven restaurants around campus. A list

of black-owned restaurants will be provided.
3:00pm - 4:00pm
A Message to Students Delivered by Marian Wright Edelman

Current students are invited for a special conversation with Yale Law School Alumna and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman YLS ‘63. In this conversation, Mrs. Edelman will provide advice on maintaining the momentum of activism and hear about the projects students have been working on here at Yale. Room 201 - Sudler Hall, William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 100 Wall St.

6:00pm - 9:00pm Evening Gala

Come close out the weekend with our last formal event: the 50th Anniversary Gala. Cocktail hour will start at 6pm and be followed by dinner at 7pm. Enjoy a poetry reading by Victor Kwansa; an acapella performance from Shades of Yale; an award ceremony to honor notable BSAY alumni, and a speech from our keynote speaker, Joy Reid.
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple St

10:30pm - 1:00am After Party

Celebrate the conclusion of the weekend’s main events with a Funk Night after party.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

Sunday, October 8t h 9:00am - 11:00am Catered Breakfast

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center for a final send-off breakfast before returning home.

Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Black Church at Yale

Enjoy the Black Church at Yale weekly service and a performance by the Yale Gospel Choir.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

ONGOING EVENTS

 

BSAY Oral History Project

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center Library to share any stories, memories, or photos related to BSAY.

Library, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

BSAY Art History Exhibit

At any point during the weekend, enjoy a walk-through exhibition showcasing BSAY archives and art installations from past and current members of the organization.

Art Gallery, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

Law School Event: Pauli Murray at Yale - 1961-1965

A special installation showcasing the life and legacy of Pauli Murray will be on display at the law library. Click on this link for more information.

Lillian Goldman Law Library Annex - L 3 Reading Room, Sterling Law Bldg, 127 Wall St.

 

Friday, October 6th

4:00pm - 9:00pm Registration

Arrive at the Afro-American Cultural Center to register, pick up your name tags, and receive your 50th Celebration Bag.

Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Mixer

Connect with conference participants after registration in the E-Room of The House. Enjoy music and heavy hors d'oeuvres as well.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

8:00pm - 10:00pm Movie Screening

BSAY, the Yale Film Study Center, and Films at the Whitney are excited to screen BLACK AT YALE: A FILM DIARY . The film offers insight into the experiences of Yale’s Black Community in the early 1970’s and is followed by a discussion with the director of the film, Warrington Hudlin '74. This is the latest installment in “Treasures from the Yale Film Archive” series.

Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, 53 Wall St.

 

Saturday, October 7th

8:00am - 4:00pm Registration

Arrive at the Afro-American Cultural Center to register, pick up your name tags, and receive your 50th Celebration Bag.

Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

9:00am - 9:45am Catered Breakfast and Coffee

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center for a catered breakfast and special event focused on the intersection of identity and environmental justice.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

10:00am - 11:30am Opening Plenary: BSAY Yesterday, Today, and Beyond

Join us for our kickoff event! Hear from a panel of BSAY alumni and current members to learn about how far we have come, what we have accomplished over the years, and where we hope to go in the future.

Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall (SSS) Room 114, 1 Prospect St.

11:45am - 1:00pm Community Conversations

We invite you to attend one of three Community Conversations between alumni, current students, community members, and faculty.

  • Community Relations Panel - Black Yale’s Relationship with New Haven
    • Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St
  • Black Yale Beyond Yale - A Discussion About Alumni Relationships
    • Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St
  • Group Workshop - How Class Matters in Black Lives
    • Rosenfeld Hall, 109 Grove St (Enter on Temple St.)

1:00pm - 3:00pm Lunch

Grab lunch from one of the many New Haven restaurants around campus. A list of black-owned restaurants will be provided.


3:00pm - 4:00pm A Message to Students Delivered by Marian Wright Edelman

Current students are invited for a special conversation with Yale Law School Alumna and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman YLS ‘63. In this conversation, Mrs. Edelman will provide advice on maintaining the momentum of activism and hear about the projects students have been working on here at Yale. This event is geared towards current Yale students. 

Room 201 - Sudler Hall, William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), 100 Wall St.

6:00pm - 10:00pm Evening Gala

Come close out the weekend with our last formal event: the 50th Anniversary Gala. Cocktail hour will start at 6pm and be followed by dinner at 7pm. Enjoy a poetry reading by Victor Kwansa; an acapella performance from Shades of Yale; an award ceremony to honor notable BSAY alumni, and a speech from our keynote speaker, Joy Reid.

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple St

10:30pm - 1:00am After Party

Celebrate the conclusion of the weekend’s main events with a Funk Night after party.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

 

Sunday, October 8th

9:00am - 11:00am Catered Continental Breakfast

Come to the Afro-American Cultural Center for a final send-off breakfast before returning home.

Founder’s Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

10:00am - 12:00pm Black Church at Yale

Enjoy the Black Church at Yale weekly service and a performance by the Yale Gospel Choir.

E-Room, Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park St.

1:00pm - 3:00pm Black Arts Exhibit Displayed by Yale University Art Gallery

If you are still around for the weekend, enjoy a walk-through exhibition showcasing Black art installations from esteemed artists of the African Diaspora. 

Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 

 

Hotel reservation information

New Haven Hotel

Please contact reservations line at 1800-644-6835to make reservations.  Make sure to the group code “BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE AT YALE” in order to receive the group rate. This code will not be valid for online bookings and can only be used through central reservations line listed above.

229 George Street, New Haven

Courtyard Marriott

Reservations will be made via individual call in. Please contact the reservation hotline at (203) 777-6221.

30 Whalley Ave, New Haven

 

 

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