Black Collegian Summit…would you go?
We have devoted this year to connecting with many of yall in person (special shout out to our campus reps!), and have noticed a need for something to bring us together…in person. Tumblr, Facebook, listservs, they all great. But, this year has taught us that nothing beats connecting, sharing, laughing, shit sometimes crying, together face to face.
I know some of yall have been to the Black Solidarity Conference at Yale, and this would in no way be competing. While BSC focuses largely on raising the intellectual consciousness our community (and has a LIVE after party haha) we are thinking it would be amazing to have an entire day devoted to helping us all become the compassionate and skilled change-makers we aim to be.
We’re thinking dope recent graduate panelists, resume and grad-school application workshops, a panel on divestment of our universities from private prisons and a petition to the Dep of Education to change policies that are hindering our success (Pell Grants, Students Loans, you name it) and letter writing to high school students, an opportunity fair (career fairs are boring haha). Basically, programs we think can help us achieve, connect AND engage.
It’s all still in the idea phase- but what are your thoughts? Would you attend? What panels or programs would you make you want to go?