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Monday, November 4, 2019
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Center for Recreation and Sports, Campbell Lounge
Rooms 1, 2 & 3

Black Solidarity Day

Students from neighboring school districts are invited to attend a wide-ranging series of events and performances in recognition of the importance of African American solidarity.

Black Solidarity Day was created in 1969 when Carlos E. Russell, PhD introduced the concept of Black Solidarity Day to his Brooklyn College students. The day’s focus was inspired by African American playwright Douglas Turner Ward’s play “Day of Absence,” which explores the consequences that would arise if all African Americans were to disappear one day. Black Solidarity Day is observed on the Monday before Election Day to remind people of the strength and political power of African Americans. 

Be sure to VOTE!

This event is sponsored by Black Students United and the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:

Fabian Burrell
Coordinator for Programming and Community Engagement
Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies
Alumnae Hall , Room 118
p – 516.877.4978 
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Coronavirus Update: As New York is on a "pause" for social distancing purposes, all in-person events for the next several weeks have been converted to online, postponed or canceled. Please check this page as information will be updated as possible—and call ahead before any upcoming in-person events until further notice. Thanks. 
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