Black Alumnae Conference

Standing on the Right Side of History: Black Women’s Leadership in Action

The Black Alumnae Conference was created by Black alumnae on campus in 1973. These visionary alumnae saw the need to bring Black alumnae and students together to reflect on their common experience and plan for the future of Black alumnae at Mount Holyoke. As a result of their steadfast dedication to honor the generations of students who have passed through the College’s historic gates, the Black Alumnae Conference was born. 

The weekend will be filled with memorable and exciting conversations that reflect our holistic well-being as people, our connection as current students and alumnae across the gender diversity spectrum, and our collective response to social issues. Let’s join together in reflecting on our leadership and our roles in shaping the future.

Program details

Lunch with Students
Leadership on Campus: Student Activism in Action (student panel)
Celebration of the Betty Shabazz Cultural Center
Dinner/Panel Discussion: Life at MHC

Table Talks
Discussion:  Our Legacy of Leadership
Panel Discussion: Life and Leadership after MHC
inner/Story Slam
M & Cs

Panel Discussion: Why We Can’t Wait: Leadership during Crisis
Lunch Panel Discussion:  State of the College and Africana Studies 
Keynote: Taifa Smith Butler ‘93 – Campus wide invite to this event
Panel Discussion: Leadership: Changing the Game
Dinner: Celebrating Our Leaders
M & Cs

Worship Service
Brunch/Panel Discussion: Mindful Leadership
At Home: Betty Shabazz Cultural Center

Conference Sponsor

The Alumnae Association

Conference Schedule 

Thursday, November 11–Sunday, November 14, 2021

General Conference Questions: 

C Dale Gadsden ’84:

The Black Alumnae Conference will take place at Mount Holyoke College. Please reference the event invite or registration page for COVID-19 protocols.

Thursday, November 11

More dates through November 14, 2021

Event Type

Conferences & Symposia

Event Topic

Diversity & Inclusion, Community

Event Audience

Students, Faculty, Alums, Staff

Alumnae Association
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