Black Alumnae Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2022

+ 3 dates

  • Friday, November 4, 2022
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • Sunday, November 6, 2022

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

The Black Alumnae Conference was created by Black alums on campus in 1973. These visionary alums saw the need to bring Black alums and students together to reflect on their common experience and plan for the future of Black alums 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 alums 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.

Tentative Agenda*

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Lunch with Students

Leadership on Campus: Student Activism in Action

Campus Tours

Dinner/Panel Discussion: Life at MHC


Friday, 4 November 2022

Breakfast Table Talks

Our Legacies of Leadership Exhibit

Lunch with Students

Panel: Leadership in the Alumnae Community

Panel: Leveraging Our MHC Education in the World through Leadership


Open Mic: Poetry and Stories

M & Cs


Saturday, 5 November 2022

Welcome from the President of Alumnae Association, Executive Director Alumnae Association and the President of the College

Panel Discussion: Why We Can’t Wait: Black Health Leadership during Crisis

Panel Discussion:  State of the College and Africana Studies

Keynote: Taifa Smith Butler ‘93

Panel Discussion: Leaders Changing the Game

Dinner: Celebrating Our Leaders Awards Ceremony

Relaxing at the Betty Shabazz House


Sunday, 6 November 2022

Panel: Mindful Leadership

Worship Service

Brunch  Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here

At Home: Betty Shabazz House with Students

*Updates will be posted at as of mid-September, 2022

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A full refund, less a 3% processing fee, will be issued provided notification is made by email or by phone at 413-538-2201 to the registration staff by October 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST; this applies to the entire package(s). Cancellations or changes to your registration for any reason, including cancellation due to COVID-19, are non-refundable after October 13, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST. By this date we have given firm commitments and guarantees to event vendors and other partners in your name that generate non-refundable expenses to the event organizers.

Conference Sponsor

The Alumnae Association

Conference Schedule 

Thursday, November 3–Sunday, November 6, 2022

General Conference Questions: 

C Dale Gadsden ’84:

The Black Alumnae Conference will take place at Mount Holyoke College. 

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