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The 2019 Black Intersections Conference: Ignite. Imagine. Invest.

Annual academic conference exploring Black identities and experiences

General Registration open through February 15, 2019.

Submissions open through February 9, 2019. Visit the CONFERENCE WEBSITE for links to general registration form, submission form for presenters, conference schedule and up-to-date information.

The Claremont Colleges
Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Office of Black Student Affairs at The Claremont Colleges is excited to announce the third annual Black Intersections Conference, a forum to discuss pertinent issues and events impacting Black communities locally and globally in a supportive, culturally engaging environment. The conference is a space for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members of African descent to share their scholarship and converse around the factors that shape and impact Black identities and lived experiences.

We invite paper sessions, poster presentations, panels and workshops that speak to this year’s conference subthemes, Ignite. Imagine. Invest in education, history, media, love and sexuality, (dis)abilities studies, self-care, the sciences, solidarity and all other engaging areas. 
Hosted at Scripps College, Conference main events include a registration kickoff lunch, concurrent presentation sessions, master class and keynote performance with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre and closing dinner. Meals and events are included with admission. The Conference is free for enrolled students at The Claremont Colleges, $20 for Claremont Colleges faculty  and staff, and $50 for alumni and guests (those not currently employed or enrolled at the colleges).

All those who submit work must also complete the general registration form. Please review all information carefully prior to submitting.

Forms, rates and all conference information available at

View the 2019 Black Intersections Conference Call for Submissions

View the 2019 Black Intersections Conference Flyer 


Lydia Middleton, Dean, Office of Black Student Affairs; conference co-chair
Tselot Sibhat Aklilu, student, Scripps College; conference student co-chair
Nick Daily, Assistant Dean, Office of Black Student Affairs; conference assessment and speaker coordinator
Latreace Cox, Administrative and Events Coordinator, Office of Black Student Affairs; Conference administrator
Cleopatre Thelus, doctoral student, Claremont Graduate University; Graduate student manager, OBSA; conference assessment and alumni outreach coordinator
Dr. Maryan Soliman, Professor of Africana Studies, Scripps College; scholarship and faculty outreach coordinator
Rebecca Halpern, Undergraduate Engagement Team Leader, The Claremont Colleges Library; library guide coordinator and archives liaison