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Black Leadership Across Campuses

BLAC Spring 2023 Summit @ Virginia Union University


March 31 & April 1, 2023

VUU Living Learning Center

A series of conferences addressing a range of themes that explore the mission and cultural world(s) framed by HBCUs.

​“Black Leadership Across Campuses” (BLAC) – expands our efforts to foster new generations of impactful leaders and recognizes a need to move beyond individual campuses in ways that serve to dismantle the divide between historical Black institutions of higher education (HBCUs) and predominantly white institutions of higher education (PWIs). The goal is to develop and nurture strategies for fostering generations of academic leadership equipped to address issues of justice demanding attention, and to do this in ways that entail collaboration across HBCUs and PWIs.

Friday, March 31, 2023

9:00 AM   

Opening Remarks & Prayer

9:30 -10:10 AM

Dr. John Guns | Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
Partners in the Struggle: Strengthening the Bonds between HBCUs and Black Churches

10:15 -10:55 AM

Denise A. Smith | The Century Foundation
Achieving Financial Equity & Justice for HBCUs

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Rev. Cary Grady | Allen University
“WeJustice, the Black Church & Missional Theology


11:45 AM - 12:25 PM

Lunch Break


12:30 - 1:25 PM

Dr. Eugene Rivers | Seymour Institute for Black Church & Policy Study

The Justice Role of Black Social Institutions in a Post-Affirmative Action Era

1:30 - 2:10 PM   

Dr. Randolph Bracy | Bethune Cookman University

HBCUs the Black Church & Social Justive Today

2:15 - 2:55 PM   

Dr. Greg Howard | Shaw University School of Divinity
Re-created Imagination: Repairing the Breach between Black Preaching & Black Lives

Saturday, April 1, 2023

9:00 AM   

Opening Remarks & Prayer

9:15 - 9:55 AM

Dr. Antipas Harris | Urban Renewal Center
Key Mechanisms for Advancing the Beloved community in the Public Square: The Church, Community & Academy


10:00 -10:40 AM

Dr. Richard Price | Virginia Union University

Walk by Faith, Not by Sight: Answering the Liberation Call to Advocacy

10:45 -11:25 AM

Dr. Harold Bennett | Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC)

Repairing the Breach: HBCUs, the Black Church & Social Justice

11:30 AM -12:00 PM

Daniel Thomas | VUU Alumni

Facilitated Conversation: Where Do We Go From Here?

Black Leadership Across Campuses (BLAC)

​A Joint-Project by CERCL and the Virginia Union University Center for the Study of HBCUs

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