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Black Issues Conference 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024 9am to 4pm

Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1001 E Wooster St , Bowling Green, OH 43402

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The 24th Black Issues Conference is a catalyst in the educational process, offering a forum for exploration of cultural enrichment and issues impacting the African-American community at the local, regional, state and national levels and sparking discussion on campus and in the surrounding community.

The 2024 theme is “Freestyle: Celebrating Black Determination, Innovation and Creativity” and features Kevin D. Richardson, member of the Exonerated 5, as the keynote speaker.

Registration for the event is required! 

Registration Cost:

Students - BGSU Free (must register with a valid BGSU email)

Students - Non-BGSU $15

Faculty and Staff - BGSU $15

Standard Registration $30

Tables may be reserved by emailing BIC@bgsu.edu

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2024. All Sales are final; no refunds.

 

Conference Schedule at a Glance

 

9:00 am Registration and Check-in | BTSU 202 (Lobby)

Check in for Registered Guests will remain open until 1:30 pm.

On-Site Registration is available for conference sessions only.

Luncheon keynote requires pre-registration.

 

9:55 – 10:05 a.m. Welcome, Announcements, and Opening Remarks | BTSU 202

 

10:10 – 11:00 a.m. Session I Workshops | BTSU 201A, 207, 208

The session in BTSU 207 is designed for high school students.

 

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. Session II Workshops | BTSU 201A, 207, 208

Sessions in BTSU 207 will be moderated by BGSU Black Student Union.

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon | BTSU 202

12:00 p.m.       Welcome

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

Introduction of BGSU President

 

12:10 p.m.       Opening Remarks

Dr. Rodney K. Rogers, 12th President of BGSU

 

12:20 p.m.       Lunch Served

Please wait for your table to be invited to the buffet line.

 

12:35 p.m.       Awards

 

12:40 p.m.       Introduction of Keynote

 

12:45 p.m.       Keynote Address

A Conversation with Kevin D. Richardson, member of the Exonerated Five

Moderated by Danni Cain, 3rd Year BGSU Criminal Justice Major

Evaluations

 

1:35 – 2:25 p.m. Session III Workshops | BTSU 201A, 207, 314, 315, 316

Sessions in BTSU 207 will be moderated by BGSU Black Student Union.

 

2:30 – 3:20 p.m. Session IV Workshops | BTSU 201A, 207, 314, 316

Sessions in BTSU 207 will be moderated by BGSU Black Student Union.

 

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Evaluations and Closing Remarks | BTSU 207

 

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