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10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

BLAS the Yard

BLAS the Yard Opening Address: The Need for Black Studies

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. | Pavilion Building, The Klein Cube, Room P2-3

This program will kick-off our daylong series BLAS (pronounced blaze) the Yard, which is day of programs celebrating various aspects of the black college experience from student activism reference tables, HBCU fair, student-led panels on career goals as BLAS majors, a taste of African cuisines, and a mini-step-show. In this program, our keynote speaker will discuss the necessity for Black Studies curriculum and the impact it has on our students.

BLAS the Yard Fair: Where to Go to Begin BLAS Your Path  

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm | Pavilion Building, The Klein Cube, Room P2-3

For the students who are ready to BLAS their path but need some direction, this all-day fair is the perfect starting point. We’ve gathered representatives from all of the local colleges and HBCU’s so that students can learn more about their programs, transfer options, and scholarship opportunities. Cabrini College, Temple University, Lincoln University, and Cheyney University will be in attendance.

BLAS Student Major Panel: What it Looks Like to BLAS Your Own Path

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Pavilion Building, The Klein Cube, Room P2-3

This program will be led by BLAS majors from Temple, Cabrini, Thomas Jefferson University, and CCP! Moderated by Derrick Perkins, Director of our Center for Male Engagement.

BLAS the Yard Mini-Step-Show

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Pavilion Building, The Klein Cube, Room P2-3

Join us as we celebrate Black Greek Life with some of the members of the Divine Nine. Faculty who are member of Greek organizations should proudly wear their paraphernalia and join in on the party walking and strolling.