Friday, January 18, 2019 – Monday, January 21, 2019
“Black to the Future: Black Nationalism for Black Millennials”
The theme of this year’s Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC) conference held at the University of California, Merced is Black to the Future: Black Nationalism for Black Millennials. With the recent hype centered around the Marvel movie Black Panther, we wanted to connect the themes of challenging systems of power, conflicting identities, tradition vs. change and nationalism as expressed in the movie, with being a young, black millennial in the 21st century. Black nationalism refers to the radical notion that Black people cannot truly be liberated until we control our own land, education, politics, economics, and every other institution and facet of society that impacts our lives. Every year, the ABC intends for all students to take the valuable lessons learned and tangible tools back to their campuses for implementation. We accomplish this by providing workshops, panels, keynote addresses, professional and leadership development and staff support so that students return to their respective campuses prepared to struggle to secure additional institutional resources.