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A painting by Yashua Klos called Diagram of How She Hold it All Together.


2023 BSC Small Grantee Symposium

Friday, September 15, 2022

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tilden Room, located on the 5th floor of the MLK Jr./ASUC Student Union Building, 2595 Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley

Join the Black Studies Collaboratory and the Department of African American Studies for our second Small Grantee Symposium, featuring the projects of 30 grantees from our Spring and Summer 2023 Small Grantee Program. Organized as a series of conversations around Black story telling, community care, gathering, archives and experimentation, and futures, the symposium centers new ways of telling stories about Black life. Professors Micah Khater, Zamansele Nsele, and Darieck Scott and former BSC fellows Caleb Dawson, Ms. Daphne Muse, and Jared Robinson will join us as panel moderators. Audience participation, engagement, and fellowship is welcome and encouraged.

Please join us to celebrate our grantees, learn about their innovative projects, and dialogue together in community!


9:30 am – Registration & Refreshments

10:00 am – Opening Remarks

10:15 am – Telling Black Stories

11:15 am – Caring for Black Communities

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Black Gathering

2:00 pm – Black Archives & Experimentation

3:00 pm – Black Study

4:00 pm – Imagining Black Futures

4:45 pm – Closing Remarks & Refreshments


This event is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you need accommodations to fully participate, please contact Barbara Montano at or 510-664-4324 with as much advance notice as possible.