Frequently Asked Questions
Programs under the Black Studies Collaboratory (BSC) include: the Abolition Democracy Initiative’s Critical Conversations Series, the Abolition Democracy Fellows Program, the Global Black Feminisms Summer Lab, the Black Studies Open University, and the Black Futures Retreat.
The best way to get involved with the BSC is to sign up for our listserv, which will keep you updated on events and BSC news. You can also access recordings of our past events on the Events page of our website. We encourage folks to share our event information widely via email and social media.
The Black Studies Collaboratory is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative.
The Black Studies Open University and Black Futures Retreat will be organized to embrace community collaboration including working with local businesses. Please look to our opportunities page for future Call for Applications for positions and grants that offer funding and collectivity for scholarly collaboration. If you have other ideas for collaboration, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Yes. See our archive of past public events now available as recordings. There will be public events in Fall 2021 under the Abolition Democracy Initiative Speaker Series. The Abolition Democracy Fellows Program will also offer public events.
Yes. The Black Studies Collaboratory exists in the Department of African American Studies at 660 Social Sciences Building Berkeley, CA 94720. We plan to work from these offices and host public events in this space if and when it is safe to do so beginning in Fall 2021.
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