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Black Alumni Weekend 2023

Black Alumni Weekend 2023

Join us for the Third Annual Black Alumni celebration in Baltimore and Washington, DC! 
Registration details are at the bottom of this event page and all alumni are welcome.


Thursday, September 21 - “Three Lives: Imagine and Jumpstart Your Career Change”: An Alumni Career Workshop

Join members of Hopkins Integrative Learning and Life Design Team for a facilitated interactive workshop for alumni considering and navigating career changes.


Thursday, September 21 - "What’s the Tea on Your Future with Hopkins Black Alumni"

Discover the power of connection as we bring together Black alumni and current student together for candid conversations about authenticity, overcoming disappointments, making difficult decisions, navigating challenging relationships, and fostering valuable connections, especially within our Hopkins community.  Don't miss this special opportunity to engage with Hopkins current students from all 9 divisions and other accomplished alumni. The gathering will begin with networking and alumni stories, followed by small group discussions.

Friday, September 22 -  Legacy, Legacy: A Black & Blue Gathering

  • Time - 6:00 - 9:00 pm ET
  • Location - Bar-Code, 1101 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join alumni, current students, and friends for an evening of connections, food and drink at Bar-Code, voted “Best Happy Hour” by the Washington Post. Attendees will receive drink tickets at the event upon registering.


Saturday, September 23 - Responding to Change: The Wake of SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision (Panel & Brunch)

  • Time - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ET
  • Location - Johns Hopkins University's newest location at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.  

Although the SCOTUS decision on affirmative action is focused on college admissions, it is likely there will be downstream impacts on corporate and non-profit priorities, hiring, and practices, as well as potential broader impacts for Higher Education Institutions. Join panelists for an interactive discussion focused on how leaders and organizations are planning their response, adapting their DEIB initiatives, and navigating the evolving landscape.


  • Kwame Brown, Former Chairman of the District of Columbia City Council, and Former Presidential Appointee
  • Adrienne Trimble, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Sysco
  • Shavon Smith, Business Attorney, SJS Law Firm
  • Rita Sampson, EEO Director, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Emil L. Cunningham, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, Johns Hopkins University


Delta Information:

  • Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.
  • Please click here to book your flights.
  • You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code  NM2VP*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Hotel Reservations:

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A portion of this registration fee will serve as a donation in support of future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving:     

While participating in off-campus events and meetings sponsored by the JHAA/JHM/JHHS participants must follow all public health guidelines mandated by the local jurisdiction and venue at the time of the event, including vaccination and masking and distancing guidance. Johns Hopkins strongly suggests that attendees who join in person be fully vaccinated. This is subject to change. 

JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy

 Event Date
Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:15pm EDT

Saturday, September 23, 2023
2:00pm EDT

Office of Alumni Relations
Thomas Outlen
Assistant Director of Identity and Shared Interest
1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)