Black Alumni Week 2022

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Join us for the Second Annual Black Alumni celebration in Washington DC! 
Registration details are at the bottom of this event page.

Monday, September 12 - Fireside Chat Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones and Dr. Martha Jones

  • Time - 6pm ET
  • Location - The Sonesta Hotel, 2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Featuring Johns Hopkins University Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History Martha S. Jones, Howard University Knight Chair in Race and Journalism Nikole Hannah-Jones, and moderated by Johns Hopkins University Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Katrina Caldwell

**There will be refreshments as well as books for purchase and signing at the event.**


 Thursday, September 15 - Black in America 2022: Facing the Challenges and Creating Opportunities 

  • Time - 6pm ET
  • Location - SAIS Rome Building Auditorium, Washington, DC Campus, 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Engage in a panel discussion with Hopkins experts about the state of African Americans in the United States in 2022.

Panelists will explore the opportunities and challenges with a focus on the future. The session will be moderated by Lawrence Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History. Panelists will include Dr. James Calvin, Professor of Management and Organization Practice, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Dr. Norma L. Day-Vines, Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development; Professor of Counseling and Human Development and Julia Stevenson, Bus '15 & Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, Langdon Park Capital, and moderated by Dr. Deidre Defoe, Medical Director & COO, Innovation Health. Co-Founder, The Johns Hopkins Health Equity Group.   

**There will be refreshments as well as books for purchase and signing at the event.**

Friday, September 16 - Black & Blue Gathering

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

Join us for an evening of connections, food, and drink at Bar-Code, voted "Best Happy Hour" by the Washington Post. Meet a few of our very own highlighted Hopkins Owners/Founders and Entrepreneurs. Attendees will receive food and two drink tickets at the event upon registering.


Interested in purchasing a SOBA T-Shirt?

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If so, please email Thomas Outlen

 Event Date
Monday, September 12, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

Office of Alumni Relations

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