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SBAN Regional Events

Zoe Whitley '01 speaks in front of photographs displayed at "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in September 2018.

On Sept. 14, 2018, Zoe Whitley ’01 celebrated “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” with fellow alumni and President Valerie Smith. 

SBAN is committed to extending network connections beyond Swarthmore's campus. Volunteers coordinate receptions around local alumni lectures or cultural offerings, regional College events, as well as ongoing social, cultural, and intellectual gatherings. 

Interested in hosting an event? Let us know by filling out this brief form, or contact Caitlin Halloran Edwards at challor2@swarthmore.edu

Past Events

Washington, D.C.
In collaboration with the Alumni Council, group tickets were secured for a tour and faculty-led discussion through the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 
Originally scheduled for March 22, 2020 and cancelled due to the pandemic.

San Francisco, CA
In collaboration with the Alumni Council, alumni and friends enjoyed a tour of "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," curated by Zoe Whitley '01 at the de Young museum.
March 7, 2020

New York City, NY
SBAN hosted an all-alumni event in New York City focused on prison legal reform. After screening the 2013 documentary Gideon’s Army by filmmaker Dawn Porter ’88, a panel of experts moderated by Professor Keith Reeves ’88 discussed issues of educational access, the importance of voting and language choices, and how to support people who have been incarcerated.
Dec. 16, 2019

Alumni Weekend 2019
SASS 50th Anniversary Commemoration
2–3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1
SBAN cosponsored event. Selections from Minding Swarthmore film, readings from upcoming book, and panel discussion with SASS founders.

Black Alumni Reception
9–11 p.m. on Saturday, June 1
The Swarthmore Black Alumni Network invites you to the 2019 Black Alumni Reception in honor of Alumni Weekend at the Black Cultural Center (Robinson House), including a performance of the original members of the acapella singing group Sophisticated Gents.

Washington, D.C.
Has Washington got you down? Are you suffering from Beltway Blues? Are you feeling UnHinGED?  
Hosted by Timothy Harrison '87.
Nov. 11, 2018

New York City, NY
Members of the Swarthmore Community celebrated the opening of "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power" by Zoe Whitley '01. 
Sept. 14, 2018

New York City, NY
A summer evening in the city at the home of Kip Davis '75, featuring special guest Keith Reeves '88
June 26, 2018

Baltimore, Md. 
"Front Room," an exhibition from Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04 at the Baltimore Museum of Art
March 11, 2018

Atlanta, Ga.
Changing Lives, Changing the World pre-reception 
March 7, 2018

SBAN Baltimore Group Picture March 2018

SBAN Baltimore Museum of Art Tour, March 2018

SBAN Baltimore Museum of Art Tour Docent
SBAN attendees look at work by Njideka Akyunili Crosby '04
An alum looks at Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04's art at the BMA
SBAN Alums gather in front Njideka Akunyili Crosby '04's art at the BMA
SBAN Attendees at Brunch
SBAN attendees gather over brunch
SBAN attendees at brunch
SBAN group photo at NYC reception

SBAN members gather during the June 2018 NYC Summer in the City reception.

SBAN Baltimore Museum of Art Tour, March 2018

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