• Dawun Smith '22 talks about working with the Wellin Museum as part of a BLSU project for Black History Month.

  • The Black and Latinx Student Union held its second annual Day of Service on Saturday, Nov. 10. BLSU gathered 17 of its members to volunteer at two local Hamilton community partner organizations: Hope House and Sculpture Space.

  • Nearly 100 students, faculty, and staff gathered for a public rally in light of the recent shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Led by the college’s Black and Latinx Student Union (BLSU), the rally was held as a way to remember the victims and foster conversation about Parkland.

  • Hamilton College’s Black and Latinx Student Union (BLSU) joined over 700 participants from other colleges and universities at the 23rd Annual Black Solidarity Conference, held at Yale University from Feb. 8 to 11.

  • More than 20 student members of BLSU recently participated in the first-ever BLSU Day of Service, organized by the COOP as a collaborative effort between the two organizations. Half of the service group volunteered at the Veteran's Outreach Center and the other half at the Rescue Mission, both nonprofit organizations in the local Utica community.

  • Adrian Summers ’19 has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

  • As a time dedicated to uplifting and empowering women of color, Hamilton celebrated its first ever “Women of Color Week,” occurring between Black History Month and Women’s History Month.

  • To round off Black History Month, the Black and Latinx Student Union (BLSU) hosted its annual talent showcase and put on a hip-hop and activism interactive presentation from Jermaine Wells and the ILL Funk Ensemble.

  • The 50th anniversary celebration of Kwanzaa begins on Dec. 26 and continues to emphasize the importance of honoring the cultural heritage and traditional values of African-Americans.

  • Although Kwanzaa is still a few weeks away, Hamilton’s Black and Latino Student Union (BLSU) invited 50 guests, including students and faculty, to celebrate the spirit of Kwanzaa and each other as the academic semester comes to a close. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

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