Black Feminist Symposium

Join Us for the 8th Annual Black Feminist Symposium!

This event will be held March 1, 2024 (8:30am-4:30pm) in Tangeman University Center's (TUC) Great Hall. Doors open at 8am. Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is suggested.

8th Annual Black Feminist Symposium - newsletter

The Black Feminist Symposium is dedicated to celebrating Black feminist thought, scholarship, and activism both at UC and in the community. Each year, the event offers a rich array of voices through a full day of speakers, panels, workshops, and networking led by students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members from Greater Cincinnati. 

This year’s theme, Revolutionary Sisterhood, asks participants to think about how we can reimagine sisterhood:

  • Who is included/excluded, embraced/rejected as a sister? 
  • What constitutes being/becoming a sister? 
  • In what ways do we need to be accountable and provide support for sisters we may be overlooking (intentionally or unintentionally)? 

Now more than ever there is a need for sisterhood that includes all of us and we understand that we are the ones responsible for creating it.

Event Schedule

8-9am - Doors open; Registration; Continental breakfast
9-9:45am - Welcoming Remarks
9:45am-12pm - Concurrent Sessions
12-1pm - Lunch Plenary featuring Keynote with Rhiannon Carnes
1:30-3:30pm - Concurren Sessions
3:30-4:30pm - Networking Coffee Hour

We work to provide ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters for portions of our event and live captioning in most sessions. Should you require dedicated interpreters, please visit the University of Cincinnati Accessibility Resources website for additional communication resources. Questions regarding the event’s accessibility can be directed to

Clubs, businesses, and services that align with the Black Feminist Symposium are encouraged to share information about their organization with our audience. Complete the vendor sign-up to participate as an exhibitor.