Celebrating Black Scholars Through Health, Art, & Humanities- 

Kent State University’s Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) hosts an annual conference centered on academia and the diverse experiences of marginalized academics.

2021 Theme: Health, arts & Humanities

The BGSA believes that an event of this magnitude will be able to continue the work of the university by highlighting Black health awareness, artistic expression and scholarly excellence.


Our purpose is to cast a light on the experiences of marginalized individuals where contributions of health, art, and scholarly acitivities are rarely emphasized, thus void of attention and positive change. It is an event that honors all facets of development for individuals (e.g., intellectual, emotional, and physical development), as well as opens a space for many different people to come together to speak, be heard, and learn from one another. This is a roundtable centered on justice, education, and Black Joy for all those invested in societal change; this includes all students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, staff, and community members. Moreover, it is an opportunity to recognize and honor differences within our community while addressing concerns and seeking change.  


February Health:  Charles Modlin M.D. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17th  

5 pm - 6:30 pm  


March Mental Health: Lauren-Ashleigh  will focus on meditation, wellness,  and alignment 

Wednesday March 10th 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm  


April: TBD

Contact Us:

For more information, questions, or concerns contact bgsa@kent.edu or any Executive Board member.