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Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference Celebrates 30 Years At Texas A&M

January 17, 2018


By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications

The Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) will celebrate a major milestone as one of the country’s largest student-run collegiate leadership events this weekend when students from around the country gather for its 30th annual meeting at Texas A&M University.

The conference, which runs from Jan. 18-20 on Texas A&M’s campus, will recognize the prestigious meeting’s longevity with the theme of “A Legacy in Living Color.” 2018 Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference Chair Jo’el Janai Barnes said in a letter that the goal of this year’s conference “is to foster a community of young, Black leaders who are genuine in their journey toward growth, selfless service, and a standard of excellence.”

“After years of purposeful actions and forward thinking, we have created a legacy. Today we would like to acknowledge our collective efforts and celebrate our achievements as a community,” Barnes said. “It is our hope that by attending this conference, students adopt our vision as their own and maximize the tools and resources given in order to continue the legacy that is SBSLC and all that encompasses.”

Registration for the conference is open online through Wednesday, Jan. 17. On-site registration will be available Jan. 18-19.


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