Images from the 25th Annual BCM Conference
From the BCM Blog...
At the end of another tragic week in our country, 65-70 students from the Five College Area (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, UMass Amherst & Smith) gathered at for a Black Campus Ministries worship night. While this event had been in the works before the tragedies happened, it served to be a timely space for black students and allies to gather together before the Lord.
BCM NE 2015 Conference Panel Discussion, 2/5/2016
Discussing issues of black lives in society.
A beautiful and powerful spoken word by Howard DePass, Jr, InterVarsity alumnus.
Art by Shin Maeng
Poems: "Speechless," "Dear America," "Hidden Sun," "IOU"
God doesn’t take a day off from the racial injustices that we are experiencing, even if the news cycle does. If issues related to what was happening earlier this year remain problems for you, regardless of your ethnic identity, I encourage you to continue seeking justice for yourself and others.
On the weekend of February 5th-6th, 2016 Black Campus Ministries New England held its yearly Conference, this year themed: “Still I Rise: The Hope of Christ in the Midst of Darkness”. This year was our biggest conference (300 students) – fitting for its 25th anniversary.
Given the events related to racial tensions at Yale University, University of Missouri, Amherst College, and other institutions across the country in the past few weeks, in addition to the recent outcries in Chicago over the wrongful killing of Laquan McDonald, we, BCM NE staff, have found it appropriate to offer a statement on these issues.