Telling It Like It Was: The 2018 (4th Annual/Commemoration) NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala

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The last day of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover was the stage for the 4th Annual NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala. The event meant to focus both on key individuals from the Bursar’s Office Takeover and the legacy left by the actions from the takeover.

Photos from the fantastic opening reception were shared in the previous post. Events from the day of May 5th included the following:

  • The NUBAA Summit offered seminars on philanthropy and entrepreneurship.

 

  • The President’s NUBAA Next Luncheon featured a stirring speech from the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award, Michael Blake who is the Vice-President of the Democratic National Committee.

 

  • The premiere of the NUBAA conceived and produced documentary, The Takeover – The Revolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University occurred to a packed house, followed by a stirring panel discussion moderated by acclaimed actor and past NUBAA Salute to Excellence Award recipient Harry Lennix.

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  • The NUBAA Salute to Excellence Gala honored a group of our most accomplished alumni, including participants in the Bursar’s Office Takeover.

 

Enjoy the slide show featuring over 100 photos from this unforgettable day of events. Tomorrow’s post will discuss our documentary in greater detail. Video of the events will eventually be available on NUBAA.org and within The NUBAA Archives.

 

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And… a final special thanks to 2014-2018 NUBAA VP and NUBAA Summit Chairperson for each of the four NUBAA Summits, Sonia Waiters. Thank you for your role in bringing NUBAA Nation to where it is today!

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Go Cats!

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Last Call for NUBAA Summit Registration – Today Only!

By popular demand, registration is now available for the following three parts of Commemoration/Summit week! Click here to register! Registration will close at midnight.

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  • COMMEMORATION SHOWCASE | Living the Legacy – From Protest to Progress Symposium: Thursday, May 3rd, 1 pm

Hear from those who lived it – a student participant and a negotiator from the Bursar’s Office takeover, John Bracey and Kathryn Ogletree along with NUBAA President Jeffrey Sterling and Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro through a discussion of the requests and outcomes of the 1968 Agreement.

  • Voices and Visions: The Evolution of The Black Experience at Northwestern University | Alice Millar Chapel: Friday May 4th, 10:15 am

Hear first-hand and ask questions from the actual organizers, leaders and participants of the The Takeover as well as those who carried the torch forward. Join Bursar’s Office takeover participants Victor Goode, Daphne Maxwell-Reid and Wayne Watson, Vice President of Student Affairs during the takeover Jack Hinz and former Deans of the Department of African-American Student Affairs, Milton Wiggins, Alice Palmer and Karla Spurlock-Evans in a robust discussion of the Black experience at NU. You can preorder the book Voices and Visions here.

  • The 4th Annual NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala | Friday-Sunday, May 4th – May 6th, Sofitel Hotel, ChicagoEnjoy a yacht cruise on Lake Michigan. Come learn and contribute to business, entrepreneur and philanthropy sessions. Enjoy the premiere of the NUBAA-commissioned documentary The Takeover, The Revolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University. See the panel discussion featuring Harry Lennix, Daphne Maxwell-Reid and Bursar’s Office takeover participant and filmmaker Joanne Williams. Walk the NUBAA Purple Carpet and participate in the splendor of the black-tie NUBAA Salute to Excellence Gala!

There has never been and will never again be a series of events like this at Northwestern! Come out and show your Purple Pride!

 

Speakers Announced for NUBAA Summit Philanthropy Panel

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Are you an interested in mixing service with your success? This is why you attend the 4th Annual NUBAA Summit. Learn from these great NUBAA members who all currently serve Northwestern in very prominent ways.

Click here to register for all of the events for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover and the Commemoration NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala. Northwestern’s never had an event like this before. See you there! Go Cats!

The 2018 NUBAA Salute to Excellence Gala, Commemoration Edition: Honorees Announced!

Get a load of this lineup! This is why you attend the 4th Annual NUBAA Salute to Excellence Gala. Learn from and honor those that paved the way to subsequent generations of excellence at Northwestern!

Click here to register for all of the events for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover and the Commemoration NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala. Northwestern’s never had an event like this before. See you there! Go Cats!

How’d You Like To Attend The NUBAA Summit For Free?

We want to make this easy for you.

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1. Early bird registration is still open until Oct. 20th. Save $100 off the cost of The Summit by registering now!

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2. Want to attend at no net cost? Here’s how.

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  • Every dollar in ad revenue you collect in support of The Summit gets you $0.50 off the cost. Solicit a full page ad (at $500), and you get $250 off the registration costs.
  • Register early and raise $1600 in ads, and the cost of The Summit will be refunded back to you!
  • All rebates will be made within 30 days after The Summit.

Questions? Contact Summit Chairperson Sonia Waiters at nubaavp@yahoo.com, or leave a comment below.

For detailed information about The NUBAA Summit and Salute To Excellence Gala, click here.