Founded in 1970 by Eric Johnson '72 P'08 , the Black Student Union is a student organization focused on empowering black businesses and the next generation of Black entrepreneurs to create social and economic change. Our core mission is to foster community among the students at Babson that self-identify as Black/African American/Caribbean American or have ancestral connections to the African Diaspora, while concurrently serving as a source of economic empowerment and professional development to close the wealth gap by June 19, 2070.
We plan to further this goal through the living manifestation of the BSU mission in the Johnson House. The Johnson House and its residents seek to provide economic development and build a stronger network between the Babson Afro-Diaspora, Alumni, and Allies. We plan to do so by hosting professional workshops, campus wide discussions, panels of successful black entrepreneurs, and many more inclusive events. The Johnson House will serve as an economic hub for promoting excellence, stewardship, and unity.
Funds raised will be used to bring cultural and professional events to campus as well as aid in the operations of the Johnson House alongside funding a Black Business Grant to be valued between $1,000-$5,000. This fundraiser will culminate with the 50th Year Anniversary Celebration set to take place September 26th, 2020. Join the event https://hopin.to/events/ban-family-reunion-celebrating-50-years-of-the-bsu
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