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YBAA-Boston, one of the youngest of YBAA’s chapters, is for members living in Boston and the surrounding area in Massachusetts. If you are interested in planning events, influencing the quality of the YBAA-Boston community, gaining incomparable networking opportunities along with marketing skills, or establishing the legacy of this newly formed chapter for years to come, contact the YBAA-Boston leadership to join a committee, attend an event, and get involved!

Contact Information

Koinonia Givens ’01

email: boston@ybaaonline.org


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  • 45th Anniversary of the House "Inspiring Global Leadership in the 21st Century"

    Save the date:Friday, October 17th, 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Join alumni, family and friends as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale.  Showcasing prominent intellectuals, industry leaders and emerging talents that have passed through the “House,” our Anniversary is an opportunity to explore the legacy of this institution first hand and experience our alumni and students discussing topics of vital importance to our collective communities across the world.

    The House welcomes all alumni and community members to share in the dynamic programming of this weekend. Register now and check in as we update our panels, speakers and name our featured keynotes!


  • YBAA-Boston & Friends Mixer

    Save the date:Friday, March 13th, 12:00am - 11:59pm

    Specific details about timing to be shared directly with the YBAA-Boston membership.

  • YBAA-Boston: YaleBoston Annual Meeting

    Save the date:Monday, April 13th, 12:00am - 11:59pm

    Specific details about timing and location to be shared directly with the YBAA-Boston membership.

  • Elizabeth Alexander '84 Book Signing (Boston)

    Save the date:Thursday, April 30th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Harvard Book Store and the Cambridge Public Library welcome Pulitzer Prize finalist and inaugural poet ELIZABETH ALEXANDER for a reading of her memoir, The Light of the World, featuring an introduction by renowned scholar and writer FLORENCE LADD.

    In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the resulting void, and finding solace in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss.

    The Light of the World is both an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares about what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading.

    “This is a beautifully written, heartrendingly candid account of the abrupt loss of her husband by the distinguished poet Elizabeth Alexander. It is a vivid, intensely rendered elegy of a remarkable man–husband, father, artist, chef. Both a memoir and a portrait of a marriage, The Light of the World is, as its title suggests, a bittersweet testament to love and the memory of love, one of the most compelling memoirs of loss that I have ever read.” —Joyce Carol Oates 

    Official event description taken from: http://www.harvard.com/event/elizabeth_alexander/