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The YBAA-CT, one of the inaugural chapters of the Yale Black Alumni Association, provides Connecticut-based alumni with opportunities to stay connected to the University while building relationships with fellow local alumni. Taking advantage of its proximity to Yale, the YBAA-CT is uniquely positioned to connect alumni to the campus and students through a variety of events and activities. The chapter holds annual events including, a welcome reception and Thanksgiving dinner for students in the fall, and a Yale Day of Service event in the spring. We encourage any local alumni to join us!

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Patricia Melton ’83

Erin Johnson ’08


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  • Yale Presidential Inauguration

    Save the date:Saturday, October 12th, 10:00am - 5:00pm

    On Sunday, October 13, 2013, Yale University will formally install the University’s twenty-third President, Peter Salovey, who took office on July 1.

    In keeping with President Salovey’s commitment to make Yale even more unified, accessible, excellent, and innovative, the ceremony and the celebrations throughout the week will build and expand upon tradition and will include many events open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, our neighbors in the New Haven community, and friends across the world.

    The University warmly invites the global Yale family and friends to share in this celebration, both online and on campus.

    For more information please click here.

    General information: http://inauguration.yale.edu/general-information

  • 12 Years a Slave – Advance Screening

    Save the date:Tuesday, October 29th, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

    You are cordially invited to attend the FREE advance screening of 12 Years a Slave. The first 100 attendees will receive a FREE copy of the book “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup.

    RSVP here – http://12atyale.ticketleap.com/12atyale/

    Seating is limited and not guaranteed; guest check-in is at 6:30pm.

    Lupita Nyong’o YSD ’11 plays Patsy in the film.

    Hosted by Michael SeibelAdrian J. HopkinsDexter B. Upshaw Jr., Yale African Students Association and the Black Graduate Network at Yale.

    12 Years a Slave - Advance Screening
  • YBAA-CT Thanksgiving Dinner with Students

    Save the date:Sunday, November 24th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

  • 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!