Black at Western Alumni

Black at Western Alumni

The Black at Western Alumni (BAWA) chapter aims to create a network whereby Black alumni and current students achieve greater success through stronger connections with one another and with the broader Western community.

BAWA also aims to help nurture an environment that is inclusive and free from anti-Black racism by making related recommendations to the university and advising the Alumni Association’s board of directors on Black alumni engagement issues and opportunities.

To receive BAWA updates and event invitations, please fill out our chapter interest form and you will be added to the mailing list.

Working group volunteers

The following alumni volunteers have been working together with Western's Alumni Association to create and launch the Black at Western Alumni chapter:

  • Geraldine Moriba, BA'90
  • Samantha Morrison, BA'93
  • Nadia Bishop, '87-'88
  • Deland Kamanga, BA'90
  • Michael Williams, BA'89

How to get involved

BAWA is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Executive committee members: Chair; Vice-Chair, Secretary; Director of Nominations and Governance; Director of Equity, Representation and Advocacy; Director of Mentorship and Leadership Development; Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications; Director of London Community Relations; and Director of Education, Networking and Cultural Events. (Alumni may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms in the same executive position.)

General committee members: Alumni may serve for two renewable two-year terms, for a total of four years. Extensions may be granted by the Executive committee.

To learn more about these positions, please fill out our chapter interest form and indicate that you are interested in volunteering.

The inaugural BAWA election will take place virtually on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET.