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The 49th Annual Ebony Ball: “Together We Bloom”

For 49 years, the African American Society’s Ebony Ball has been a time for celebration of the Black community at Case Western Reserve University. This year’s theme, “Together We Bloom,” exemplifies the growth of the Black community on campus and highlights the importance of cultivating our community. 

The keynote speaker this year will be Alana Belle, a Cleveland native and activist whose work focuses on reproductive justice and racial equity. In 2019, Belle was named in Cleveland Magazine’s “Most Interesting People.” 

The evening—held Sunday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m., in the Excelsior Ballroom—includes a catered dinner, performances, and plenty of time to dance. 

All members of the campus community are welcome and encouraged to attend. Undergraduate and graduate students from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music and Cleveland Institute of Art may attend for free. Faculty, staff, alumni and all other guests may attend for $5. 

Formal attire in garden colors is preferred. 

Register to attend.