Black Men in Unions Institute
The Black Men in Unions Institute invites all workers, union or non-union, and activists from allied organizations to share ideas and grow skills for responding to the challenges facing working people. In this conference, we pay special attention to bringing in black leaders to teach and cultivate the next generation of leadership. We welcome participants from all cultural or ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.
Information and registration for our upcoming conference below.
You can review the curriculums offered at past conferences below. As this is a long-standing conference, please note that not every year is represented. To see photos and video from past conferences, visit the Black Men in Unions Facebook page.
2024 Black Men in Unions Institute
Black Men in Solidarity: Educating Our Union
WHEN: February 8-11, 2024 (Thursday-Sunday)
WHERE: Somerset Inn (2601 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084)
BMIU 2024 Flier
This year, BMIU will have ten workshops available, including one advanced course:
Cost is $640 ($560 tuition, $80 mandatory meal fee)
Register online at clcs.umd.umich.edu, email photo/scan of this form to CLCS.firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 313-588-6430. Note, postal mail can take up to two weeks to reach us. You do not need your payment or voucher first to register. Please register and pay by February 1st, 2024. If we receive the full $640 payment by that date, you are eligible for the Express Lane — a shorter wait at check in. The mandatory meal payment includes 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches; evening meals are on your own. Tuition Assistance Programs (TAPs) cover tuition costs, but not meals. If using TAP, apply for $560 tuition; you or your workplace pay the $80 meal payment beforehand or at registration.
DATE & TIMES
Check-in is Thursday, February 8, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Welcome Session is 7:00pm to 9:00pm. A second check-in is 7:30am to 9:00am Friday. Conference runs 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday & Saturday, with graduation on Sunday.
BMIU will be held at Somerset Inn (2601 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084).
Rooms are available at Somerset Inn for $124 per night plus tax for a queen or $149 per night plus tax for a king. You can book at this special rate by calling 1-800- 222-8733 and ask for code BMIU before February 1, 2024 to reserve a room.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
The last date to cancel the event at no cost is February 1, 2024. To be valid, cancellations must be called in to CLCS at 313-583-6400. Registrants who do not cancel by the deadline or No-Show owe full payment amount.