India Arie to give Black History Month keynote address at Binghamton University


BINGHAMTON, NY – Globally renowned musician India Arie will give the Black History Month keynote address at Binghamton University at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall, on campus. Arie, an American singer-songwriter, actress, musician and record producer, will speak on what it means to celebrate blackness unapologetically.

Arie is a 21-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 10 million records worldwide, winning four Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album. Many of her projects have involved the recognition of oppression worldwide, including the campaign "30 Songs/30 Days" which supported Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Arie’s single "Breathe" was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, specifically Eric Garner’s last words.

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees must RSVP at

For questions, contact the Binghamton University Black Student Union at, or Tanyah Barnes, assistant director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Binghamton University, at

Last Updated: 9/17/13