“Eternal Gain”: A Symposium on Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and the Clark Sisters

Event time: 
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 8:30am to 6:00pm
Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center (GBCC) See map
391 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Join us for a daylong meditation on the distinctive musical, spiritual, and cultural contributions of Dr. Clark and the Clark Sisters, to include presentations by: Ambre Dromgoole, Dr. Almeda Wright, Dr. Ashon Crawley, Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard, Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman, Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, Dr. Henry Washington, Jr., Dr. Marla Frederick, and Dr. Todne Thomas.

Coinciding with the Clark Sisters’ Yale residency, the symposium’s presentations will show how the careers and legacies of Dr. Clark and the Clark Sisters illuminate a host of issues pertaining to the music(s) of the Black church, including gender, kinship, instrumentality, fashion, media, and the music industry.

The symposium is now fully booked. However, you can register to view the symposium virtually—see registration links for morning and/or afternoon sessions below:

Register for Part 1 of the symposium: Webinar, Apr 13, 9:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Register for Part II of the symposium: Webinar, Apr 13, 4-6 p.m.

Click here to view symposium program

A masterclass will be held with the Clark Sisters from 2:15-3:45 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.

The in person masterclass is full.

Livestream link is below:


This event is co-sponsored by the following schools and departments at Yale University:

Andover Newton Seminary, Yale School of Art, Belonging at Yale, Chaplain’s Office, Degraffenreidt Resource Fund and 320Y Fund, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, Yale Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Yale Divinity School, Yale School of Drama , Yale School of the Environment, Film and Media Studies Program, Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Music, Yale School of Nursing Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Department of Religious Studies, Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

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