We are excited to announce the launch of CLA Member Circle, an online scholarly social community where active CLA members can share, search, and connect with other members by interest, network, forums, and more. 

Additionally, active financial members are invited to join us for CLA Member Circle Presents, a regularly scheduled series of virtual events that will feature members’ work, provide opportunities for networking and mentoring, and enable us to gather together as a CLA community within the virtual space. We invite you to visit the CLA website for updates about the launch and the first event in February, a film screening of "BAM! Chicago's Black Arts Movement" and accompanying Film Panel scheduled for Thursday, February 24th at 7:30pm EST. 


Member Circle Presents Events

February 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 7pm (EST) Film Screening and Panel on BAM! Chicago's Black Arts Movement 

April    2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7pm (EDT) Furious Flower Panel on Jericho Brown

April    2022

Friday, April 8, 2022, 7pm (EDT) CLA Business Meeting

April    2022

Friday, April 8, 2022, Following the Business Meeting (EDT) CLA Member Circle Trivia Night

May    2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7pm (EDT) The Pleasure Principle: Sustainable Writing in the Summer Months

June    2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11am (EDT) Zumba (with Dr. Constance Bailey)

September    2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 7pm (EDT)

An Evening of Black and AfroLantix Poetry

November   2022

Saturday, November 9, 2022, 7pm (EDT)

Non-Verbal Ways to Learn World Languages

January   2023

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 7pm (EDT)

Student CLA Scholars: What's Now and What's Next?"


Working to Keep Us Together as the World Keeps Us Apart