Black & white is striking. Black & white is impactful! It can affect us as elementally as a piano melody. Even amidst our modern technicolor world a black & white photograph or film conveys deep meaning and significance to us, arresting us, pulling us into its expressive sharp balance. This complimentary balance, duality, polarity and interdependence are both qualitatively and quantitatively symbolized in Chinese philosophy by a now familiar black & white circle. Like text on the page of a book we get to interpret our own meanings to this. As it happens the distinction and interconnectedness of black & white remains deeply woven in sharp relief across our cultural milieu. As we consider this, what interpretations and meanings will we lend to ourselves, to our community, to others and to our shared culture? Let us be bold! Let us stand out! Let us appreciate our own colorful uniqueness and distinction while understanding and celebrating our collective interdependence in beautiful balance and harmony. As a Queen moves across the chessboard, let us choose our own direction. One that furthers our ideal towards radical inclusivity. On Saturday November 18th, let us come together and celebrate in high contrast all that is shared, all that is balanced, all that is equal, and all that is Black & White! Black tie very optional.