Black History Month, February 2016

Schenectady County Community College invites the public to the following events in celebration of Black History Month.

Dr. Roxanne Jones BoothMonday, February 1, 2016
African/African American Religion

Presented by Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Stockade 101, free
Dr. Booth is an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Albany in the College of Arts and Sciences.




Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17, 24
Black Lives Matter
“James Baldwin’s America”
James Baldwin Reading and Discussion Series

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Begley Library, first floor, free
Presented by Angela West-Davis, Director of EOP and Access, and
Alicia Richardson, Associate Professor
Sponsored by the New York State Council for Humanities

Friday, February 5, 2016
Gospel Songs and Jubilee

6:30 p.m.
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, free
MC - Carla Page
Presented by he Student Activities Board (SAB)

Elaine HoustonMonday, February 8, 2016
Black Lives Matter in the Media

Presented by Elaine Houston from
Anchor and Reporter, News Channel 13
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Stockade 101, free

Jonathan P. JonesWednesday, February 10, 2016
Progress is in the Wind, Keep Your Sails High

Presented by Jonathan P. Jones
Commissioner, Recreation, Youth and Workforce
Services in Albany, NY
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, free





Walter SimpkinsThursday, February 11, 2016
The Journey of a Slave “Moses Viney”

Presented by Walter Simpkins
A Tribute to Harriet Tubman
Presented by Deacon Odell Loveless, Friendship Baptist Church
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, free



Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Soul Food Luncheon

11:45 a.m.
Van Curler Room, $21
Special Guest: John A. Slovacek, piano
The School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism hosts this special luncheon with mouth-watering dishes including oven roasted “fried” chicken, deep-fried catfish, shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, red beans and rice and coconut cake.
For tickets, please contact Deryle McCann, Student Activities Advisor (518) 836-2828 or e-mail or Oma Dwarka (HR) (518) 381-1218 or e-mail by February 12, 2016.
Sponsored by the Community and Cultural Events Committee, SAB and Wellness and Support Services.

Dr. DeShawn McGarrityMonday, February 22, 2016
Going in Circles - the Evolution of Soul Music

Presented by Dr. DeShawn McGarrity, Executive Director of SUNY College & Career Counseling Center
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Stockade 101, free



Marsha Mortimore

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Civic Engagement – the Importance of Being Involved in the Political Process

from the Early 1800s.
Presented by Marsha Mortimore
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, free
Ms. Mortimore is a local historian and vice president of Schenectady Silhouettes.



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