10 February 2017

Black History Month Events

SUNY Schenectady County Community College Celebrates Black History Month

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Soul Food Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • Van Curler Room • $18

Student Activities and the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism hosts this special luncheon with mouth-watering dishes and special entertainment from our SUNY SCCC A Cappella Group, Totally Pitchin’. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in the College Store during their business hours, and the first 20 students to sign-up in the Student Activities Office will receive a free ticket. For more information, please contact


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Béalleka Makau: Literary Scholar and

Performance Artist

6:00-7:30 p.m. • Lally Mohawk Room • Free.

The Union of Faculty and Professionals hosts Béalleka Makau, a Kenyan born, Portland-based educator and cultural consultant who helps people bridge the communication gap between what they say and what they mean. Her work builds from a premise of recognizing and unlearning divisive social constructs of race, gender, and sexuality. For more information please contact


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Get In The Way

3:30 p.m. • Stockade 101 • Free

A documentary on Congressman John Lewis and his work on civil rights with follow-up discussion facilitated by Associate Professor Dr. Babette Faehmel of the Division of Liberal Arts.


Monday, February 27, 2017
School of Music Guest Artists Festival with Demondrae Thurman, Euphonium

7:30 p.m. • Taylor Auditorium.  • Free  
Demondrae Thurman is considered one of the stars of the formidable generation of brass soloists. He has a firm international reputation as a euphonium soloist having performed in Europe, Asia and throughout North America. During the last 10 years, Demondrae has been an invited guest artist/clinician at many of the world’s prestigious euphonium festivals including the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference, U.S. Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference and the Leonard Falcone Competition. He plays first euphonium and trombone in the highly regarded Sotto Voce Quartet.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Desserts and Dialogues

12:30-1:30 p.m. • Stockade 101 • Free

Student Activities hosts Associate Professor Alicia Richardson to lead a dialogue about current and historical issues facing our communities with references to African American Literature. An assortment of sweets and treats will be served. For more information please contact


Coming in March...

Friday March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017

Underground Railroad Public History Convention

The Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. presents the 16th Annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention at SUNY SCCC. Details can be found on the convention website: Registration is free for individuals with a SUNY SCCC ID. Please contact Dr. Ellen Wertlieb, Director of Wellness and Support Services, for more information: