Black History Month

SUNY Schenectady will be hosting a variety of events in celebration of Black History Month.

Black History Month Opening Ceremony

Monday, February 3
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Guest Speaker: Nikita Hardy, Affirmative Action Manager, Schenectady County. Light refreshments will be served. Free.

Club Carnival Spirit Day

Wednesday, February 5
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Elston Hall, Student Center
Free.

Students and the VOTE – The Importance of Voting, from the Student Perspective

Thursday, February 6
12 – 1:15 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Organized by Club ALANA/Inter-Cultural Committee. Free.

Circle of Music - History of Soul Music, Then and Now

Monday, February 10
12 – 1 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Presented by Dr. DeShawn McGarrity, Executive Director, Schenectady College and Career Outreach Center. Free.

Civic Engagement - The Importance of Being Involved in the Political Process

Wednesday, February 12
12 – 1 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Presented by Marsha Mortimore, local historian. Free.

Let’s Get Involved - Community Working Together

Tuesday, February 18
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Presented by Omar Sterling McGill, Senate Journal Clerk, New York State Senate, Vice-Chairman, Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, and Second Vice President, NAACP Schenectady; and Thearse McCalmon, educator and Schenectady mayoral candidate (2018). Free.

Black History Month Luncheon

Wednesday, February 19
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Van Curler Room, Elston Hall
Cost: $18 per person general public; $10 per student/ with ID.
Menu: Soul Food. For tickets, please contact Deryle McCann, Student Activities Advisor, 518-836-2818, mccannda@sunysccc.edu.

Canceled - Unheard No More: Power Through Action

Thursday, February 20
12 – 1 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Presented by Angelicia A. Morris, Executive Director, Schenectady County Human Rights Commission. Free.

The History of Black Wall Street

Wednesday, February 26
12 – 1 p.m.
Lally Mohawk Room, Elston Hall
Presented by David Craft, Community Development Clinic Fellow/Staff Attorney, Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center Community Development Clinic. Free.