4 February 2019

Black History Month Events

Photo of Black History Month posterCelebrating Black History, A Road to Freedom
Monday, February 4, 12 - 1 p.m., Lally Mohawk Room
Presented by Marion Porterfield, Schenectady City Council, with a performance by Totally Pitchin’ (Mark Evans – Advisor and Arla Wilding – Director)

Black History and STEM, presented by Marshall G. Jones Ph.D., P.E.
Monday, February 11, 12 - 1 p.m., Lally Mohawk Room

Where Do We Go From Here? Presented by Walter Simpkins, Executive Director of Community Fathers Inc., Schenectady
Tuesday, February 12, 12 – 1:15 p.m.,  Lally Mohawk Room

Gangstagrass Performance and Q. and A.
Wednesday, February 20, 12 p.m., Taylor Auditorium

Gangstagrass Concert
Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Registration is required.

UMOJA African Dance Troupe
Presented by Hamilton Hill Arts Center
Thursday, February 21, 12 - 1:15 p.m. , Lally Mohawk Room

Community Gospel Choir Concert
Friday, February 22, 6 p.m., Taylor Auditorium

The Black Man CanDefine Yourself, Redefine the World
Tuesday, February 26, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Stockade Building, 101
An empowerment workshop by Brandon Frame, Chief Visionary Officer, and Malik Champlain, Chief Empowerment Officer, of TheBlackManCan which works to uplift, empower, educate and motivate young men of color. Presented by the Student Mentoring Program.

Black History Month Celebration
Wednesday, February 27, 11:30 a.m., Van Curler Room
With many African American traditions centered around a communal table, it’s no wonder that dishes like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, fried okra, and skillet cornbread are time-cherished family recipes. Join us at the table as we honor the achievements and contributions of African Americans. The School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism hosts this special luncheon. Special Guest – John Slovacek, piano. Tickets: $20 per person and $10 per student. For tickets, please contact Deryle McCann, Student Activities Advisor, 518-836-2818 or e-mail

Headshot of Dr. DeShawn McGarrityGoing in Circles, The Evolution of Soul Music
Presented by Dr. DeShawn McGarrity, Executive Director of SUNY College and  Career Center
Thursday, February 28, 11:45 a.m., Stockade Building, Room 101

 Events are free unless otherwise noted. Organized by Student Activities, Student Government Association, and Student Activities Board.