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Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month 2021


SUNY Schenectady invites you to celebrate Black History Month with a series of online events and activities including:

Black History Month poetryPoetry Contest
All current students are invited to submit original poetry, of any length or style, in celebration of Black History. Poems should address the theme - The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity and can be newly created or previously written. Due: February 28, send to:

College Community Conversation: Supporting BIPOC Communities Under a New Federal Administration
Wednesday, February 10, 7 p.m.
Join the College Community Conversation online via Microsoft Teams
This College Community Conversation event creates a space for an open discussion about the ways to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities under the new federal administration. Hosted by Alicia Richardson, Associate Professor, Division of Liberal Arts.

Black History Trivia
Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m.
Black History Trivia link will be available at Linktree
Hosted by ALANA, this trivia event will feature Jeopardy-style questions focused on Black culture, history, and identity. Winners will receive gift cards provided by Student Activities.

Black Violin: In Concert, On Demand
February 25-28
On-demand, online performance, Black Violin will be available at Linktree
Enjoy the high-energy performance of classically trained musicians who integrate classical and popular styles to create a unique musical genre.

Black History Month events are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities; African American, Latinx, Asian, Native American (ALANA) Club; Student Government Association (SGA); Student Activities Board; Rhythms Literary Club; and the Intercultural Affairs Committee.