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February is Black History Month at Onondaga Community College

February is Black History Month at Onondaga Community College. Following is a listing of Black History Month related events:

February 3 to 28
Display Booths
Gordon Student Center, Lobby Area

February 5
Using Social Media for Change (Session I)
Mawhinney Hall, room 245
11:10 a.m. to 12:20 pm

February 5
Musical Performance: Nelly’s Echo featuring lead singer Nelson Emolpae.
Café, Gordon Student Center
6 p.m.

February 5
Panel Discussion: Black Male Image and Branding
A discussion on developing and presenting your personal brand, both in person and online. Moderated by Kevin Claiborne. Panelists include Drake Harrison and members of the 100 Black Men of Syracuse.
Mawhinney Hall, room 345
6-8 p.m.

February 7
OCC African Percussion Ensemble
Moses-Dewitt Elementary School
6 p.m.

February 10
7th Annual Gospel Fest
Featuring the Onondaga Student Gospel Choir and other student gospel choirs from neighboring colleges.
Storer Auditorium
6–8 p.m.

February 10
Comedian: Warren B. Hall
Café, Gordon Student Center–Café
6 p.m.

February 11
Film and Discussion: “Fruitvale Station”
This film is based on the true story of a Bay Area black man shot by a white police officer on a subway platform. Discussion moderated by Professor LaRhonda Ealey.
Mawhinney Hall, room 245
3:30 p.m.

February 18
Film and Discussion: “The Spook Who Sat by the Door”
This film is a satire of the civil rights struggle in the United States of the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. Discussion moderated by Professor LaRhonda Ealey.
Mawhinney Hall, room 245
3:30 p.m.

February 18
“Taste of Your World”
Great Room, Gordon Student Center
5-7 p.m.

February 18
Comedian: Tracey Ashley
Café, Gordon Student Center–Café
6 p.m.

February 19
Presentation: “Nelson Mandela: Being an Agent of Change” by Dr. Bruce R. Hare, Professor of Sociology.
Mawhinney Hall, room 245
11:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

February 24
Using Social Media for Change (Session II)
Mawhinney Hall, room 245
11:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

February 25
Film and Discussion: “Within Our Gates”
The silent film portrays the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth century. Discussion will be moderated by Professor Michael O’Connor.
Mawhinney Hall, room 245
3:30 p.m.

February 28
Onondaga Community College African Percussion Ensemble
Storer Auditorium
11:10 am to 12:20 pm

February 28
Musical Performance: Don Byron Quintet
Featuring the Onondaga Student Gospel Choir
4:30 pm, Storer Auditorium

March 3
Play: “Stud”
A play about black male sexuality and masculinity. Includes performances by Onondaga and Syracuse University students.
Recital Hall, Academic II
11:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

March 7
One Day Field Trip to Harriet Tubman House, Seward House, and Women’s History Hall of Fame.

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