This year’s theme, in honor of late Congressman John Lewis is, “If you see something, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.”
On Wednesday, October 28 OCC Students are Hosting Annual Unity Day Activities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gordon Student Center Great Room, Onondaga Community College campus, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse 13215. On the campus map the Gordon Student Center is denoted with a “G.” Most convenient place to park is lot 13 in front of the SRC Arena. Anyone coming to campus must go through our screening process while still in their vehicles. Screening includes a no-touch temperature check and a series of Covid-related questions. Masks and social distancing are required on the OCC campus.
The bi-annual, student-led Unity Day will be held on the Onondaga Community College campus. The purpose of Unity Day is to celebrate all members of the campus community. This year’s theme, in honor of late Congressman John Lewis is, “If you see something, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.” Due to COVID-19 many of the events will be virtual. We do have a handful of in-person, face-to-face events including:
- Students painting squares to create a mosaic of Cardi B.
- Student Art Show which includes graphic art, photos, and poetry related to their identity, experiences, and/or social justice.
- Diwali Festival of Lights outside on the west quad. Decorations Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
Virtual events include bead & feather pouch making, identity bracelets, rainbow lace making, solidarity word search, food demonstrations, origami boxes of hope, cross faith necklace making, face mask making, and pillow making.
Unity Day is organized and presented by student members of the Council on Diversity & Inclusion.