Onondaga Community College is proud to present the following listing of events for Black History Month

All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 498-2787

Monday, February 5
Black Awareness Month Proclamation Ann Felton Multicultural Center: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A formal presentation paying tribute to Black History Month.

Wednesday, February 7
Kente Weaving Demonstration & Reception Ann Felton Multicultural Center: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7
Vanessa Johnson’s “I Too Sing America” Storer Auditorium: 7:30 p.m. Vanessa tells stories from the Harlem Renaissance Era, to the rhythms of that truly American music style called Jazz.

Thursday, February 8
Kente Weaving Demonstration Gordon Great Room: 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday, February 9
Speaker, Professor George Kojo Arthur, Marshall University “Ancient African Writing Systems: The Akan Example from Ghana” Whitney Building 101: 11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 10
Bernard Woma, Award-winning Ghanaian Xylophonist Live Performance Storer: 3 p.m. Bernard was born in Ghana and began playing the xylophone at the age of 5. He routinely performs for audiences throughout Europe and the U.S.

Saturday, February 10
African-American Police Officers and Firefighters Basketball Tournament OCC-Gym: 2 p.m. African-American police and firefighters from the Syracuse area square off in a friendly competition to raise funds for local (NAACP) ACT-SO programs and activities. Donations welcome. Open to the general public.

Monday, February 12
Speaker: Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University “Fulfilling America’s Promise to African-Americans: Hope or Despair” Storer Auditorium: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14
Wacheva African Drum & Dance Ensemble Gordon Cafeteria: 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, February 15
A Panther in Africa Storer Auditorium: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., panel discussion to follow each screening. The story of Pete O’Neal, one of the last American exiles from an ear when activists considered themselves at war with the U.S. government. O’Neal sponsors an exchange program between underprivileged African Americans and youths in his exiled Tanzania.

Friday, February 16
Musical Theater: Quiana Smith “Just Like Water” Storer Auditorium: 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday, February 20
Tupac: Resurrection Storer Auditorium: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., panel discussion to follow each screening. This portrait of gangsta rap star Tupac Shakur traces his brief life from childhood to his meteoric rise as a recording artist.

Wednesday, February 21
Community Panel: “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Opening Doors, Opening Minds, and Opening Hearts” Mawhinney Hall 345: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Friday, February 23
OCC African Percussion Ensemble, Storer Auditorium, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.