UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY’S BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES & EVENTS 2007- FEBRUARY 1ST – 24TH

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

THURS., FEBRUARY 1
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Campus Activities Building (CAB) Lobby
155 Elizabeth Blackwell St.

OPENING CEREMONY
& DINNER

Welcome by Ronald Young, MBA,
Vice President, Public & Governmental Affairs,
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Greetings from the Honorable Matthew
Driscoll, Mayor, City of Syracuse

Remarks by Maxine Thompson, MSW, LCSW,
Director, Diversity & Affirmative Action,
SUNY Upstate and Linda Littlejohn, Associate Vice President, Office
of Engagement Initiatives, Syracuse University

Prayer & Blessing, Elder James Rudisell

Life Experience Poetry by Omanii Abdullah

Gospel hip-hop Rap by “Minix”

African American Traditional dinner
by Omanii’s Lemonade Heaven

FRI., FEBRUARY 2
5:00 p.m.
Campus Activities Building (CAB) Lobby
155 Elizabeth Blackwell St.

FAMILY NIGHT
New Morning Star MBC Puppet Ministries
Puppet Show and Storytelling in the
African and African American Traditions by
Katherine Nellons and Ifetayo Nellons

THURS., FEBRUARY 8
7:30 a.m.

Doust Boardroom, 9th Floor,
Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave.
DOORWAY THOUGHTS: CROSS-CULTURAL CARE OF OLDER ADULTS
WITH A FOCUS ON AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS
Sharon A. Brangman MD, Chief of Geriatrics,
Dept. of Medicine; Director, CNY Alzheimer’s
Disease Assistance Center; Professor of
Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University

1001 BLACK INVENTIONS: A WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
10:00 a.m. to noon
Nottingham High School Auditorium,
3100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

A PLAY
Go into the ‘Twilight Zone’ and attempt to
survive in a world without inventions
created by Africans and African Americans.
Coordinated in collaboration with Syracuse University and the Syracuse City School District. Sponsored by CNY Community Foundation and the Rosamond Gifford Foundation.

Conducted by Pin Points Theatre of Washington, D.C.
7:00 p.m.
Alibrandi Catholic Center, 110 Walnut Pl., (at Adams St., SU campus)

FRI., FEBRUARY 9
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Medical Alumni Auditorium,
Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave.

BABY FAT OR NOT: OBESITY AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH
Denise Woodall-Ruff MD, Assistant Professor
of Pediatrics; Director, Children’s Center for
Nutrition and Exercise, SUNY Upstate

FRI., FEBRUARY 16
5:30 p.m.
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BUILDING (CAB) Lobby
155 Elizabeth Blackwell St.
NEOSOUL & JAZZ NIGHT
The “J” Project Band

SAT., FEBRUARY 24
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CAROUSEL MALL, lower level
Syracuse Area Black
Nurses Association
(SABNA) HEALTH FAIR

6:00 p.m
Campus Activities Building Lobby
155 Elizabeth Blackwell St.

STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION DINNER & DANCE
Statements of recognition about the contributions
of African Americans to the field of
Medicine by SNMA members and guests.

PARTNERS OF THE HEART
Shown throughout the month on
SUNY Upstate’s Staff/Patient TV
This 60-minute documentary is about a
Black genius, a White surgeon, a blue baby,
and a miracle.

For more health information and resources from the Health Sciences Library, check out:

http://www.upstate.edu/library/special/african_american.php
All events are free and
open to the public.

Made possible by SUNY Upstate’s Black History Month Planning Committee,
Advocates for SUNY Upstate, and Campus Activities Governing Board; the CNY Community Foundation, Gifford Foundation, Syracuse City School District, Black Artist League, and Syracuse University Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call SUNY Upstate’s Office of Diversity
and Affirmative Action, 464-5234