CCNY celebrates Black History Month

A celebration of black inventors, arts and crafts lessons, and an awards ceremony recognizing exceptional black faculty are some of the events during The City College of New York’s 2020 Black History Month observance.

The schedule begins Tuesday, Feb. 4 with the traditional Black History Month kickoff, 6:30 - 9 p.m., in City College’s NAC Ballroom. It is co-presented by the Division of Student Affairs’ Department of Student Life & Leadership Development, and the Black Studies Program.

On Friday, 12 – 2 p.m., Feb. 7, CCNY’s National Society of Black Engineers student chapter hosts “Blacks in STEM.”  This informative event on notable black inventors and scientists is presented in a game format. Contact the Department of Student Life & Leadership Development for venue information.

Other events include:

•    Feb. 10, “Black Love,” food, karaoke and discussion, 7 – 8:30 p.m., in NAC 1/212, presented by CCNY student radio station WCCR;

•    Feb. 13, “Rotunda Takeover,” a showcase of CCNY’s black student clubs/organizations, 12 – 2 p.m., NAC rotunda;

•    Feb. 13, “Mask Creation,” a two-part arts and crafts session teaching students how to replicate carnival masks of the Dominican Republic – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the faculty dining room;

•    Feb. 27, “Dominican Independence Rotunda Takeover,” in celebration of Dominican independence, 12 – 2 p.m., NAC Rotunda;

The observance ends on Monday, Feb. 28 with an awards ceremony, 7 – 10 p.m., recognizing black faculty at CCNY making a difference on and off campus. Presented by the Undergraduate Student Government, it includes
performances by college artists.
Additional information on Black History Month at City College can be found on the CCNY calendar of events.

The events are presented by the Black History Month Committee.

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