Area community colleges honor Black History Month

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Every campus in our region is hosting Black History Month events this February. Here are some highlights that we received as of press time:

At Schenectady County Community College, Larry Grant will host “A Vision of Hope” on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Lally Mohawk Room. As a former drug user who transformed his life, Grant “walks the walk.” Raised on the tough streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, he is a survivor who helps others reclaim their power as he was able to do in his own life. SEE MORE SCCC EVENTS.

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At Queensborough Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Student Union Lounge, the Student Government Association will host the “Black Inventions Exhibit.” This is a multimedia presentation that pays tribute to African-American inventors and innovators. The exhibit reveals many surprising facts, and highlights the accomplishments of African-Americans in the fields of science, aerospace communication, health care, agriculture, transportation and engineering. Over 150 authentic artifacts are represented in the collection: patent designs, personal letters, rare photographs, brief biographies of the inventors and documentaries. MORE QCC EVENTS.

Herkimer County Community College’s BHM events culminate on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 12:30 p.m. in RMCC 288, with a discussion of “Slavery in the Mohawk Valley.” SEE MORE HCCC EVENTS.

Mohawk Valley Community College will host “Fact and Film: ‘Get Out’: No Laughing Matter” at both its Utica (Feb. 20) and Rome (Feb. 22) campuses at 6 p.m. each day. SEE MORE MVCC EVENTS.

Westchester Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Davis Auditorium, will host Prof. Cynthia Williams’ play “Gold Star Mothers.” It’s a phenomenal rendition of the lives carried out after military service. SEE MORE WCC EVENTS.

At Nassau Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room, CCB, speaker/comedian Amanda Seales (pictured) will perform. Formerly known by her stage name Amanda Diva, Seales is an American comedian, actress, disc jockey, recording artist and radio personality. Aside from her solo career, she was also a touring member of the musical group Floetry. SEE MORE NCC BHM EVENTS.

At Suffolk County Community College’s Grant Campus in Brentwood on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Captree Commons Room 114, “What Black History Month Doesn’t Teach You” will be presented at 9:30 a.m. SEE MORE SCCC EVENTS.

Rockland Community College hosts a “Martin Luther King Retrospective Panel” on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Tech Center, with civil rights activist Willie Trottman. SEE MORE RCC EVENTS.

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