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SUNY Health Science Center hosts Black History Month celebration
The State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Syracuse will present a monthlong program throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.
Celebrations begin Wednesday, Feb. 3 with opening ceremonies from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participating in the ceremonies will be the Rev. Leroy Legette Sr., Faith by Love Family Worship Church members and Christ Messengers Vocal Ensemble. Art and cultural exhibits also will be featured along with a complimentary lunch buffet.
Other events scheduled for Black History Month include:
- Comedy Happy Hour, featuring Brad Lowery. Admission $2. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Governing Board. Friday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m., Lobby, Campus Activities Building.
- Elizabeth Blackwell Day Lecture, featuring Frances Conley, M.D., first female neurosurgeon in the United States and author of “Walking Out on the Boys.” Wednesday, Feb. 10, noon, Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall, Irving Avenue.
- The feature film “Beloved” will be shown Feb. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., Medical Alumni Auditorium. Admission $2. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Governing Board.
- Black History Month Keynote Address by Jennifer Daniels, M.D., who will speak on “Education and Entrepreneurship: The Key to African American Success.” Thursday, Feb. 18, noon, Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall, Irving Avenue.
- Martin Luther King Jr., Birthday Celebration, featuring presentation by Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D., Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta. Thomas will speak on “Eliminating Ethnic and Racial Disparity in Health: A Challenge for Civil Rights in the 21st Century.” Tuesday, Feb. 23, noon, Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall, Irving Avenue.
- Student National Medical Association Dinner Dance. Friday, Feb. 26, 7 to 10 p.m., Lobby, Campus Activities Building.
SUNY Health Science Center’s Black History Month celebration is sponsored by the President’s Committee on Multiculturalism and Pluralism and the Student National Medical Association.
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