Black History Month Celebration

Join us for a virtual celebration of Black History all throughout the month of February! 

Happening all Month 

  • Afro-LatinX icons: A display of Cultural Artifacts from Latin America, Spain, and the Caribbean - Walk, talk, investigate, and explore a historic view of Afro-LatinX culture. Visit works shown in the hallway of Mawhinney 350 (World Languages display cases).Presented by Professor Cummings. Not able to attend on campus? No Problem! Enjoy this showcase virtually @onondagacc on Instagram
  • Display: African-American Icons and the Black Experience in the United States - Walk, talk, investigate, and explore a historic view of the Black experience in the United States. Visit works shown in the hallway of the first floor of Mawhinney Hall and the Gordon Student Center
  • Black history month at Coulter Library - Discover books, film, and historical images celebrating the rich historical texture of Black & Brown culture. Schedule time to connect with a librarian. We are here to support your academic journey! Resources compiled by the leadership of Professor Barbara Scheibel.

February 12

Onondaga Historical Association presents “Jerry Rescue”

12:15 – 1:15 pm via Teams -  

Curator of History, Robert Searing collaborates with Onondaga Community College to present an introspective look at the impact of slavery, social justice, and civility in Syracuse. Join this virtual event to learn about the public rescue of a fugitive man born into slavery. Event hosted by the Office of Accessibility Resources. 

February 22

Black Girls Rock

12:15 – 1:15 pm via Teams -  

A student-driven discussion on the history of African American women leading positive change. Join Professor Jerry Farnett for a virtual thought-provoking discussion on education through the Arts

February 23

Film & Discussion: Ethnic Notions

5 – 6:30 pm via Zoom - 

Join us for a virtual screening and discussion of Marlon Riggs’ documentary about antiBlack representations and stereotypes that permeated popular culture in the U.S. from the antebellum period until Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Event facilitated by Professor Glenda Gross.

February 24

Discussion: Black in Latin America: The Black Grandma in the Closet

4:30 – 5:30 pm via Teams -  

Dr. Gerardo T. Cummings and the Spanish Club will host a Q & A discuss RBG’s quote: “Reacting in Anger and Annoyance will not Advance One’s Ability to Persuade,” and how it relates to the following video by Professor Henry Louis Gates, PhD. Visit YjAprMg for the video

February 25

Prioritize Mental Health

12:30 – 1:30 pm via Teams -  

The OCC Psychology Club is hosting a virtual presentation with student speakers on the topic of Mental Health Awareness during the crisis of COVID-19. Please join Professor Jimmie Tran and student leaders to share thoughts, insights, and awareness at this interactive event. Has there been a disparity for Black & Brown people across cultures with mental health concerns? Join the discussion!


Sponsored by the Council on Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Accessibility Resources, Diversity Services, Psychology Club, Spanish Club, World Languages Department, Coulter Library, and Marketing & New Media. To request disability-related accommodations at the above events, please call the Office of Accessibility Resources at 315-498-2245 seven days in advance.