One Love, One Heart

Unity Day on February 23rd is a chance for our campus community to gather and celebrate different cultures, identities, backgrounds, and more while also realizing that we are better together. Support your peers who help make this wonderful event possible!
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Art Contest

Make Unity Day-inspired art and win a prize! 

  • 1st place $100
  • 2nd place $50
  • 3rd place wins OCC merch

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Open Mic Contest

Share your voice, songs, poetry, and spoken word pieces. We'll even have karaoke!

  • 1st place $100
  • 2nd place $50
  • 3rd place wins OCC merch

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Win a door prize! We've got a Chromebook, Google Play cards, Uber & DoorDash gift cards, and more.

Let's Celebrate

We have events all over campus taking place from 11:00 - 4:30. Pick your favorites - we'll see you there! All events will remain open while supplies last. 

11:00 - 4:30

  • Unity Bracelet and Necklace Table in Gordon
  • Bead and Feather Pouch Making in Gordon
  • Cross Faith Necklace Making and Muslim Bead  Necklace in Gordon
  • Bob Marley Mosaic in Gordon
  • LGBTQ+ Table in Gordon
  • Flag Identification in Gordon

11:00 - 3:00

  • (11:00 - 2:00) Tabletop Tennis in Gordon Great Room
  • (11:00 - 2:00) Henna Tattoos in Gordon
  • Extraordinary Men of Distinction in Gordon
  • Pick up a copy of the book "From Tragedy to Homeless to Triumph" by OCC alum Damon Gilstrap in Gordon
  • Sign Shop License Plate Making in Gordon
  • The Common Read Table in Mawhinney
  • Henna Tattoos in Mawhinney
  • Interactive Unity Written Display Activity with prizes! in Mawhinney 
  • Bead and Feather Pouch Making in Mawhinney

12:15 - 1:15

  •  Deaf, Deaf World in Coulter
  • (12:00 - 1:00) Professor Mark Zane will perform songs from his new album in Gordon Cafe
  • Paper Cranes Origami in Gordon
  • Art Contest Display in Gordon Great Room
  • Open Mic Contest in Gordon Lower Level Lazer Lounge
  • Caribbean Cuisine in Gordon Cafe
  • Middle Eastern Cuisine in Gordon Great Room
  • Soul Food Cuisine in Mawhinney
  • "How to Grow Your Grit" presentation by Nancy Carr, Director of OAR in Mawhinney Room M244
  • Intercultural Speed Networking by PTK in Coulter Cafe

Other Events

  • (6:00 - 9:00pm) Drag/Queer Variety Show coordinated by Pride Alliance in Ferrante Storer Auditorium
  • (1:00 - 1:30) OCC Percussion Ensemble in Gordon Cafe
  • (1:30 - 2:30) Yoga for Unity with free mats and blocks! in Gordon Great Room

Accommodations

To request disability-related accommodations at the events, please call or email Accessibility Resources 7 days in advance (315-498-2245). 

Sponsorship

All events are being sponsored by Onondaga Community College's Council on Diversity & Inclusion, Diversity Services, Extrodinary Men of Distinction, ASL club, Psychology club, South Asian Students club, Spanish club, Student Government Associateion, Barnes & Noble, CNY Arts, OCC Foundation, and the 8 Schools of OCC.