The annual campus community kick-off celebration for Black History Month will be Wednesday, February 1, from 12:40 pm to 2:10 pm in the Student Activities Center, Ballroom A. The Opening Ceremony features guest speaker Andrez S. Carberry, Employment Counsel for Avon Products, NA. There will be cultural performances, student organization display tables, and light refreshments. Admission is free. All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.
This year’s theme, Sankofa!, teaches that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has taught us, so that we can achieve our fullest potential as we move forward. For 2012, the Black History Month Committee selected the sub-theme From Black Roots Everyone Grows to emphasize the positive contributions and tremendous impact that people of the African Diaspora have made in our country and throughout the world.
Black History Month is co-sponsored by the Black History Month Committee, Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Africana Studies, Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, and various student organizations.
For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, (631) 632-9968.
Black History Month is celebrated throughout the United States in the month of February. Stony Brook’s annual observance of Black History Month, coordinated by the Black History Month Planning Committee, includes panels, symposia, and lectures, as well as cultural and social events.