Spring 2021 Guide and COVID-19 information

Black History Month

Black History Month Events at a Glance

The 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge

All month
Join the challenge

Contact: Dr. Paul van der Veur, Professor and Chair, Communication Studies
Sponsor: Anti-Racism Task Force Multimedia Subcommittee

Speculative Fiction and the Black Experience: Displays of Race and Racism on Television

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Event: Speculative Fiction and the Black Experience: Displays of Race and Racism on Television

Contact:
Dr. Christopher Ortega,  Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and Africana Studies
Dr.  Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science

Sponsors: Communication Studies and Africana Studies

Cubop: The Original Jazz and Latin Music Fusion

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at Noon.
Virtual Event: Cubop: The Original Jazz and Latin Music Fusion
Meeting number (access code): 132 928 160 6

Contact:
Dr. Lewis Rosengarten, Director, EOP and Lecturer,  Africana Studies
Dr. Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science

Sponsors: Educational Opportunity Program and Africana Studies

NAACP Panel: “Racism in Healthcare”

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Virtual Event: NAACP Panel: “Racism in Healthcare” 

Contact: Gia Greenidge, President, NAACP
Sponsor: NAACP

COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Black Communities

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Event: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Black Communities

Lauren Scagnelli, Health Educator and Dr. Roueida Ghadban, Senior Counselor, Counseling and Wellness Services.

Contact: Ms. Lauren Scagnelli, Health Promotion
Sponsor: Wellness Wednesday-Health Promotion

Panel Discussion: Our Minds Matter: Exploring the Intersectionality of Race and Mental Health Disabilities

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Virtual Event: Our Minds Matter: Exploring the Intersectionality of Race and Mental Health Disabilities
Meeting number: 132 852 4596 Password: MindsMatter

  • Suzanne Sprague, Director, Disability Resources, Ms. Shaneya Simmelkjaer, BSU President,
  • Lima Stafford, Asst. Director, MLDO;
  • Dr. Roueida, Ghadban, Senior Counselor;
  • C’Ality Hackett, and Brianna Soogrim, BSU Members

Contact: Suzanne Sprague,
Sponsors: Disability Resources and Black Student Union (BSU)

Eastern Europe, Anti-Black Racism, and the Unfinished Project of Decolonization

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Event: Eastern Europe, Anti-Black Racism, and the Unfinished Project of Decolonization

Dr. Nikolay Karkov, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Africana Studies

Contact: Dr. Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science
Sponsors: Philosophy Department and Africana Studies 

 People of Color In LGBTQ+ Community

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Event: People of Color In LGBTQ+ Community

SUNY Cortland NAACP

Contact: Ms. Gia Greenidge, President NAACP
Sponsor: NAACP

The Scramble for Anti-racist College Campuses: Rethinking  Strategies for Racial Justice in the American Polity

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at  4:30 p.m.
Virtual Event: The Scramble for Anti-racist College Campuses: Rethinking Strategies for Racial Justice in the American Polity

Dr. Seth N. Asumah, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair, Africana Studies/ Political Science 

Contact: Dr. Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science
Sponsor: Africana Studies and Political Science

Black History Month in the Era of  #BlackLivesMatter

Wednesday,  Feb. 17, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

Virtual Event: Black History Month in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter

Ms. Lorraine Lopez-Janove, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Contact: Dr. Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science
Sponsor: Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office

The Failures and Successes of White women in Activism and Leadership

Wednesday,  Feb. 17, 2021  at 4 p.m.
Virtual Event: The Failures and Successes of White women in Activism and Leadership
Meeting # 132 986 5252

  • Ms. Mary Kate Morris, Campus Activities
  • Ms. Nanette Pasquarello, Director; Career Services
  • Ms. Maggie Wetter, Coordinator, Title IX

Contact: Ms. Mary Kate Morris, Associate Director, Campus Activities
Sponsors: Gender Policies and Initiatives Council (GPIC), Student Initiative Subcommittee.

SUNY Cortland Alumni Table Talk: Racism, White Supremacy, and the Reality of Two Americas

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Register SUNY Cortland Alumni Table Talk: Racism, White Supremacy, and the Reality of Two Americas

  • Dr. Seth N. Asumah, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair, Africana Studies/ Political Science
  • Mr. Dominic F. Carter ’85, WABC Radio and longtime TV Political Anchor
  • Dr. Rachael  Forester ’12 and ’14, Associate Director, UNC Charlotte
  • Mrs. Regina Grantham, Associate Professor, Communications Disorders
  • Mr. Yusuf A. Muhammad, ’99 and ’01, Principal, STEAM Academy

Contact: Erin Boylan, Executive Director, Alumni Engagement and Executive  Director, SUNY Cortland Alumni Association
Sponsors: SUNY Cortland Alumni Association and Alumni Engagement

Hear My Voice” An Evening of Original Monologues Created by SUNY Cortland Students with Award-Winning  Playwright, Kyle Bass

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at 7 p.m
Virtual Event: Hear my Voice with Playwright Kyle Bass

SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Students and Mr. Kyle Bass- Award-Winning Playwright.

Contact: Kevin Halpin, Chair,  Preforming Arts
Sponsor: Performing Arts Department

Race, Mental Wellness and the Black Community: Reframing Our Psyche

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Virtual Event: Race, Mental Wellness and the Black Community
Meeting Number: 132 835 5773
Password: KWeAnxZ2P86

  • Dr. Tosha A. Asumah, Director, Forensic Psychology Assessments, Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) and Founder, Promoting Optimal Wellness

Contact: Ms. Shaneya Simmelkjaer, President, BSU
Sponsors: Black Student Union and Africana Studies

R & B n Paint

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Virtual Event: R & B n Paint
Meeting Number: 132 198 0764
Password: syUVnjDf348

Black Student Union (BSU)

Contact: Ms. Shaneya Simmelk-jaer, President, BSU  & BSU
Sponsor: Black Student Union

Convergence of the BSUs: Discussing PWI Cultures from the Perspective of Black Students

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Virtual Event: Convergence of the BSUs 
WebEx Number: 132 172 8452
Password: uYx6eAWYs84

  • SUNY Cortland BSU
  • SUNY Oneonta BSU
  • SUNY Binghamton BSU

Contact: Ms. Shaneya Simmelk-jaer, President, BSU
Sponsor: Black Student Union

Afro-Essence

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Virtual Event: Afro Essence
Meeting Number: 132 251 0189
Password: Weyk7Gc7FP6

Black Student Union and Know Your Roots- Africana Studies Association,

Contact:
Shaneya Simmelkjaer, President, BSU
Alfred  Robertson, President, KYR-ASA
Sponsors: Know Your Roots and Black Student Union

Afro-Fusion Dance Workshop

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Virtual Event: Afro-Fusion Dance Workshop
Meeting ID: 844 2721 0495
Passcode: 082674

  • Dr. Nikolay Karkov, Associate Prof. Philosophy
  • Dr. Avanti Mukherjee,  Assistant Prof., Economics
  • Maria Klara Vantura, Student.

Contact: Shaneya Simmelkjaer, President, BSU 
Sponsors: Black Student Union (BSU), Philosophy and Economics

Co-sponsorships and funding for Black History Month were made possible by the President’s Office, Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office, Political Science Department, School of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies Department, Performing Arts, SUNY Cortland Alumni Association, Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Disability Resources, CALS, SGA, KYR-ASA, SUNY Cortland Campus Activities, Career Services, BSU, NAACP, and PASA.

For further information and questions, please contact Dr. Seth N. Asumah, Chair, Africana Studies Department, Moffett Center, Room 202-C. seth.asumah@cortland.edu.