Black History Month at City Tech

February 6, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

The African American Studies Department at New York City College of Technology with the support of Faculty Commons, Black Male Initiative and Black Women’s Networking Committee will celebrate Black History Month with the following exhibit and events during February 2014. All events are free and open to the college community and general public. For additional information, contact Ms. Hazel Gibbs at 718.260.5205 or Hgibbs@citytech.cuny.edu.

February 5 – 28
Library Showcase Exhibit: Social Justice in the Arts & Media
Ursula C. Schwerin Library
300 Jay Street (at Tillary)
Downtown Brooklyn
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Daily when College is open)

Thursday, February 6
Film Screening with Discussion: The Neo-African-Americans: Black Immigrant Identities
Namm Hall 119
300 Jay Street (at Tillary)
Downtown Brooklyn
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
According to the filmmakers, the documentary The Neo-African-Americans: Black Immigrant Identities explores “how rapid, voluntary immigration from Africa and the Caribbean is transforming the ‘African-American’ narrative.”

Monday, February 10
The Twenty-Fifth National African American Read-In
Namm Hall 119
300 Jay Street (at Tillary)
Downtown Brooklyn
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 19
Keynote Event: Social Justice in the Arts & Media
Atrium Amphitheater
300 Jay Street (at Tillary)
Downtown Brooklyn
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Professor of English Julian Williams will moderate a panel discussion and provide an historical overview of the Africana world’s commitment to freedom through the arts. Local artists from the theater, visual arts, literary and musical worlds will describe how and why the themes of social justice and equality are central to their artistic projects. The event will also include remarks and presentations from students in AFR classes. The event will be followed by a reception.