Black History Month 2021

BHM 2021

All Black History Month events will be livestreamed on DCC's Facebook page.

Celebrate Black History Month with DCC by attending these virtual events. To participate, please register in advance using the links below. Space is limited so register early! Events also will broadcast live on DCC’s Facebook page. If you have questions, please contact Willie Morris, Co-Chair, Black History Month Committee. See PDF for more details.

Friday, February 19 & Saturday, February 20

SUNY Black Faculty and Staff Collective Black Solidarity Conference: “Good and Necessary Trouble”

DCC’s Black History Committee and the SUNY Black Faculty and Staff Collective (BFSC) present the inaugural SUNY BFSC Black Solidarity Conference. The conference focuses on the late Congressman John Lewis’ call to embrace getting into “Good Trouble and Necessary Trouble” to make the United States and the world a better place. Visit www.bfscblacksolidarity.com for more information on these events and speakers.

Conference schedule:

February 19

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Shamari Reid, doctoral student

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Jordan Bell, Dutchess Community College

12:10  p.m.- 1:00 p.m. 

Student Solidarity Lunch with Prof. Edward Lawson, SUNY New Paltz

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

La Juana Chambers Lawson, MPA, PMP, LSSGB, Tacit Growth Strategies

2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Day 1 Closing


February 20

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Charles Mills, CUNY

12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Keynote: Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr., Brown University

2:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Day 2 Closing Vision of SBFSC

Learn more about the conference: www.bfscblacksolidarity.com

Register for the conference here.

Thursday, Feb. 25

12:30 p.m.

Lyceum: Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of a New York Times best-selling biography on A Tribe Called Quest called “Go Ahead in the Rain” (University of Texas Press, February 2019). He has also written “A Fortune For Your Disaster” (Tin House, September 2019), “The Crown Ain’t Worth Much” (Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press, 2016), which was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us” (Two Dollar Radio, 2017), named a best book of 2017 by NPR, Pitchfork, Oprah Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Esquire, GQ, and Publisher’s Weekly, among others. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine and a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing. Abdurraqib has a forthcoming book that is a history of Black performance in the United States titled “A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance” (Random House, 2020).

Register for this event here.

Sealy and Ruiz

Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz & Shamari Reid

jordan bell

Jordan Bell

edward lawson

Edward Lawson

lajuana lawson

Juana Chambers Lawson

Charles Mills

Dr. Charles Mills

Sylvester James Gates

Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr.

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Hanif Abdurraquif