Insights From the Heights
12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10
Join alumni Carl Thomas ’65, Vince Brown ’74, Todd Corley ’91, Kimberly Waters ’04, Omairys Rodriguez ’12, and Rosangel Garcia ’19 as they discuss their individual journeys at Le Moyne College through stories about their experiences, the mentors who helped them along the way, and the growth that they witnessed through their years on the Heights.
Are We Living His Dream?
Enough is Enough Panel Discussion
5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15
In 2021 are we truly living the dreams and goals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? This panel of Le Moyne professors, alumni, and Syracuse community members will discuss how Dr. King Jr. 's work and legacy still impacts today's political and racial climates. Attendees can register online at tinyurl.com/LivingHisDream21
The Fire This Time: Racial Justice, Covid19, and the Future of America
4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17
2020 was a challenging year, with the violent deaths of unarmed Black men and women by the police and would-be vigilantes and the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the Black and Brown communities. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., an associate professor of communication and African and African-American Studies at Loyola University, will address these questions and facilitate a larger conversation about the impact of Black Covid Stories and Black Lives Matter on the Black Family.
Soul Food Cooking Class
Thursday, Feb. 18
Join the Office of Inclusive Excellence & Global Education (IEGE) as we conclude our MLK Week 2021 with a Soul Food Cooking Class with our very own Kuukua Yomekpe. Students can sign up to receive a recipe kit in RH 344. Supplies are limited. Attendees can view the class online on zoom at tinyurl.com/SoulFoodClass21.
Screening: Nappily Ever After
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Join us for a virtual screening of Nappily Ever After, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and written by Adam Brooks and Cee Marcellus. It tells the story of a young woman named Violet who strives for perfection in all aspects of her life and comes to find self-love and self-acceptance. Sponsored by the Film Studies Program.
'Black Buck: The Art of Reinvention'
4 p.m., Wednesday, March 3
New York Times best-selling author Mateo Askaripour aims to empower people of color to seize opportunities for advancement, no matter the obstacle. His first novel, Black Buck, takes on racism in corporate America with humor and wit. He will discuss the book and his process as a writer.
The Uses and Abuses of Language: Black Racial Slurs, Epithets and Stereotypes
4 p.m., Wednesday, April 7
Patricia Clark, Ph.D., will focus on the uses, abuses and cultural appropriations of the N-word and other contestable language and stereotypes in U.S. culture from the 19th century to present day. Dr. Clark is an associate professor of English and African and African American Studies at the State University of New York at Oswego.