Program News and Events
May 22 | 5:30 p.m. | College Park Hall
Oct. 14-15 | 6:30 p.m. | Memorial Chapel
Gospel music theme of next Presidential Forum on Diversity series
PBS Film: Freedom Riders
May 10, 2011 | 7:00 p.m. | Reamer Campus Center Auditorium
WMHT, the Public History Program at Union, and Africana Studies present a one hour preview of the new PBS film Freedom Riders the story of a courageous band of civil rights activists who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South. Discussion to follow. For more information, contact Melinda Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on the film see http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/.
Volunteer of the Week
March 29, 2011
Shaniqua Rogers ’13 is this week’s Volunteer of the Week at the Kenney Community Center.
Rogers, a sociology and Africana studies major, has worked with local elementary school students through the SAIL (Studying Arithmetic in Literature) program since she came to Union. She leads volunteers to work with students to improve their math and reading skills.
Rogers, who is from Brooklyn, is a member of the Black Student Union and has volunteered for Contact Hotline and Crisis Chat. “Participating in the Union community taught me to appreciate working with great people that really want to make a difference,” Rogers said.
Janet Sweeney, program coordinator at the Kenney Center, said of Roger’s SAIL leadership: “She is a vital part of this program and of the Kenney Center."
Women's Commission Lunch Talk
Feb. 22, 2011 | 12:55-1:45 p.m. | Bailey 207
Professor Deidre Hill Butler, Department of Sociology
"Michelle Obama and Representations of Black Womanhood in America"
Lunch will be provided.
Feb. 18, 2011 | 4:00 p.m. | Old Chapel
On Friday, Feb. 18th the Black Student Union held a wonderful program honoring African-American history. The program included: The Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir; a history of African-American culture; Hip Hop dance and its history; West Indian dance and its history; poetry readings including a dramatic reading of Phenomenal Woman written by Maya Angelou; a beautiful piano, sax and singing rendition of a Billy Holiday hit; and a fashion show that included traditional through modern clothing. The slide show is courtesy of Matt Milless, Director of Student Activities and Reamer Campus Center.