Upcoming Events!

 

Chinese New Year Celebration

Monday, February 8, 2016

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MOSAIC Center

Student Alumni Union room 2510

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Black History Month

Who Gets to be human: Widespread Campus Racism in 2016

Dr. Ronald L. Jackson, II

2nd Vice President of the National Communication Association

Tuesday, February 6, 2016
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Golisano Auditorium (70-1400)
Presented by The School of Communication, Office for Diversity & Inclusion, Center for Campus Life and the William A. Kern Professorship in Communications

Know Better, Do Better.

College, Racism and You.

change is on the horizon

Lawrence Ross

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Student Alumni Union Ingle Auditorium
Lawrence Ross is the author of
The Divine Nine and Blackballed:
The Black and White Politics of Race on Americas campuses
Interpreter has been requested

Natural Hair Series Photoshoot

with Johnnie Smith and Screening of Good Hair

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

MOSAIC CENTER

Student Alumni Union room 2510


To Kill A Mockingbird

Geva Theatre

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

7:30 pm

 

Gray Matters - Shame. 

Why do we attack?

Friday, February 12, 2016

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

MOSAIC Center

Student Alumni Union room 2510

 

APAA Networking Hour 

Friday, February 12, 2016

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

MOSAIC Center

Student Alumni Union room 2510

 

A Spiritual Mind:

Zen Buddhism

Thursday, February 25, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MOSAIC Center

Student Alumni Union room 2510

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34th Annual Expressions of King's Legacy

Keynote by Andrew Young with jazz and dance performances.

January 28, 2016, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Gordon Field House

This is a free, but ticketed event. Get your tickets at
www.rittickets.com

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Andrew Young (keynote address)

Young had aligned with King in the important areas of education, literacy and leadership, and these attributes weaved their way throughout his long and notable career in politics, diplomacy and activism. A graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Hartford Theological Seminary in Connecticut, Young would combine human rights activism, education and politics in key leadership positions throughout the Civil Rights Movement. He was instrumental in organizing voter registration processes and policies to include men and women of color. His work alongside King in writing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 remains influential, landmark legislation today.

In 1972, Young was the first African American since Reconstruction to be elected to Congress from Georgia when he won the state’s Fifth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to two terms before being appointed by President Jimmy Carter as ambassador to the United Nations, where he would, like King, advocate for human rights, at home and abroad.

Keep on Keepin' On

January 28, 2016, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ingle Auditorium (SAU)

FREE EVENT - Limited Seating

Justin Kauflin

Screening of the film, Keep on Keeepin' On, about the jazz grreat, Clark Terry who mentors and befriends blind pianist, Justin Kauflin. The Story is both a biography of Terry and the challenges faced and overcome by Kauflin, and musical prodigy. From 2009, Justin's relationship with mentor Clark Terry was chronicled by Absolute Clay Productions’ Al Hicks and Adam Hart. The resultant documentary, "Keep On Keepin' On," made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival April 2014, and won both Heineken Audience and Best New Documentary Director Awards. "Keep On Keepin' On" has been released in theaters through RADiUS-TWC. 

 Kauflin will perform after the movie and address audience questions.

An Evening of Jazz & Dance

January 28, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NTID Robert F. Panara Theatre (Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall)

FREE EVENT - Limited Seating

AILEY II

The talented dancers of Ailey II are reowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey's timeless classics and thrilling new works by today's outstanding emerging choreographers.

"Off-the-charts energy." - The New Yorker

Photo by Eduardo Patino, NYC

Justin Kauflin

From age 6, he began performing in concerts, nursing homes and weddings, eventually becoming concertmaster for several orchestras. It was during this time that he also endured numerous trials, particularly losing total vision by age 11. He adjusted by learning Braille and cane mobility, and switching to jazz piano at the Governor’s School for Performing Arts. He received top honors in jazz festivals across the U.S. and began performing jazz professionally by age 15, most notably with the Jae Sinnett Trio. 

Borinquen Dance Theatre

Borinquen Dance Theatre was created in 1981 by Nydia Padilla-Rodriquez, an originial member of Garth Fagan's Bottom of the Bucket Dance Company. She teaches adults, teenagers, young children at Rochester's Hochstein Memorial Music School Caribbean dance classes, and is of only a handful of U.S. experts on the tradition of dance within Latin culture.

* For students only.

All other events are open to students, faculty/staff and community members.