Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

IN COLLABORATION WITH
SUNY SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

OCOB KICKOFF

Monday, February 25

Books Sandwiched In @ noon in the McChesney Room
Review of
Between the World and Me
Presented by Dr. Deidre Hill-Butler, Department of Sociology,
Union College

 

MOVIE FESTIVAL

 

Saturdays @ 1 pm in the McChesney Room
March 2 – 12 Years a Slave
March 9 – Malcolm X
March 23 – Black Panther, Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture of 2018
Based on the Marvel Comic, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

         LET’S TALK ABOUT THE BOOK…..

Facilitated Book Discussions

March 9, 10 am, Bornt Branch Library, 948 State St.
Enjoy a light breakfast while sharing your thoughts on the major themes of the book.
Facilitated by Dr. Frankie Y Bailey
School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany

 

March 13, 12-1 pm and March 28th from 2-3 pm
Academic Studio, Begley Library
SUNY Schenectady County Community College
Facilitated by Laurence Rogers, Reference Librarian, SUNY Schenectady

 

WRITERS WORKSHOPS

Presented by Miki Conn, writer, poet and storyteller

 Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 1-3 pm

Bornt Branch Library, 948 State Street, Schenectady

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates illustrates how a letter can be a tool for sharing important ideas and experiences with someone, while at the same time, clarifying your own thoughts. Participants will share life experiences and write a letter to either a real or fictional person.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED;  limit 15 in class.
CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

ALSO…

Presented by Alicia Richardson, Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts

Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

March 12 & 26 (Rescheduled from March 5)

Academic Studio, Begley Library
SUNY Schenectady County Community College

A two week workshop in which you will have the opportunity to engage an unknown recipient in a letter with a purpose of your choice in mind.

Open to the Public
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YouTube STREAMING OF TA-NEHISI COATES INTERVIEW

March 11 @ 6:30 pm
Recorded at the 26th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival, October 24, 2015

McChesney Room

 

READERS THEATER:

MY PRESIDENT WAS BLACK

March 20 at 7:00 pm

A Conversation  Between Ta-Nehisi Coates and President Barack Obama

 Unitarian Universalist Society, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady

Based on transcripts of interviews between Coates and Obama
held in the fall of 2016; originally published as a series by The Atlantic magazine and performed with The Atlantic’s permission.

Scripted by Sandra Boynton,
Artistic Director of Will Kempe’s Players, former head of SCCC’s Drama Program
Performed by Michael A. Lake and Ibrahiim “E.B.” Abdul-Rahman
R
eception to follow
Free and open to the public

 

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

March 28
6:00 pm Doors Open
6:30 pm – Panel Discussion
McChesney Room

Panelists will discuss the themes and language of
Between the World and Me
Facilitated by Dr. Babette Faehmel, Associate Professor, SUNY Schenectady County Community College
Light refreshments