Doretta Royer 315 464-4833
SUNY Upstate celebrates Black History Month with public events
SUNY Upstate Medical University will host free events open to the public in February in celebrate Black History Month.
Opening ceremonies will be held Friday, Feb. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Campus Activities Building, 155 Elizabeth Blackwell St. Presenters include Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., president of SUNY Upstate; Hugh Bonner, Ph.D., dean of SUNY Upstate’s College of Health Professions; and the Rev. Sherman Dunmore of the People’s AME Zion Church, who will give the invocation. The Faithful Vocal Ensemble will perform. A free soul food lunch buffet will follow the program.
Elton Garvin, a graduate of SUNY Upstate’s College of Health Professions and staff therapist at Oswego County Radiation Oncology, will offer the Black History Month keynote address Friday, Feb. 15 at noon in Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. Garvin’s address focuses on his personal and professional journey from a job as a salesman to caring for people with cancer. He also will discuss his family’s search for their ancestral roots.
Susan Keeter, children’s book illustrator and assistant director of marketing and university communications, will give an illustrated talk on the life of Sarah Loguen Fraser M.D., Friday Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Weiskotten Hall Medical Alumni Auditorium. An exhibition of artwork and artifacts related to the life of Dr. Loguen Fraser, assembled by Keeter, will be held in the Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten Hall from Feb. 4 through March 1.
For more information about Upstate Medical University’s Black History Month events, call 315-464-5433.
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