Black History Month Celebration at Molloy

Molloy College's Seventeenth Annual African American Read-In Chain

 Molloy College's Seventeenth Annual African American Read-In Chain

The event takes place on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the reception room at Kellerberg Hall. All are welcome.

The Molloy College Division of Education and Department of Social Work Present Molloy College Seventh Annual Black History Month Conference

*Due to the anticipated inclement weather, the Annual Black  History Month Conference scheduled for February 9 has been cancelled.

February 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Wilbur Arts Center.
Overcoming Obstacles through Culture and Education
Continuing the Journey:

Keynote Devon Harris, Motivational Speaker and original member of the 1988 Olympic Jamaican Bobsled TeamThis year's conference is dedicated to the legacy of resiliency that has sustained people of African ancestry for centuries. Life experiences often present challenges that have the potential to distract people from their goals.

The conference will explore and celebrate the ability to transcend troubles and find strength in the struggle. Conference participants will experience motivational speakers, workshops which acknowledge the importance of cultural awareness.

This year's special feature is a service opportunity to benefit the Keep it Pushing Foundation and support the work of Devon Harris, the keynote speaker.
Conference Components

  • Breakfast and Registration Continental Breakfast
  • Morning Keynote Devon Harris, Motivational Speaker and original member of the 1988 Olympic Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • Interactive Workshops for Adults, Youth Workshops Facilitated by Yaffa Cultural Arts, Inc.
  • Lunch and Entertainment
  • Registration Fees are $10 for adults and $5 for youth

For more information contact Dr. Patricia Mason, Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Zakiya Newland, Associate Professor Division of Education Department of Social Work at pmason@molloy.edu.

Faith Ringgold's "Tar Beach" and "The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles"  

The Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College will present an in-depth study of Faith Ringgold's "Tar Beach" and "The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles" for Black History Month.

Faith Ringgold's Faith Ringgold is an internationally known African-American artist who has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Her accomplishments have been noted by numerous awards for her art as well as her children's books.

The exhibition will run from February 7 through February 28 and will feature the prints of Ms. Ringgold and accompanying materials and documents of biographical information, articles, awards and books.

On Tuesday February 19 at 4 p.m. the gallery will screen her documentary titled, "Faith Ringgold, The Last Story Quilt." The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.

Gallery hours at Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For additional information please contact the art gallery at artgallery@molloy.edu. The gallery is located in the new Public Square, second floor in room 280.