York College African American Resource Center
from 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
The NAACP was the organization that successfully desegregated U.S. public schools through the landmark Brown versus Board of Education Supreme Court decision, among its other achievements. The community has come a long way in the past 100 years. A month ago, the first African American president took the oath of office. While there’s been much progress, much more still needs to be done.
Students, particularly those taking African American Studies courses this semester or in the past or students within the African Diaspora, as well as York College faculty and staff and the greater Jamaica community are cordially invited to attend an Open House as part of York College’s Black Heritage Month. People are welcome to browse the Center’s library, to get to know other members of the community, learn about upcoming events in the Center, or propose their own ideas.
The Center is especially interested in supporting students in reviving the African American Studies club at York College, prepared to help facilitate a range of student-centered activities such as field trips, cultural events, speakers, mentoring, community service, and discussions.