Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight:

Roberto Clemente
Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934, Roberto Clemente would become the first Hispanic player to achieve 3000 career hits and the first Latino inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Soon after graduating high school his professional career took off. He started off with a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers playing on the minor league team. The following year he made his first appearance in the major league playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With his efforts the Pittsburg Pirates would win the World Series and the following year he would be awarded one of the twelve consecutive Gold Glove Awards. When he wasn’t on the field his reputation was very impressive. Proud of his Puerto Rican heritage he also was for minority rights. He died on December 31, 1972 doing humanitarian work he was known for, when his plane taking supplies to survivors of an earthquake in Nicaragua crashed.

 Nydia Velázquez
On March 23, 1953, Nydia Velázquez was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. She grew up in a hardworking house and it was her father’s political involvement that he discovered at dinner that lead Velázquez to push for an education. By age 16 she was a freshman at the University of Puerto Rico. She received a scholarship to continue her studies in the United States after teaching briefly in Puerto Rico. Once she moved to the United States she taught at Hunter College for a couple of years before becoming an assistant to former U.S. Representative Edolphus Towns. She was in charge of immigration issues and would testify on immigration legislation. Nydia Velázquez would move back home and be promoted to secretary of the Department of Puerto Rican Community Affairs in the United States. After that she worked hard to get into Congress and would finally get one in order to bring more minorities to the polls. Her victory was celebrated by her hometown since she was their hero being the first Puerto Rican woman in Congress.


100 Life Lessons for Black Male Students:
Getting Serious About Good Grades, Graduation, Leadership and Achievement!
NO EXCUSES Make It Happen Now!
October 4, 2017
250 Gemmell
6:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Minority Student Services

Black Alumni Day
October 6, 2017
Park Inn
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Coalition of Immokalee Workers - Film about food chains, modern day slavery and sexual assault
October 10, 2017
Suites on Main North Theater
7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: V-Day

Pink & Purple Week
October 16th - 21st

Black History Bingo
October 16, 2017
STC 120
6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness Day
October 17, 2017
Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: V-Day

Heelography Event
October 17, 2017
Marwick Boyd
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Queens

Halloween Party - Theme: Friday the 13th
October 20, 2017
Gemmell Food Court
10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Take Back the Night
October 23, 2017
Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room
7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: V-Day

Unity Community Dinner
October 29, 2017
Moore Hall
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union (BSU)

Lip Sync Battle
October 31, 2017
Suits on Main North Theater
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Black Student Union

Allegany River Indian Dancers
November 7, 2017
Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room
7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Minority Student Services

Global Lens: Beyond Borders & Other Barriers - Latisha "L" Springer
November 9, 2017
Hart Chapel
7:00 p.m.
Sponsors: International Programs and Minority Student Services

No Place for Hate: A conversation for Black and White
November 28, 2017
Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room
7:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Committee,
University Activities Board, Minority Student Services

Last Updated 1/11/18