Haitian Heritage Celebration
SUNY Rockland Community College Hosts
19th Annual Haitian Heritage Celebration April 19-23
Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland Community College is hosting its 19th Annual Haitian Heritage celebration.
Haitian Art Exhibit
Art Underground, Lower Level Library
Paintings by Dr. Gray Orphee, RCC Assistant Professor, Economics
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun.,11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lecture: "U.S.A.: The Haitian Legacy"
Technology Center, Room 8180, Ellipse
Admission: Free and open to the public
Dr. Jean A. Francois, Haitian Scholar-in-Residence, will share scholarly perspectives on the Haitian experience in the U.S. Francois is an Associate Professor of French at York College/CUNY and is a widely published author, playwright and poet. Francois earned a Ph.D. in French at the Graduate Center, CUNY, a Master of Arts in French literature at Hunter College, CUNY, and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at the Institut Supérieur technique d’Haiti.
Tuesday, April 20, 12:30 - 3 p.m.
Charity for Haiti Fundraiser--SGA Club Event
Faculty/Staff Dining Room
Food and other items will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Haitian Club and the Student Government Association. For further information contact 845-574-4322/4373.
Wednesday, April 21, 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - Registration
1:00 p.m. - Basketball Tournament
Admission: Players must be RCC students or staff
Individual Trophies will be awarded to the tournament champs.
Thursday, April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
A Call for Scholarship & Service: Moving Forward & Giving Back
Admission: Invited high school students
Cultural Arts Theater
Rockland County high school students are invited to visit the campus, attend college classes and learn about Haitian culture and college life. The celebration includes a presentation by a prominent member of the Haitian community.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Solages, Chair, Haitian Heritage Week Committee, at (845) 574-4322, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dana Stilley, Recruitment Specialist, at 845-574- 4294, or email@example.com or visit www.sunyrockland.edu.
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.