The ALANA Student Leadership Conference has begun once again this year. A time of the year which many upper classmen look forward to and incoming freshman and transfer students learn to love. Let’s all hold hands and sing Cumbaya under the ALANA Umbrella. There are many informational, educational, and social programs done during this week. Let’s review what has taken place and some of the events we can look forward to in the upcoming days.
This past Sunday on September 19th ALANA had its first ever Unity and Peace Walk. The walk began at 10:00 am and was designed to bring together students from diverse backgrounds in the Oswego community with the hope of building lasting relationships amongst ourselves and with Oswego residents. The Peace Walk was done in celebration of the March on Washington which was held on August 28th, 1963.
Monday September 20th : Faculty-Staff-Students- Alana Staff/ Presenters Reception. The presenters were Howard Gordon, the President’s Office & ALANA Staff. The event was from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Point and its purpose was to welcome new and returning students as well as wish everyone good luck on a successful academic year.
Tuesday September 21st: “Day of Expression” was hosted by Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Caribbean Student Association from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Campus Center. Students, Faculty and Staff were welcomed to present any poetry, readings, music, and or dance they desired.
Thursday September 23rd: Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam presented by the Black Student Union and Muslim Student Association. Located in 133 Campus Center from 2:20 to 3:40 p.m.
B.S.U. will collaborate with M.S.A. in the efforts to enlighten and clarify the history of the Nation of Islam and the influence it had on Civil Rights leaders, in particular, Malcolm X. The presenters will address the beliefs of the Nation of Islam, its influence in civil rights, and the ways in which other Islamic groups are influenced by these beliefs.
Friday September 24th: “Celebrating the Roots of Latin Rhythms”
The Presenter is Pan-Latin Music Ensemble Sol y Canto, Rosi and Brian Amador. Time 12:40 to 1:35 p.m. and will be located in Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.
This workshop invites the audience to explore the roots of Latin American music by combining performance, engaging lecture, and ample audience participation. We’ll explore how indigenous, African, and European cultures influenced Latin American music. The members of Sol y Canto will also teach basic Latin dance rhythms including the Dominican merengue, the Caribbean salsa, and the Colombian Cumbia.
Workshop: African American Women & HIV/AIDS: “What’s the scoop?”
Presenter: Dr. Bonita Hampton, Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The time will be12:40 to 1:35 p.m. in room 133 Campus Center.
Dr. Bonita Hampton will address the HIV/ AIDS epidemic among African-American women.
“ALANA FASHION SHOW” will be hosted and presented by all ALANA Organizations and Sponsored by the Student Association Programming Board. This event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. in Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall.
A celebration of cultural fashion. Students, faculty, staff and their families will model in traditional cultural fashion trends. A scene paying tribute to Haiti, Chile, and Indonesia will be incorporated. Come enjoy amazing performances and a great tribute to these wonderful countries. I assure you that you don’t want to miss this event!
Saturday, September 25th: Workshop: Pros and Cons of Globalization
Presenters: International Student Association 11 a.m. to noon in 133 Campus Center. This will be an informative presentation about the pros and cons of globalization and a discussion about potential solutions.
ALANA Dessert Reception (ticketed event)
Presenters: Monico Soto, Patricia Clark & ALANA Organizations in Waterman Lobby, Tyler Hall.
ALANA Concert Presenters: Sol y Canto & Sweet Plantain String Quartet. Located in Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Ticket prices for Dinner-Dessert-Concert are as follows:
ALANA COMBO* (dinner, dessert reception & concert)
• Students: $13
• Seniors, Faculty, Staff: $25
• General Public: $30
• Students: $7
• Seniors, Faculty, Staff: $12
• General Public: $15
• Tickets are available at Campus Center Box Office, 315-312-3073
• Tickets are available at Tyler Box Office, 315-312-2141