Second Annual Community Engagement Lecture Series

The Community Engagement Series is designed to highlight distinguished leaders in arts and culture innovation, education, government, business, public service, and community activism to foster intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and economic prosperity of individuals in New York state and the Caribbean.




Calypso and Soca: The Sound of a People

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Presented by the Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies in partnership with the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, featuring:

  • Etienne Charles, recording artist, composer, arranger, and associate professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University
  • Professor Brian Copeland, pro vice-chancellor and campus principal of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Alison Hinds, singer, aka "the Queen of SOCA"
  • Edwin Howell, manager, distributor, and A&R representative at VP Records
  • Dahved Levy, trailblazer in the field of broadcast media, host of the number one Caribbean show in the world, Caribbean Fever on 107.5 WBLS FM, NY

Contact Us:

Dr. La Tasha A. Brown
Program Manager
Shirley A. Chisholm Center for Equity Studies
55 Hanson Place, 9th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(845) 563-9905 ext. 3458 | (845) 391-5009