February 27, 2018

SUNY Empire’s International Programs Convenes “Black Music 101,” Honoring Black History Month, in Prague

SUNY Empire’s Associate Professor and European Academic Programs Director Sheila Marie Aird Moderates Panel

Panelists and artists, left to right, Juwana Jenkins, Bendjhi Villiers, Tonya Graves and Johnny Youngblood at the Black History Month celebration in Prague, the Czech Republic. The event, “Black Music 101,” was presented by the U.S. Embassy’s American Center, in cooperation with the college.
Panelists Juwana Jenkins, Bendjhi Villiers, Tonya Graves and Johnny Youngblood at the SUNY Empire Black History Month celebration in Prague, the Czech Republic.

“Black Music 101,” an event honoring Black History Month, was presented by the U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center, in cooperation with SUNY Empire State College.

Held Feb. 21, 2018, on the campus of the University of New York in Prague, the college’s Center for International Program's partner in the Czech Republic, the event featured panelists and artists Juwana Jenkins, Bendjhi Villiers, Tonya Graves, an alumna of SUNY New Paltz, and Johnny Youngblood.

The panel was convened and moderated by SUNY Empire’s Associate Professor and European Academic Programs Director Sheila Marie Aird.

A lively discussion of African-American music, and its global influence, followed by a question-and-answer session made for an informative event for panelists, students, faculty and staff.

About The Center for International Programs

The Center for International Programs is a vehicle to fulfill an important aspect of the mission of the college — making education accessible to those beyond our borders. Working with partners in various parts of the world, the center offers programs in these locations:

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