Searching for Timbuctoo Filmmaker Discussion

with filmmaker Paul Miller May 10, 2022 7:00 p.m. Zoom Webinar In 1846, in an effort to level a blow against racism, wealthy New York landowner and well-known abolitionist leader, Gerrit Smith, gave away 120,000 acres of wild land to nearly 3000 African-American men so that they could have the right to vote in the […]

Prisons, Environment, and Race in the Adirondack Park

with Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. October 14, 2021 at 5:30 This Zoom program is free and open to the public. Since the 1840s, the Adirondack environment has proven a pivotal factor in the planning, construction, and operation of prisons in the North Country.  Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. will analyze this phenomenon with a special focus on the […]

Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Old Chapel, Union College Campus 5:30 Presentation, Refreshments from 5:00   When Sally Svenson mentioned to people during the several years that she was researching and writing about the history of blacks in the Adirondacks, the typical response was, “What blacks?” For, indeed, Adirondack inhabitants have been and still are […]

Wha de Wata Bring: Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation and Environmental Preservation

Thursday, February 18 | 5:30 p.m. Nott Memorial | Union College | Free and open to the public as part of the Kelly Adirondack Center’s lecture series on Young leaders, diversity and the environment A histo-musical presentation provided by Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet presented on the importance of cultural continuation […]

Color of Climate: The Changing Face of the American Environmental Movement

Tuesday, October 27 | 5:30 p.m. Nott Memorial | Union College Free and open to the public as part of the Kelly Adirondack Center’s lecture series on young leaders, diversity and the environment Dorien Paul Blythers will present From the Sierra Club to Silicon Valley, new and old efforts to diversify have taken center stage […]