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2002-2003 Highlights

In the Photo: Calloway Brooks sings in the Horace Mann Auditorium.
In the Photo: Calloway Brooks sings in the Horace Mann Auditorium

Date: June 6, 2003
Event: The Cab Calloway Orchestra LIVE at TC!

TC welcomed the Cab Calloway Orchestra under the direction of Calloway Brooks (grandson of Cab Calloway) to the Horace Mann auditorium as part of the Harlem Youth Jazz Arts Festival. The event was co-sponsored by the President's Office of Diversity and Community, the American Federation of Musicians Music Performance Trust Fund and the Cab Calloway Harlem Renaissance Center. Calloway Brooks (also known as "The Prince of Hi-De-Ho") gave a multimedia performace of jazz classics, historical background, video clips, and interactive audience participation.

In the Photo: Students volunteer in the annual Columbia Community Outreach
In the Photo: Students volunteer in the annual Columbia Community Outreach

Date: April 5, 2003
Event: Columbia Community Outreach

Columbia Community Outreach seeks to unite the students, alumni, faculty, administrators and staff at Columbia with members of the community. Public schools, neighborhood parks and local organizations are involved in the project planning. Faculty, staff, and student groups are encouraged to assemble "teams" and work together at project sites, such as parks, soup kitchens, and the like. In each of the past two Outreach days, over 1,000 participants volunteered at over 40 sites city-wide, assisting with programs including Habitat for Humanity, United Against Hunger, and the Citywide Harm Reduction Program. They served at homeless shelters, renovated local schools, replanted gardens and cleaned up public parks. Last year, Columbia Community Outreach student organizers raised over $10,000 in sponsorship.

In the photo (from left to right): Lydia Gardner, Rachel Leventhal, Helmsy Gurrier, Adam Bad Wound, Erica Smith,
In the photo (from left to right): Lydia Gardner, Rachel Leventhal, Helmsy Gurrier, Adam Bad Wound, Erica Smith, Kevin Dougherty, Michael Akake, Amy Stuart Wells, Mike Cassleman, James Alford, Nathan Walker, Janice Robinson, Joseph Gilchrist, Urbano Garza, Erica Frankenberg and Kathleen O'Connell.

Date: April 1, 2003
Event: Affirmative Action Rally in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 40 TC students, staff and faculty members took a bus to Washington, D.C., for a rally before the U.S. Supreme Courts to defend affirmative action in college admissions. The event was co-coordinated by the Office of the President, Diversity and Community, and TC students Nathan Walker, Erica Frankenberg, and Professor Kevin Dougherty.

In the photo (from left to right): Ice, Rance and Masse.
In the photo (from left to right): Ice, Rance and Masse

Date: February 3 - 17, 2003
Event: Sgt. Bill Manning Exhibition, The Union: Portraits

This art of the community project was a unique collaboration with Professor Greame Sullivan, the Macy Gallery and the President's Office of Diversity and Community recognizing and celebrating the artistic talents of one of our community members, Bill Manning. The exhibition "Union Portraits" displayed Bill's photography as well as recognized many of the faces that create Community at TC.

In the photo (from left to right): Diversity Fellow Kenneth Kozol and mentor Dr. Bert Konowitz
In the photo (from left to right): Diversity Fellow Kenneth Kozol and mentor Dr. Bert Konowitz

Date: 2003 - 2003 Academic Year
Event: Kenneth Kozol named Diversity Fellow

In the photo (from left to right): Diversity Fellow Leanne Stahnke and mentor Dr. Nancy Lesko
In the photo (from left to right): Diversity Fellow Leanne Stahnke and mentor Dr. Nancy Lesko

Date: 2003 - 2003 Academic Year
Event: Leanne Stahnke named Diversity Fellow

Seen But Not Heard
Seen But Not Heard

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2002; Monday, May 5, 2003
Event: Seen But Not Heard, a film by Calogero Salvo

Seen But Not Heard follows the lives of four Mexican women and their families whose undocumented husbands and partners lost their lives in the tragic events of 9/11. Shot in New York and Mexico, this program traces the personal, social and economic repercussions of this act of terrorism of their lives. From the search and grieving for their loved ones, to their legal status and uncertain future, the program creates an intimate portrayal of human survival. As the story unfolds it becomes more apparent that while these immigrants have come to the U.S. to work in order to provide a better future to their family they are also making a valuable contribution to our society.