Resistance: In Critical Conversation with Dr. Frederick Engram, Jr.
Join us for a night of music and captivating dialogue to kick off Black History Month.
Utica University's Chief Diversity Office Dr. Anthony Baird will facilitate a conversation with Dr. Frederick Engram, Jr. Dr. Engram is a Utica local and an alum of the University's Young Scholars Liberty Partnership program. He now serves as assistant professor in the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science at Michigan State University, with his writings appearing in publications such as Blavity, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and Forbes.
The talk will be bookended with musical performances by saxophonist Craig Beacham and R&B duo Changing Faces.
Beacham has performed in the Super Bowl half-time show with Prince Rogers Nelson (professionally known as Prince) and was a part of the presidential inaugural parade for Barack Obama. He performs nationally and internationally to a wide array of audiences and loves how the "universal language" of music speaks to everyone.
Changing Faces is an R&B duo from Manhattan. Their first two singles, "Stroke You Up" and "Foolin' Around", reached the R&B Top Ten in late 1994. "Stroke You Up"
also reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The pair continued to sell Gold Record albums and had their music featured in the soundtracks of the movies Space Jam and Dr. Doolittle.
This event is free and open to the public.