Jack Bryant, president of the Stamford NAACP, will be among the speakers at a Black History Month daylong celebration at UConn-Stamford on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The free event will consist of an expo beginning at 10:30 a.m., speakers at 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon reception.

“This event is open to more than just the faculty, staff and students of the university,” said organizer Pamela Williams. “All members of the local community are invited to attend.”

In addition to Bryant, attendees will hear remarks from Stamford Police Officer Jerry Junes and keynote speaker Juanella Rozier, former assistant principal of Cloonan Middle School. Also expected to attend are Mayor Michael Pavia, Public Safety, Health and Welfare Director Bobby Valentine, Interim Director of UConn-Stamford Student Services Sharon White, and Student Government Association President Gabby Carpanzo, among others.

“At this educational event we also invite organizations that provide vital services within our community,” said Williams. Those include the Red Cross, Yerwood Center, Stamford Department of Health and Social Services and more than a dozen additional service providers and businesses.

Do you plan to attend the Black History Month celebration?