Men of Color event Friday, April 21, at college

Published Apr 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

A Men of Color symposium will be offered Friday, April 21 from noon-3 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus, in the Alumni College Center.

The seventh annual symposium is free and open to the public, and is a Diversity and Global View event for MVCC students. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required, the college said.

The event includes lunch, live music by the Greater Highway Deliverance Temple of Utica choir, and a presentation titled “Keeping the Faith in Life’s Hardships” by Bishop Liston Page Jr.

Page is senior pastor of the Highway Church in Paterson, N.J. and is an international evangelist, conference speaker, author, and frequent guest on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and the WORD Network, said MVCC.

Page’s presentation will touch on issues of importance to men of color, especially African-American and Latino men, including how to stay focused during relationship problems, what happens after life doesn’t go as planned, respecting each other’s differences, not giving up when life gets hard, and making education a priority amid many distractions.

To RSVP or for more information, call Patrick Johnson, campus-community civility liaison at MVCC, at (315) 601-6002 or visit online.