Join us this month for virtual activities

Zuzu Acrobats


Tuesday, February 2nd & Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm each night

Link for live stream of Feb 2 Show

Link for live stream of Feb 3 Show





Q & A Links for after each show (each performance is approximately 45 minutes)

Feb 2 Show 

Meeting ID: 865 0311 8392
Passcode: zuzu

Feb 3 Show

Meeting ID: 899 6964 0521
Passcode: zuzu

Matrix Entertainment Presents 60 in 60 a Virtual Trivia Gameshow

African American History Trivia

Monday, February 8th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

60 in 60 Virtual Gameshow (60 questions in 60 minutes)

  • What? Test your African American History knowledge through a variety of trivia questions all while trying to beat fellow colleagues and win a prize.  Prizes awarded will total $240! 

Top 3 students will qualify for the National Championship game in April!

Click here to learn more about the National Competition


2-Part Introduction to Social Justice Training for students

Hosted by Deja Scott (bio below)

Tuesday, February 16th2pm - 3:15pm &Thursday, February 18th, 2pm-3:15pm

Introduction to Social Justice Training (Day 1)

Stepping into Social Justice Training (Day 2)

Code (if required): 2WmHig




Deja Scott is a passionate, diligent and devoted Social Justice and Safe Zone educator, facilitator and consultant. You will find her actively discussing or lecturing on matters of race, gender and sexuality, diversity and cultural representation or among that of other social concepts. She is driven by freedom, equality and equity; working intentionally to spread awareness of systems of oppression, racism and other variables of injustice which continue to obstruct freedom from marginalized communities. She honors both truth and justice through actively speaking her own, and by justly uplifting and bringing awareness to the truth of other voices and identities. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Temple University and is currently earning her Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. She also resides in New York, teaching Social Justice to elementary students at Hyde Leadership Charter School in the inner city Bronx. Through teaching, she communicates and emphasizes three main goals for her students; for them to continuously discover their own truth as individuals, to seek the truth within the world in which they live, and to chase with prejudice, the world that they desire and deserve.  

Introduction to Social Justice with Deja Scott (part one) Video

Panel for Peace & Solidarity II: Moving America Forward

Monday, February 22nd,1:30pm - 3:30pm

Confirmed Panelists(may add 1 or 2 more):

  • Dr. William T. Brown:  Chief Executive Officer, Gateway Community College
  • Dr. Ann-Marie Jones:  Program Coordinator,Nuclear Medicine Technology, Gateway Community College
  • Deja Scott:  Social Justice and Safe Zone Educator, Facilitator, Consultant Social Justice Teacher, Hyde Leadership Charter School, Bronx, NY
  • Dr. Colena Sesanker:  Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Gateway Community College Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents for Higher Education
  • Dr. Jane Gates - Interim President, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  • Dr. Dwayne Smith - Chief Executive Officer, Housatonic Community College


Join by video

Join by phone:

1-650-479-3208 Call-in number (US/Canada)

Access code:120 545 0934

African American Contributions/Inventions to America and the World

Hosted by Probate Judge/Gateway CC Adjunct Faculty Member Clifton Graves

Wednesday, February 24th, 11am-12:30pm

Join by video

Join by phone:  1-650-479-3208 Call-in number (US/Canada)

                           Access code:120 431 3829


African American Contributions/Inventions Video

GCC Black History Month Closing Ceremony

Friday, February 26th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Join by video

Join by phone:  1-650-479-3208 Call-in number (US/Canada)

                      Access code:120 661 0769



SCOT X. ESDAILE                      

President, Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches

NAACP National Board Member

Chairman, State of Connecticut Boxing Commission


Scot X. Esdaile was born and raised in New Haven, CT. At an early age he developed a passion for public affairs and politics.  He worked on several national campaigns as a young activist for prominent change agents such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Doug Wilder, former Governor of Virginia, and former Mayor John Daniels. In 1992, Mr. Esdaile founded Elm City Nation, an at-risk youth organization geared towards community development and the goal of eradicating gang violence.  The organization grew to exceed 1000 youth members and was recognized nationally and featured on MTV, Montel Williams, BET, and the Sally Jesse Raphael Show.

Mr. Esdaile has proudly served as Commissioner of the New Haven Coliseum, President of the Freddy Fixer Parade, and the Chairman of the Black Expo. Currently serving as the President of the CT State Conference of NAACP Branches and National Board member of the NAACP, he chairs the National Criminal Justice Committee. In August of 2016 Mr. Esdaile was appointed the 1st African American Chairman of the Connecticut Boxing Commission. He is committed to empowering youth to become future leaders and believes that early intervention and prevention programs are the key to stabilizing our younger generations to come. 

Mr. Esdaile has demonstrated unwavering commitment to social justice through his work with the NAACP.  He served as the President of the Greater New Haven NAACP Branch for 7 years, and in 2004, was elected President of the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches; at that time he was the youngest State President in the country. He has expanded its programming on a statewide and regional level that brings merit to the objectives of the organization. Some noted recent accomplishments include the “Great Debate”, an event exceeding 8,000 students in attendance from the tri-state area, and a national tour highlighting the art of debate on relevant social issues between an HBCU and an Ivy League Debate Team to middle and high school students; implementing the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut Reception paying tribute to contributions of African Americans in statewide leadership positions; and the CT NAACP Harmony Classic football game featuring a local College or University and an HBCU featuring the HBCU Marching Band. In 2017 with community partners and statewide residents he launched the “Nothing About Us Without Us “ Campaign supporting criminal justice reform and has hosted statewide events, a policy reform summit and a March in Hartford CT in June of 2017.  He very recently has begun to work with large corporations and small businesses in the National NAACP Initiative, ONE MILLION Jobs campaign, an initiative geared toward removing the barriers to employment. CT is taking the lead in this pilot program under his leadership.

Mr. Esdaile has also been an integral lightening rod for legislation in the areas of health care, criminal justice and political action.  He very recently filed suit against the State of CT for prison gerrymandering, noted as the first statewide challenge of this system in the Nation, a system that counts disenfranchised prisoners where they are confined instead of at their home address thereby inflating the voices of rural, white residents and diluting votes in Communities of Color. In 2015 he fought alongside the ACLU and others supporting two criminal justice laws that passed including the Taser law. He was instrumental in getting a bill passed in 2008, to establish a 29 member Minority Health Advisory Council to eliminate disparities in health status among the state’s multicultural, multilingual and multiethnic communities, abolishing the Death Penalty and Education Reform.  In addition, he has championed against racial bias in state government, the inadequate funding of education in urban areas, the appointment of people of color and women to State & Federal Judgeships and racial reform in the criminal justice system. He is the Host of a radio talk show on HOT 93.7 “Time 4 Some Action” Sunday mornings at 6:30am.

He is a graduate of Hamden High School. He attended Virginia State University from 1983-1987, Public Administration.  Mr. Esdaile resides in Hamden, Connecticut with his wife Adrien, and three children. He has received numerous awards and tributes for his many years of public, community, and civil rights service and is the recipient of the Kelly Miller Alexander, Sr. “the National State Conference President of the Year Award”.


CSCU SGAs Sponsored Black History Month Event

Blackballed: The Black + White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses w/ Mr. Lawrence Ross

Wednesday, February 10th at 2pm

Join the WebEx Event

Join Manchester Community College Student Government Association, Asnuntuck Community College SGA, Capital Community College SGA, Eastern Connecticut State University SGA, and Naugatuck Valley Community College SGA for an afternoon with bestselling author, lecturer, writer, filmmaker, and social media and consumer trends expert Mr. Lawrence Ross! Mr. Ross will be presenting material from his book “Blackballed: The Black + White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses” and answering questions immediately following the presentation.

This event is open ONLY to students, faculty, and staff of the CSCU System and requires logging in using your CSCU net credentials to gain access. Calendar invite attached, and WebEx information below. Information on Mr. Ross and his work can be found here: