For "A Celebration of Community in Honor of the Life, Work and Legacy of Dr. Alfred Frederick," SUNY Oswego will celebrate the late esteemed educator in a cultural extravaganza of community from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, in the Marano Campus Center auditorium (room 132). 

A SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Frederick worked in and inspired the Curriculum and Instruction Department for an astounding 38 years, where he emerged as a pioneer in culturally responsive pedagogy. He dedicated his life and work to bringing diverse peoples together so that they could better understand each other. 

Friday's celebration will feature R&B, jazz and gospel singing; African drumming and dancing; poetry readings; personal reflections of Alfred Frederick; and a performance by the Caribbean Student Association Dance Team. In addition, food will be served afterward.

Frederick, who passed away this summer, was a six-time Fulbright scholar who came to SUNY Oswego in 1985 and shared his passion for teaching with the world both far and near. He earned honors within the Oswego community and in Syracuse, as well as in Benin and Brazil for his tremendous impact in those nations. 

The campus community is invited to this free celebration.