Canisius College presents a Black history event on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 9:30 am in Zion Dominion Global Ministries, 895 North Forest Road in Amherst. The program, sponsored by the college’s Academic Talent Search (ATS) Program, is free and open to the public.
Daniel Croix, director, writer, producer and actor in film, television and theatre, co-star of Tyler Perry’s “The Oval” and next seen on Apple's "Manhunt" on Black Entertainment Television (BET), will give the keynote address entitled “The Secret to Unleashing Inner Greatness.” As an advocate of environmental justice, Croix promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle and participates in boots-on-the-ground rain forest preservation. He serves on the advisory board of Ujima Company Inc., a multi-ethnic theatre company dedicated to preserving and uplifting the traditions of African American storytelling.
From Buffalo, Croix attended the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. He holds a BFA in acting from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts.
Throughout the day, ATS will host workshops and informational stations set up from various community organizations. Topics will include educational and career opportunities, financial literacy and mental health.
For more information, contact the Academic Talent Search Program at Canisius College at (716) 888-3280.
The Academic Talent Search Program of Canisius College is one of five federally funded Trio programs established under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. ATS serves approximately 600 youths recruited from area schools and community service organizations. The program provides educational, social and career support services, as well as co-curricular and cultural enrichment experiences. The Canisius College ATS program is proud to host inspirational role models who bring inspiring messages to the young people of Buffalo and encourage them to pursue their own dreams and goals.
One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders – intelligent, caring, faithful individuals – able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.