Black History Month 2018 - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System


Black History Month 2018

January 25, 2018

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Contact:   Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer

Phone:      (716) 862-8753 

Cell:         (716) 512-9338



VA Western New York Healthcare System Celebrates Black History Month


VA Western New York Healthcare System proudly joins the Nation in celebrating Black History Month in February with two special events scheduled in Freedom Hall, Room 301at VA Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo, 3495 Bailey Avenue.

Vendor’s Day will take place Friday, February 9, from 10am-2pm. Cultural wares, baked goods, desserts, and retail items will be on sale. The feature event will be on Friday, February 23, at noon, Mr. Kevin Douglass Greene, great, great grandson of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and Mr. Eugene “Tree” Hairston, will address our veterans, patients, and employees. Both men, veterans and VA Employees, will offer their special reflections and honor this year’s Black History Month theme “African Americans in Times of War.” Additionally, there will be singing and dancing provided by Buffalo’s African American Cultural Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Both Black History Month events are open to the public and all events will take place in Freedom Hall, Room 301. These celebrations at VA Western New York Healthcare System are EEO sponsored events; for special accommodations, please call Ms. Karen Lott at 862-8793.  

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