February 07, 2011
St. John’s University has announced its schedule for the 2011
Black Heritage Celebration, held each year in February in honor of
Black History Month. Sponsored in part by the Department of Student
Life – Multicultural Affairs, and coordinated by numerous student
organizations, the celebration consists of panel discussions,
community service projects, lectures and entertainment.
This year’s Queen Campus celebration is highlighted by guest
lecturers Andrew Jenks and Carolyn Peck. Known for his hit MTV
show, "World of Jenks", award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks will
challenge students to broaden their horizons and knock down
conventional stereotypes. Jenks will speak about his own
experiences and perceptions and draw upon clips from his television
show. The lecture will take place on Monday, February 7 at 6:30
p.m. in Carnesecca Arena.
St. John’s students will also get to hear from award-winning
athlete, coach and ESPN analyst, Carolyn Peck. Her success in
athletics has won her numerous awards which include Tennessee’s
Miss Basketball in 1987, the inaugural Trailblazer of the Game
Award and an induction into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of
Fame. Peck’s poise, character, style and grace make her a great
role model for young women of all races, colors and nationalities.
She will be visiting the Queens campus on Tuesday, February
8th at 6:00 p.m. in Bent Hall.
The Black Heritage Celebration will end with the annual Black
and White Ball on Saturday, February 26th at 8:00 p.m. in the
D’Angelo Center Ballroom. This event commemorates and honors all
administrators, students and organizations, whose hard work and
dedication made Black Heritage Month possible.
The Staten Island campus will be hosting the "Praise and Benefit
Concert for Haiti," on February 11 at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center
Gymnasium. All are welcome to come and listen to singers, groups
and choirs from the Tri-State area uplift and praise the Lord. On
February 22, the Staten Island campus will host the Annual Martin
Luther King Dinner which celebrates African American history and
their contributions to America and to the world. This event, which
features an address focused on the power of education, empowering,
generations of success and what the students can do to continue to
foster a community of education, diversity and inclusion.
For a complete list of events on the Queens campus, please
For a complete list of events on the Staten Island campus, please
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