Upcoming 2013 Events
Making Peace: Theory and Practice
A film and discussion event screening of Encounter Point, an 85 minute award winning documentary film by Just Vision on grassroots reconciliation efforts between Palestinians and Israelis, and the second is a panel discussion featuring two conflict resolution practitioners and a theorist.
Date: Wednesday, April 17
Location: Ozanam Lounge
Date: Thursday, April 25
Location: Ozanam Lounge
-Department of Government & Politics, and Pi Sigma Alpha, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
-The Center for Global Development
-The Vincentian Center for Church and Society
For more information, contact email@example.com or VCCS@stjohns.edu X1612A
Social Justice and Education Conference in Goa, India
In Collaboration with St. Xavier's College, Goa the Council for Social Justice and Peace, Archdiocese of Goa, and the Center for Global Development, St. John's University, New York: Today we are facing many crises of sustainable development and educational disparities within and across national boundaries. In order to address these changes in our society social justice values are integrated into all academic disciplines. Come and share your thoughts on education and social justice through paper presentations or panel sessions or just come to listen! Selected papers will be published in a special edition of Veritas et Equitas.
Submit your abstracts for papers and panels by May 15th to:
Dr. Craig Baron, St. John’s University, NY, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Maria Fonseca, St. Xavier’s College, Goa, India, email@example.com
Date: July 22-23, 2013
Location: International Centre in Goa, India
30 Years/30 Lives: Documenting a Pandemic
A photo exhibit documenting the lives of 30 people affected by HIV/AIDS
Common Hour Lecture: Beyond ‘Doing No Harm’: Photographic Ethics in the Age of AIDS with Dr. Kimberly Vrudny
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012
Location: Bent Hall 277A
Opening Reception and Meet the Artist
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012
Location: Yeh Art Gallery, Sun Yat Sen Hall
For more information, contact: Jessica Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 718-390-4357
World Aids Day 2012
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Location: Bent Hall Rm. 101A
World Food Day 2012: Zero Hunger Challenge & Sustainable Food Systems
Speaking out against hunger:
Hunger as a Violation of Human Dignity-Access to Food is a Fundamental Human Right
Dispelling Myths about Hunger
Zero Hunger Challenge and the Crisis of High Food Prices
Strategies for Promoting Global and Local Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems
What can you do to fight hunger?
Promote Fair Trade Practices and Consumption
Opportunities through STJ Campus Ministries
STJ Academic Service-Learning and Community-Based Research Opportunities
Date: Monday, October 15, 2012
Location: D’Angelo Center Rm. 310
For more information, contact Alyssa Monturi, Assistant to Director at Ext: 8052, or Dr. Barrett Brenton, Director, Center for Global Development at Ext: 5662
Trust in Education: Providing Educational, Economic and Health Care Assistance to Villages in Afghanistan
Budd MacKenzie, from Lafayette, California, is the founder of Trust in Education, a non-profit, grassroots organization in Afghanistan. In a country that has endured centuries of war and colonization, MacKenzie seeks to promote the importance of education among its youth. Over the past 7 years, the organization has expanded tremendously. They began by serving 120 Afghan children in one school, to currently serving 1,250 students in 10 different villages. MacKenzie, having recently returned from Afghanistan, will educate and inform his audience about the work of his organization and the current state of affairs in the country known as a “graveyard of empires.” He will discuss the importance of community based work and intercultural dialogue to promote peace and sustainability.
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Location: Rm. 406, D'Angelo Center, St. John's University, Queens Campus
World Food Day 2011: High Food Prices from Crisis to Stability
St. John's University faculty will be presenting on hunger as a violation of human dignity, and access to food as a fundamental human right. They will be dispelling myths about hunger and speaking about the current global crisis of high food prices. The faculty will also assess strategies for promoting food security in New York City. The presenters will discuss fair trade practices and consumption, and potential opportunities for students to take action against hunger with Campus Ministry, Academic Service Learning, and community-based research.
Date: Monday, October 17, 2011
Location: D'Angelo Rm. 206, St. John's University, Queens Campus
I am not for sale: Global and Local Sex Trafficking: Take Action!
Thought slavery was abolished? Actually, there are more slaves today than ever before in history. Three abolitionists share their stories and successes in the movement to end sex trafficking. Come learn how you can affect this modern-day slave business.
Global and Local Sex Trafficking: Take Action!
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Location: St. John’s University, Queens Campus, D’Angelo Center, Room 416B
Melissa Snow, Director, Shared Hope International,
St. John’s M.A. Student in Global Development and Social Justice
Rachel Lloyd, Founder, GEMS & Author “Girls like Us”
Diana Mao, Founder, NOMI Network
Co: sponsored: Vincentian Center for Church & Society, Center for Global Development, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Student Wellness, Kaplan Test Prep, Inc., Campus Activities Board, Campus Life, Sociology & Anthropology Department, Campus Ministry, Center for Psychological Services, Community Relations, AKD Honor Society, AAUW- Manhattan, Sociology Club
*This event is free of charge and accessible to the handicapped. Refreshments will be served.
Kallari Chocolates: A Model of Fair Trade and Sustainability
Join Earth Club and Anthropology Club or a free, gourmet Chocolate Tasting and Discussion on Fair Trade and Sustainability Topics: The event is free to all. Come prepared to learn, discuss, and eat chocolate!
Date: Friday, November 12, 2010
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm
Location: Bent Hall 101A
Face to Face Aids Project
Date: November 10- December 3, 2010
Location: D'Angelo Center: Second Floor Lounge
Wondering what the panels in the DAC are? Curious about what you can do to help the people in the photos?
Come hear Ken Wong, Director of the Face-to-Face AIDS Project, speak at the opening of the PhotoMosaics on November 10 at 12pm in the DAC Second Floor Lounge.
Ken Wong is the Director of the Face-to-Face AIDS Project. He concentrates his efforts on low-cost holistic programs, strengthening food security, basic health care and education, and community leadership to create communities within the established social structure. Ken has more than 13 years of experience in HIV-related issues, and his photograph installations have been exhibited around the country.
At Risk: A Symposium on Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery
St. John’s University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Center for Global Development will be hosting a symposium on human trafficking on October 28 in the D’Angelo Center on the Queens campus. The event, organized by St. John’s graduate students, features a survivor who will share her personal experience as part of the effort to create awareness of the crime of human trafficking and the impact it has throughout the world.
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: D’Angelo Center Room 416, Queens campus
For more information and directions to the event, please call Parvez Mohsin at (718) 990-7476. For media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Reilly Associate Director of Media Relations at St. John’s University, by calling (718) 990-5789, or by e-mail to email@example.com.