February 2021 Events

This month the St. John’s University community celebrates Black History Month (BHM), Lunar New Year, and Project AIM’s 20th anniversary. In recognition of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs is highlighting events under the unifying, multicampus theme,“Black Is...”. The use of the ellipsis spotlights what is beneath and what is surfaced, what is told and often unheard, what is familiar yet foreign, what is historic yet modern-day—that Black is not a monolith.   

Virtual Events

In order to obtain a virtual event invitation link to any of these events, you must register using the registration link for each event. This will provide a confirmation email, including virtual log-in information. 


Friday, February 19; 5:30–6 p.m. EST

Social Hour with Interactive Games

Friday, February 19; 6:30–8 p.m. EST

Then and Now Visual Presentation

Saturday, February 20; 2–2:30 p.m. EST

Focused Career Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 20; 2:30–4 p.m. EST

Live DJ-Led Dance Party

Saturday, February 20; 6–7:30 p.m. EST
Organized by Multicultural Affairs, Campus Activities, and Campus Ministry

Under the unifying theme, “Remember, Reconnect, Reunite,” join us as Project AIM celebrates 20 years of international student success and support. 

The Campus Color Line Lecture by Author Eddie R. Cole, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 18; 5–7 p.m. EST
Organized by Multicultural Affairs and the Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion

#SaidHerName: The Latasha Harlins Story

Monday, February 22; 1:50–3 p.m. EST
Organized by the Department of History and the Africana Studies program

The Department of History and the Africana Studies program are excited to host a talk by  Brenda E. Stevenson, Ph.D., a world-renowned scholar of African American history at UCLA. For questions, contact Jessica L. Harris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History, at [email protected] or Philip Misevich, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History, at [email protected].

An Interfaith Response to Oppression

Thursday, February 25; 1:50–3:15 p.m. EST
Organized by Campus Ministry’s Interfaith Council and the Racial Justice Conversations Committee

Guest speaker Eboo Patel, D.Phil., Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, works to make interfaith cooperation a norm in America. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, civic engagement, and the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation. For more information, contact Dennis Gallagher, Director of Liturgy and Faith Formation, Campus Ministry, at [email protected]


Interfaith Antiracist Working Group Led by Dr. Eboo Patel

Thursday, February 25; 3:30–4:30 p.m. EST
Organized by Campus Ministry’s Interfaith Council

This working group has limited seating capacity. Individuals who are interested in helping the Interfaith Council develop a path of antiracist action should indicate it in the registration link for the Common Hour event. This meeting is the council’s first of many working group meetings.

Racism in Health Care

Thursday, February 25; 6–7:30 p.m. EST
Organized by STARS and APhA-ASP

Vibhuti Arya, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Health Professions, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., A.A.C.C., Associate Clinical Professor, in collaboration with Students that Achieve, Rise, and Succeed (STARS) and the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), will discuss racial disparities across health care, including heart health, policy, and public health.

Mass for Black Heritage Month

Sunday, February 28; 5:30 p.m. EST
St. Thomas More Church
Organized by Campus Ministry

Guest celebrant and St. John’s alumnus Rev. Michael Ngoka, C.M.,’01G, offers this year’s remarks. Join us for our annual Mass in celebration and honor of Black heritage in the Catholic faith. 

For more information on Black History Month, Lunar New Year, Project AIM, or any of our peer spotlighted events, please visit www.stjohns.edu/oma or contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at [email protected]; 718-990-2515 during campus business hours.