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.
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
Friday, February 19; 6:30–8 p.m. EST
Saturday, February 20; 2–2:30 p.m. EST
Saturday, February 20; 2:30–4 p.m. EST
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.
Thursday, February 18; 5–7 p.m. EST
Organized by Multicultural Affairs and the Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion
Monday, February 22; 1:50–3 p.m. EST
Organized by the Department of History and the Africana Studies programRegister
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].
Thursday, February 25; 1:50–3:15 p.m. EST
Organized by Campus Ministry’s Interfaith Council and the Racial Justice Conversations CommitteeRegister
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].
Thursday, February 25; 3:30–4:30 p.m. EST
Organized by Campus Ministry’s Interfaith CouncilRegister
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.
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.
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.