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We believe that Black Lives Matter and invite the campus community to events below honoring Black History Month. Various departments, offices, and student organizations are providing us with great opportunities to learn, explore, and challenge ourselves.   If your department or student organization is planning an event honoring Black History Month or Pluralism & Diversity please let us know by emailing Jeremiah.Jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu   Please join us at the events below and stay tuned for more!
The CSI Legal Studies Institute Presents Randall Kennedy Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School   “Freedom of Expression and the Race Question”   Thursday, February 10, 2022 7:15 PM Zoom – CC CLUE   REGISTER HERE   Co-sponsors: The Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Office of Student Life – Pluralism & Diversity; the CSI Program in African and African Diaspora Studies. 

No Force in Nature is Lost: Black Club Women and the Production of Religious Thought Friday, February 18, 2022 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Online – CC CLUE   A talk and discussion with Joseph Williams, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of History at the College of Staten Island.   During the Progressive Era, Black club women frequently convened across the country to discuss the divine, the afterlife, and other abstract ideas. This talk explores the subversive and pluralistic dynamics of their religious thought. As religious thinkers, Black women challenged the racial and gendered status quo and forged a unique intelligentsia in the Black community.   For more information, please contact Joseph.Frusci@csi.cuny.edu This event is part of the Spring 2022 History Department Lecture Series.   REGISTER HERE  

Examining the Black Experience on Campus through Digitized Student Publications Thursday, February 24, 2022 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Online – CC CLUE   In celebration of Black History Month this year, the CSI Black Student Union and the Archives and Special Collections invite you to a discussion on the Black Experience on Campus. Through a glimpse of this collection of student newspapers digitized by the Archives and Special Collections, we will discuss some of the issues gleaned from these newspapers and reflect on the current racial tension in the United States today.   REGISTER HERE    

  NYC Parks: Black History Month: Audre Lorde Sunday, February 20, 2022 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with the Urban Park Rangers. Join us on the Audre Lorde Walk at Silver Lake Park as we honor the famous poet and draw inspiration from our surroundings as we practice creating our own poetry. Location Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road in Silver Lake Park Staten Island Directions to this location Cost: Free  Contact Number: (718) 967-3542   Go Here For More Information    

Sandy Ground Historical Society As the oldest continuously inhabited free Black settlement in the United States

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“The Sandy Ground community has been included in the State & National Registers of Historic Places. The Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum is a Program Site for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom… We conduct ongoing research and preserve the history of the Sandy Ground community and African American history.”   1538 Woodrow Rd, Staten Island, NY 10309 929-314-4395 Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday: 1 – 4 p.m   Visit their Website    

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library  

Celebrate February and Black History Month   Commemorate Black History Month with New-York Historical and our new exhibitions! Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’ America and Black Dolls both open this month and offer fascinating windows into U.S. history and the experience of Black Americans.

Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’ America (opens Feb. 11 and is ongoing) features artifacts, images, and a theatrical design that bring Douglass’ indelible speech, “Our Composite Nation,” to life and explores his vision of freedom, citizenship, and equal rights that remains urgently relevant.

Black Dolls (Feb. 25–June 5) explores handmade cloth dolls made primarily by Black women between 1850-1940 through the lens of race, gender, and history. Drawing from the collections of Deborah Neff and New-York Historical, the exhibition features over 100 dolls and dozens of historical photographs of white and Black children with their toys and caregivers.   For More Information Go Here    

If your department or student organization is planning an event that celebrates or explores pluralism & diversity please reach out and let me know. ————- Jeremiah Jurkiewicz (He/Him/His) LGBTQ Resource Center/Pluralism & Diversity Coordinator Office of Student Life, College of Staten Island Jeremiah.Jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu 1C-226
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