Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
With the unsettling and tragic violence this weekend in California, please take time to review our campus resources. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.
Seton Hall University welcomes Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, the President of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, to address the World Leaders Forum Speaker’s Series on Thursday, January 26. Hosted by the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, the event will take place on the University’s main campus in South Orange beginning at 4 p.m. All are welcome. Kindly RSVP to attend this signature event.
In honor of the 2023 National Day of Racial Healing, please join the University as we host keynote speaker Pastor Willie Francois III on January 27 at 10 a.m. The National Day of Racial Healing, which took place on January 17, is an annual event dedicated to charting a path toward racial equity using relationship-building, truth-telling, healing and solidarity. Hosted annually by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation [WKKF], the National Day of Racial Healing was established in 2017 by over 550 leaders from around the United States who believed collaboration and education was key to tackling racial issues. Called to empower people through transformative preaching, teaching, and organizing, Pastor Francois is the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville. Pastor Francois is the author of Silencing White Noise: Six Practices to Overcome Our Inaction on Race. Please register for this free virtual event.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Friday, January 27. It is a time to honor those who survived, thank those who saved them, and mourn the lives lost.
The 2023 Lunar Fest NJ is returning to Maplewood! We’re welcome to join our neighbors and the South Orange Maplewood Cross-Cultural Works on January 29 at noon at the Woodland in Maplewood, for another fun and jam-packed family celebration. This year, Lunar Fest NJ will celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, symbolizing luck, mercy, elegance and beauty.
Please join us on February 2, 2023 at noon as we officially open our Campus Inclusion & Community Space on the second floor of the University Center. The learning space will be used to promote belonging, collegiality, and collaboration among students, faculty and staff with shared interests in advancing diversity, equity & inclusion on campus and beyond.
Would you like to experience more meaning, peace of mind, and beauty in life? Would you like to make space to nurture your spiritual side, whatever that means to you? Join fellow SHU students and faculty guides for monthly gatherings this semester as part of the new Living Well Community. We will share music, enjoy nature, learn to live in the moment, share food and conversation, and explore other ways of living the good life together. Open to first-year and sophomore students. Spaces are limited, so sign up now.
- January 25: Let’s Talk Day (Canada Mental Health)
- January 26: Republic Day of India coinciding with India’s 1930 declaration of independence
- January 26: Vasant Panchami the Hindu festival that highlights the coming of spring
- January 26: International Customs Day
January 27: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of the Holocaust: a United Nations holiday that remembers the approximately 6 million Jews murdered during World War II
Coming soon - Black History Month and American Heart Month
Our partners at EAB have developed a robust resource center that brings together a vast library of best practice DEIJ research, tools, and insights dedicated to "helping college and university leaders cultivate diversity, foster inclusion, promote equity, and fight for justice for their students, faculty, staff, and communities." All Seton Hall community members have access to this free resource. To sign up for a free account, use your SHU email address at eab.com.
We welcome your ideas for programming, initiatives, and more! Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The DEI Committee is responsible for helping to cultivate and nurture a trusting and collaborative University community that educates and empowers all its members to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice on campus and in the wider world. Please fill out this form if you are interested in sharing events, initiatives, ideas, or looking to get involved.
Jonathan Farina, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Assessment and Professor of English
Monica Burnette, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Services
Co-chairs, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
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