Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of America’s most revered advocates for racial justice and social change, the College of Arts and Sciences will once again offer a special one-credit workshop to be held on Monday, January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be offered in-person* with a virtual, livestream option offered through Microsoft Teams.
- In-person seating is limited and requires pre-registration. To save your seat, please register by Wednesday, January 11.
- For those who wish to view the event virtually, a link to join the event will be sent via email upon registration.
The workshop is open to all Seton Hall undergraduates, professionals and alumni as well as the external community. Seton Hall undergraduates who wish to receive the one credit may register for AFAM 3291: MLK Day Symposium via PirateNet under “Spring Semester.”
Cost of attendance is $0; however, registration is required to obtain access to live, virtual event.
National Day of Racial Healing
January 17 is the 7th annual National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH), an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity and take action together to create a more just and equitable world.
- January is Poverty in America Awareness Month
- January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month
- January 15 – World Religion Day
- January 15 – Makar Sankranti: Hindu festival
- January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Newark Public Library will host a Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lecture on Saturday, January 14, 2023 in the James Brown African American Room, 2nd floor at 2 p.m. This year's lecturer is Mr. Kenneth Morris, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. The great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the most photographed person in the 19th century. Mr. Morris will lecture about Frederick Douglass' iconic image and the importance of visual documentation of African-American history and culture. His lecture will tie in with the library’s 2023 Black History Celebration theme which is "The Black Photographer: Our Image in Our Hands."
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.
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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