Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Black History Month
Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1925, specifically in February to include the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. It was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation's bicentennial by President Gerald R. Ford. Fifty years after the fledgling event, the first Black History Month was held. And Woodson’s organization now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) continues to promote the study of Black history all year. This year's theme is Resistance.
Featured News and Events | February 2023
With the unsettling and tragic violence across the country especially in Memphis and areas in California, please take time to review our campus resources. Please continue to take care of yourself and each other.
Campus Community & Inclusion Space Opening
Join us for the official opening of the new Campus Community & Inclusion Space in the University Center (Room 206) on February 2 at noon. Members of the DEI Committee, Student Services, campus, and community partners will welcome the Seton Hall community to visit the new learning space, which will be used to promote belonging, collegiality, and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff with shared interests in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus and beyond. Light refreshments will be served.
espnW Campus Conversations
Campus Conversations on February 2 at 7 p.m. in Bethany Hall is a forum for discussions that support, educate and inspire female student-athletes during their collegiate careers. At this event, four Seton Hall alumnae panelists will share their experiences as student-athletes and as professionals and help give current Seton Hall student-athletes advice on how to navigate their lives and prepare them for the next step after graduation. Please note that only the panel discussion from 7-8 p.m. is open to the community. The remainder of the programming is by invitation only.
American Heart Month
This year’s American Heart Month is expanding the reach of their “Live to the Beat” campaign, which focuses on encouraging and empowering Black adults ages 35 to 54 to take small steps to reduce their risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Black adults in the United States are among those bearing the highest burden of CVD and the related health consequences, particularly in the United States. Black adults in the United States succumb to heart disease at a rate two times higher than White adults. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging individuals, health care and public health professionals, to help close the disparities gap with these tools and resources.
Seton Hall Events and Resources:
FBI Black History Month Program Road Trip
The Career Center is excited to invite you to join us on a Road Trip to the FBI Black History Month Program on Wednesday, February 15. Hear from Tinesha Cherry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Director of Employee Engagement and Organizational Culture. The event will be held at the FBI Newark Field Office from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn more about careers in criminal justice and government affairs and network with professionals!
The application deadline is Tuesday, February 6, at 12 p.m. Students will be notified by Thursday, February 8. Apply now.
Peer-Assisted Language Support Program
The Global Learning Center (GLC) and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC) within the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of the Peer-Assisted Language Support Program, or "PALS." The PALS program matches LLC students looking for conversation practice in the language(s) they are studying with student volunteers who are native or advanced speakers of those languages. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate, and anyone interested can find more information on the GLC website.
The Center for Faculty Development Diversity Reading Group
February 16, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Join the Diversity Reading Group's discussion of After Whiteness; An Education in Belonging by Willie James Jennings. The book has been described as "a call for Christian intellectuals to exchange isolation for intimacy and embrace their place in the crowd—just like the crowd that followed Jesus and experienced his miracles. It is part memoir, part decolonial analysis, and part poetry—a multimodal discourse that deliberately transgresses boundaries, as Jennings hopes theological education will do, too."
DEI Anti-Racism Training – February 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Join members from the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for an interactive workshop on anti-racism and exploring race, bias, and identity. Develop strategies and learn more about campus resources that can help you become an upstander and ally.
African American Genealogy: The Joy of Discovery, with Barbara Velazquez on Sunday February 5 at 2 p.m. in Durand-Hedden House & Garden. Register Here.
Free Workshop: In Search of Our Ancestors: How to Conduct Effective African American Genealogical Research on Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at Dehart Center on 120 Burnett Avenue with Genealogist Janice Gilyard. Register Here.
- Black History Month
American Heart Month
- February 1: National Freedom Day
- February 4: Rosa Parks Day
- February 5-6: Tu b’shevat
- February 11: International Day of Women & Girls in Science
- February 15: Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
- February 18: Maha Shivratri (Hindi)
- February 20: World Day of Social Justice
- February 21: Mardi Gras
Heritage Month Celebrations
The DEI Committee helps 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org with events, initiatives, and ideas, or fill out our contact us form.
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