St. Lawrence to Host Third Diversity & Inclusion Week Feb. 27 - March 7 | St. Lawrence University Diversity and Inclusion

St. Lawrence to Host Third Diversity & Inclusion Week Feb. 27 - March 7

St. Lawrence University’s Diversity Committee is excited to celebrate our third Diversity & Inclusion week. This spring our theme for the week will be Diversity & Inclusion: Conversation, Contemplation, Celebration. The Week will take place from March 1-7, 2021. All programs are virtual. The login credentials will be available via your St. Lawrence email or Presence https://stlawu.presence.io/. A few events are still pending zoom links, which will be posted on Presence.

Our programs and events will:

  • Foster conversations
  • Encourage individual contemplation and reflection on identity
  • Encourage celebration across many aspects of intersectionality and diversity 

You can also look forward to a daily “Diversity and inclusion snippet” from Dr. Kimberly Flint-Hamilton.

If you have any questions about the programs, please reach out to John Robert O'Connor joconnor@stlawu.edu.

List of Events

All events are taking place on Zoom unless otherwise noted. You can check your St. Lawrence University e-mail or Presence for the login credentials. Description of events can be found here and on Presence .

Saturday, February 27

7 p.m.: Men In Color Presents: Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement - Lecture + Trivia + Performance By Galen Abdur-Razzaq World Renowned Flautist/Lecturer

Sunday, February 28

3 p.m.: Keep it Hush – Signing Tea Time with Club of American Sign Language

Monday, March 1

9 a.m.: Racism 101: A Video Series via @sluhouse Instagram Page

9 a.m.: Photo Campaign to Raise Awarences about the rise in Anti-Asian Racism since COVID via ASIA Instagram page

Tuesday, March 2

12 p.m.: Crafts sale by Literacy for Nepal, Sullivan Student Center 

5.15 p.m.: Asian Studies Program Lecture: “Beloved Technologies: Traumas and Loves in a Cambodian Minefield” by Dr. Darcie D'Angelo

6 p.m.: From SLU to the White House: Making an Impact on Immigration Policy

Registration required via Handshake

7 p.m.: Queer Trivia Night Hosted by Spectrum

8 p.m.: "Mental Health Stigmas in Misrepresented Groups: Let's Talk About It!" Co-sponsored by BSU, I-House, La Sociedad and the Wellness Community Based Learning course

Wednesday, March 3

12: 30 p.m: Lunch & Learn: Allyship & LGBTQIA+ Identity hosted by Ashlee Downing-Duke & John Robert O’Connor

Thursday, March 4

12 p.m. : Lunch and Learn: Kiss My Fat Ass: Taming the Unruly Body hosted by Dr. Jessica Sierk & Dr. Jen Thomas

12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Learn: Fellowship Bring Your Own Luncheons for BIPOC fac/staff

6 p.m.: Meet Native American Student Alliance (NASA)

Friday, March 5

12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Learn: Building Bridges to Belonging at St. Lawrence – with Dr. Jeffrey Frank and Grace Harkins

2 p.m.: Radical Self-Care Series: Plant-Based Food Revolution with Veggie Mijas

2 p.m.: Crafts sale by Literacy for Nepal, Sullivan Student Center 

4:30 p.m.: Music, Tea and Traditions: Celebrating Identity Through Music by I-House

6 p.m.: Informational Session for Black Laurentian Initiative Fun for Racial Justice and Equity

7 p.m.: Discussion about the film BlackKkKlansman - co-sponsored by Jewish Student Union and Black Student Union. Before the discussion, watch the Movie online.

Sunday, March 7

4 p.m.: Come on in the Room with Rev. Shaun / SLU Gospel Service on Facebook Live

5 p.m.: Let’s talk Spirituality – an Interfaith Conversation with the Chaplain's Office

7 p.m.: St. Lawrence University Bible Study Club

Additional Events Happening Throughout the Week:

Student Center Art Exhibition

Title: All Are Welcome Here: Strength and Beauty in Black and Brown

Description: All Are Welcome Here: Strength and Beauty in Black and Brown is an exhibit of paintings, drawings, and photographs highlighting work of St. Lawrence University students and recent alumnae. The artists in the show all voiced a desire to represent themselves, their peers, and other BIPOC figures of importance in ways that highlight the beauty, joy, strength, and love within BIPOC communities, both at SLU and beyond. The exhibition title draws from the teachings of the late Rev. Kathleen Buckley, University Chaplain from 2001 to 2020.

Global Scholars Multilingual Map

Description: We encourage all multilingual identifying students to submit an entry for the map. It can be viewed here: https://www.stlawu.edu/scholar/global-student-scholars/map. If you click on a photo, you will see the narratives in two languages.

Language & Cultural Exchange Program

The Language and Cultural Exchange Program has groups that meet every week to practice language and share cultural information. We are currently practicing seven different languages. People can read more and prepare to sign up for Fall 2021 at this link: https://www.stlawu.edu/modern-languages/st-lawrence-university-language-and-cultural-exchange