Virtual Library Programs on Activism and Justice

Our How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future series has brought students, faculty, alumni, and other community members together for thoughtful, thought-provoking conversation on Black Lives Matter, student activism, educational equity, and related topics. We are so proud of our student panelists, and thank everyone who has contributed to these events! Mark your calendars–the final event of the fall will be on Tuesday, November 17.

Please click on the links below to watch recordings of our events.

Fighting for the Future: Political Engagement and Student Leadership

With the recent Black Lives Matter Movement, students on both a local and national scale are organizing and taking part in multiple struggles for racial, social, and economic justice. With students hopeful for a more diverse and equitable future, programs like Queens College SEEK and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU) are fostering collaboration and leadership skills among students of color, with several recent SEEK graduates embarking on successful political careers. As we look to the new generation of students for tomorrow's future, Queens Memory and Queens College Library invites student leaders, administrators, and community organizers to discuss everyday activism and leadership potential in all students, how colleges can better support students in these endeavors, the value of fostering Black leadership, and opportunities for political action and engagement post-college.This program is the second panel in our 3-part series, titled “How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future."This program is sponsored by the Queens Memory COVID-19 Project of Queens College and Queens Public Library, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, Queens College Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association [BLFSA], and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding [CERRU].

Posted by Queens Memory on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

 

Black Lives Matter & Anti-Racism in Public Higher Education

With the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery , the movement for Black lives and against racist policing has taken off in the United States and around the world. Rightfully so, our country is reckoning with its long history of systemic racism and white supremacy. Join the Queens Memory Project for an online discussion with scholars and members of the Queens College community about the historical context of racism in the United States and in the educational system, and what we can do now to create positive change for current and future generations.This program is the first panel in our 3-part series, titled “How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future."This program is sponsored by the Queens Memory COVID-19 Project of Queens College and Queens Public Library, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, Queens College Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association [BLFSA], and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding [CERRU].

Posted by Queens Memory on Tuesday, September 22, 2020