SGA Film Series
All movies will be shown at 5 p.m. in the McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry
Monday, February 12
“Remember The Titans”
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Monday, March 19
“Iron Jawed Angels”
Defiant young activists take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.
IDEAL = Inclusion, Diginity, Equity, Action and Love
Our IDEAL planning committee campaign’s sub theme for this semester is “MLK50: We Win with Love.” This semester, a variety of programs will be offered that challenge students, staff, faculty, and other members of the SBU community to ask themselves what ways we can come together as a community, especially when we have so much to divide us.
Thursday, February 15
Back History Month Keynote Speaker Dr. Jodi Merriday, Ph.D.
8 p.m., Reilly Center Cafe
Dr. Merriday is a social justice ambassador, multicultural/diversity trainer and premier Black History and Women’s History Month speaker who has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education. She is a highly skilled facilitator who has the capacity to unpack difference, increase cultural literacy and bridge understanding of racism, sexism, classism, and heterosexism/homophobia using social justice, diplomacy, hip hop/rap and popular culture as a lens.
Thursday, April 5
Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs Featured Speaker Danica Roem, ’06
7 p.m., Dresser Auditorium
Monday, April 9
School of Education Forum Keynote Speaker Dr. Kriner Cash, Ed.D.
Time and location TBD
Dr. Cash, superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools, will deliver an address about education in spite of poverty.
Dr. John Esposito, one of the most prominent American scholars of Islamic studies, political Islam and Islamophobia, will speak at St. Bonaventure University on Oct. 5.
Esposito, who was instrumental in the founding of SBU’s Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, will present a program on “Islam in America & Geo-politics” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room in Doyle Hall.
In addition to founding the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, Esposito directs the Bridge Initiative at Georgetown, which documents, analyzes and maps American attitudes toward Muslims and Islam. Esposito is a professor of religion and international affairs and of Islamic studies at Georgetown. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments, corporations, universities, and the media worldwide. More than 45 books and 100 articles of his have been translated into 35 languages.
“I am thrilled that Dr. Esposito is coming to Bonaventure,” said Fr. Michael Calabria, O.F.M., director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure. “For decades now, he has been at the forefront of Islamic studies and Muslim-Christian relations in the United States and around the world. His knowledge and experience are especially valuable in today’s political discussions. I’m proud to know him as an expert in the field, as a mentor and personal friend.”
Esposito’s visit is hosted by St. Bonaventure’s Center for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) and Diversity Action Committee and is made possible by the contributions of Dr. Adil and Mrs. Jehan Al-Humadi and the Islamic Society of the Southern Tier.
For more information about the CAIS, visit www.sbu.edu/CAIS.
#MeToo: A Civil Discourse
Tuesday, March 20
4 p.m., Walsh Auditorium
SPEAKER: Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of Graduate Studies
Explore the movement that has significantly changed dialogue around sexual harassment and sexual assault.
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