Columbia’s Residence Halls and Histories of Racism and Enslavement, SAAM, and Other Events and Opportunities, 4/26-5/10

April 26, 2022

Dear Students,

Even as the term concludes, there are a number of important events in the next two weeks. We particularly hope to see you at Libraries’ Columbia Residence Halls and Histories of Racism and Enslavement, Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming with La Bruja, and Say It Loud: Poets, Preachers, and the Politics of Black Faith. Find details and registration info below!

All events listed below are free of charge and open to all students unless otherwise noted.

University Life Events (All events in ET)

Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program Events:

  • Financing and Measuring in Global Health: A Case Study Discussion on Racial and Social Myths in Practice (Virtual). This three-part seminar series will grapple with the racial and social myths that underlie global health education and their practical implications. At each event, DrPH students Joanne Michelle Ocampo and Alejandra Paniagua-Avila will moderate a conversation focused on a practical case study. Final session: April 27, 12:00-1:00 PM. Register here.
  • Genealogies of Revolution and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Sudan (Virtual). In this webinar, participants will hear about the ongoing revolution in Sudan from scholars and artists who are active on the ground in Khartoum. Thursday, April 28, 4:00 PM. Join here - no registration required.
  • Practicing Zora (Virtual). In this roundtable, academics and artists will discuss how Zora Neale Hurston inspires their work and the phenomenon of Black women’s use as the “sliding glass door” that opens up new conditions of possibility. Participants will reflect upon the instrumentalization of Black women to ask: How can we tend to Black women’s memory and legacy with care? Wednesday, May 4, 4:10-6:00 PM. Register here.

University-wide Events and Opportunities

2022 Commencement Opportunities

  • Share Your Columbia Memories. Submit a photo or video of your favorite Columbia memories for a chance to be part of the University’s Commencement celebration!
  • Volunteer for Commencement. The Commencement Office is looking for volunteers to help celebrate the success of Columbia’s graduates! Volunteers will receive a special commencement volunteer t-shirt and hat. Interested? Visit the Commencement Volunteer page for more information or email [email protected].

Visit University Life’s website, Instagram and Facebook for more information and events, and please reach out to [email protected] with any suggestions or questions.

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life
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Ixchel Rosal
Associate Vice President for Student Life
University Life
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