SJU Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion Events

The ACEI welcomes everyone back to campus for a safe and productive year ahead and hopes that everyone stays well in the days to come.  Please see the following faculty events, we ask that you forward these events to your faculty (full-time/part-time) and encourage attendance.  Attached you will find flyers for two of the events below.

Flyer for How to Be an Anti-Racist Book Group: Book Group Flyer 2 The Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion

Flyer for Picture a Scientist: Picture a Scientist

Faculty Town Hall on Union Anti-racism Responses

On behalf of faculty signatories of the “Faculty Anti-Racism Letter to AAUP and FA Leadership” (June 2020), the Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion (ACEI) invites ALL faculty to a digital town hall to discuss faculty equity and anti-racism priorities. This town hall is intended to be inclusive of adjunct, short-term contract, pre-tenure, and tenured faculty, regardless of rank or programmatic affiliations.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Location: Virtual – The link to this even will be given to all registrants the night before.

1:50-3:15 pm

Register here:

Racial Justice Conversations

Please join us in a series of informative and thoughtful conversations about how, as individuals and a community, we can all push beyond the idea of being racist or not racist and instead reimagine and transform ourselves, our ideals, our policies, and this institution into one that is antiracist. The purpose of these conversations is to empower everyone in the St. John’s community to become agents of change.

Visit the Website to register for these sessions:


Picture a Scientist

See the attached flyer for a full description.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Location: Virtual

2 pm

Please RSVP with your name and St. John’s email address no later than 9/5 to:

Once you have registered you will receive a unique link the day before to access the film.

ACEI Book Club

The Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion Invites you to participate in the Fall 2020 Book Club featuring How to Be An Antiracist by National Book Award Winner and New York Times Best-selling author, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Wednesdays: September 16, September 30, October 14, October 28, November 18, and December 9, 2020. *Please note: Your initial registration will be registering you to attend all book clubs on the dates listed above.*

Location: Virtual

3:25-4:40 pm

Register here:

Last but not least, the ACEI has partnered with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and encourages all faculty to take advantage of this resource. The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. By becoming an institutional member, all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the University have access to the following member resources at no additional cost:

• Weekly Monday Motivator

• Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars

• Monthly Guest Expert Webinars

• Access to Multiweek Courses

• Access to Dissertation Success Curriculum for graduate students

• Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring, problem-solving, and moderated writing challenges

• Monthly accountability buddy matches

• Access to 14-Day Writing Challenges

• Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

To take advantage of this opportunity, you can activate your confidential, personal membership by visiting

We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing and working with you!

About Steve Mentz 1264 Articles
I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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