SJU LGBTQ+ Ctr Event: Dr. Dennis Tyler 2/24

Please join us for The LGBTQ+ Center at St. John’s University’s first event of the academic year on Thursday, February 24, from 1:50 to 3:15 p.m. in the Inclusivity Resource Center Resource Room in Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall. Dennis Tyler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Fordham University, will discuss his newly published book, Disabilities of the Color Line: Redressing Antiblackness from Slavery to the Present (NYU Press, 2022).

The LGBTQ+ Center, located in the D’Angelo Center, Rooms 124 A and B, is a University-wide resource and research hub for students, faculty, and employees. Its purpose is to organize, coordinate, and innovate LGBTQIA+ (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic/agender, allies, and more) issues in the St. John’s University ecosystem to create and sustain an open and welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and employees.

The center is codirected by Candice D. Roberts, Ph.D. (they/them), Associate Professor, Division of Mass CommunicationThe Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies, and Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Ph.D. (they/them), Associate Professor, Black Studies, Department of EnglishSt. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Affiliate Faculty, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.

This event is cosponsored with the Office of Multicultural Affairs as part of Black History Month. Seating is limited, so please email Dr. Smalls at to RSVP if you plan to attend Dr. Tyler’s discussion in person. See the flyer for information on virtual attendance.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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