How Can We Do Better? Creating a More Just and Inclusive Future. Program 2
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.
All are welcome to attend. This program will be broadcast live on the Queens Memory Facebook Main Page: https://www.facebook.com/queensmemory/
Moderated by Norka Blackman-Richards. Director, Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program, Queens College, CUNY.
Panelists will include the following Queens College community members:
Aysa Gray: Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding at Queens College.
This program is sponsored by the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding [CERRU], Queens Memory COVID-19 Project of Queens College and Queens Public Library, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program, and the Queens College Black Latinx Faculty Staff Association [BLFSA].