Integrations Curriculum

Co-Curricular Events

Approved Race/Ethnicity Co-Curricular Events

Coming Together for the People and Planet Gala
December 2
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Brother Willie's Pub at SJU

This event will be a three-tiered experience. To kick off the event, there will be an "Inclusion in Environmentalism" panel, which will feature local community members and students centering their experiences with environmental and racial justice work. Next, the event will transition into an open space, where there will be tabling from on-campus clubs surrounding the issue of outdoor inclusion. Alongside the tabling, there will also be student artists featured whose work expresses the theme of environmental justice and different artistic perspectives on inclusion and race in the outdoors. This event is meant to help students learn more about pertinent environmental and racial justice issues in our own community and hear from peers about ways to be more inclusive.

Approved Gender Co-Curricular Events

A Conversation about Disability, Awareness, Rights, and Activism with Judy Heumann and Dr. Miro Griffiths
November 29
2:00 p.m. in the Founder's Room (Quad 170) at SJU
We will have three different viewing options for the event – all offered on November 29.

Dr. Griffiths and Judy Heumann will be tuning in via Zoom at 2 PM CT for the conversation. You may attend the live viewing event at 2 PM in the Founder’s Room at SJU or tune in virtually via Zoom. We will also host a viewing of the recording of the event at 6 PM in the Multicultural Center at CSB. We highly encourage listeners to attend the live viewing event at 2 PM in the Founders Room because there will be opportunities for audiences to engage with Judy Heumann and Dr. Griffiths in addition to fellow community members. To view poster for this click here.

Registration Form: https://www.csbsju.edu/forms/E994ED9NID

Zoom Link: https://csbsju.zoom.us/j/94727310922

Speaker Bios:

Judith (Judy) Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and began to use a wheelchair for her mobility. She was denied the right to attend school because she was considered a "fire hazard" at the age of five. Her parents played a strong role in fighting for her rights as a child, but Judy soon determined that she, working in collaboration with other disabled people, had to play an advocacy role due to continuous discrimination. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation advancing the inclusion of disabled people in the US and around the world and fighting to end discrimination against all those with disabilities. She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community.

Dr. Miro Griffiths is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. Miro's research explores disabled people's participation and experience of resistance practices, politics, and activist mobilization. Miro lectures on disability theory, research methods, and policy analysis. He is an adviser on disability policy to the UK Government, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, European Commission, and disabled people's organizations across Europe. Miro identifies as a disabled person.

Identity & Language Panel
December 1
5:30 p.m. in Gorecki 204A (at St Ben's)

Join members of our community for a discussion on the role disability, ableism and intersecting identities play a part in their everyday lives as members of our community. See poster for more details.

Approved Justice Theme Co-Curricular Events

A Conversation about Disability, Awareness, Rights, and Activism with Judy Heumann and Dr. Miro Griffiths
November 29
2:00 p.m. in the Founder's Room (Quad 170) at SJU
We will have three different viewing options for the event – all offered on November 29.

Dr. Griffiths and Judy Heumann will be tuning in via Zoom at 2 PM CT for the conversation. You may attend the live viewing event at 2 PM in the Founder’s Room at SJU or tune in virtually via Zoom. We will also host a viewing of the recording of the event at 6 PM in the Multicultural Center at CSB. We highly encourage listeners to attend the live viewing event at 2 PM in the Founders Room because there will be opportunities for audiences to engage with Judy Heumann and Dr. Griffiths in addition to fellow community members. To view poster for this click here.

Registration Form: https://www.csbsju.edu/forms/E994ED9NID

Zoom Link: https://csbsju.zoom.us/j/94727310922

Speaker Bios:

Judith (Judy) Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and began to use a wheelchair for her mobility. She was denied the right to attend school because she was considered a "fire hazard" at the age of five. Her parents played a strong role in fighting for her rights as a child, but Judy soon determined that she, working in collaboration with other disabled people, had to play an advocacy role due to continuous discrimination. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation advancing the inclusion of disabled people in the US and around the world and fighting to end discrimination against all those with disabilities. She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community.

Dr. Miro Griffiths is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. Miro's research explores disabled people's participation and experience of resistance practices, politics, and activist mobilization. Miro lectures on disability theory, research methods, and policy analysis. He is an adviser on disability policy to the UK Government, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, European Commission, and disabled people's organizations across Europe. Miro identifies as a disabled person.

Identity & Language Panel
December 1
5:30 p.m. in Gorecki 204A (at St Ben's)

Join members of our community for a discussion on the role disability, ableism and intersecting identities play a part in their everyday lives as members of our community. See poster for more details.

Approved Truth Theme Co-Curricular Events

We, Too: Songs and Experiences of Black America
November 13
7:30 p.m. 
Stephen B Humphrey Theatre at St John's

Prof. Anna Ward, soprano and special guest, black baritone Marcus Johnson will perform a concert of songs featuring the music of Black and Brown composers.  Selections span from Classical to Broadway and will include a world premiere of the new work, "Quote of my Mothers" by Walker Johnson.

Due to the egregious events at CSBSJU this week, Marcus Jordan has decided to cancel his visit and 11/13 evening recital. 

Here is Marcus' statement:

To the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University,

My name is Marcus Jordan and I was scheduled to perform with my esteemed colleague, dear friend, and CSBSJU faculty member, Anna Ward on Saturday, November 13th. It was recently brought to my attention that a brilliant Black artist was affronted with hate speech and racist behavior on your campus while leading a virtual workshop. I am appalled that a Black Queen, an invited guest, was subjected to such vile behavior. I cannot and will not tolerate these types of actions from any community. To that end, I am choosing not to perform at your institution at this time.

As a proud Black Queer Man, I do not feel comfortable sharing the intimate brilliance of my culture and personal life experience in such a space. Ms. Ward and I carefully prepared a program that promotes dynamic community and invites the audience to actively listen to the experiences and point of view of Black America. Our concert is truly a celebration of Blackness and Black America's incredible contribution to the classical vocal canon. In order to deliver that narrative with honesty and authenticity, I must feel safe. I do not believe that you can guarantee that at this time. It is clear that steps need to be taken to educate and inform your student body and greater community that racial prejudice is not to be tolerated. Though it is not my responsibility to ensure that this advocacy work is executed, I hope my withdrawal will serve as a dynamic statement against racial bigotry and disgraceful acts of cruelty. 

Marcus A. Jordan

Approved Movement Theme Co-Curricular Events

A Conversation about Disability, Awareness, Rights, and Activism with Judy Heumann and Dr. Miro Griffiths
November 29
2:00 p.m. in the Founder's Room (Quad 170) at SJU
We will have three different viewing options for the event – all offered on November 29.

Dr. Griffiths and Judy Heumann will be tuning in via Zoom at 2 PM CT for the conversation. You may attend the live viewing event at 2 PM in the Founder’s Room at SJU or tune in virtually via Zoom. We will also host a viewing of the recording of the event at 6 PM in the Multicultural Center at CSB. We highly encourage listeners to attend the live viewing event at 2 PM in the Founders Room because there will be opportunities for audiences to engage with Judy Heumann and Dr. Griffiths in addition to fellow community members. To view poster for this click here.

Registration Form: https://www.csbsju.edu/forms/E994ED9NID

Zoom Link: https://csbsju.zoom.us/j/94727310922

Speaker Bios:

Judith (Judy) Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and began to use a wheelchair for her mobility. She was denied the right to attend school because she was considered a "fire hazard" at the age of five. Her parents played a strong role in fighting for her rights as a child, but Judy soon determined that she, working in collaboration with other disabled people, had to play an advocacy role due to continuous discrimination. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation advancing the inclusion of disabled people in the US and around the world and fighting to end discrimination against all those with disabilities. She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community.

Dr. Miro Griffiths is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. Miro's research explores disabled people's participation and experience of resistance practices, politics, and activist mobilization. Miro lectures on disability theory, research methods, and policy analysis. He is an adviser on disability policy to the UK Government, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, European Commission, and disabled people's organizations across Europe. Miro identifies as a disabled person.

Identity & Language Panel
December 1
5:30 p.m. in Gorecki 204A (at St Ben's)

Join members of our community for a discussion on the role disability, ableism and intersecting identities play a part in their everyday lives as members of our community. See poster for more details.