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The Office of Intercultural Leadership is proud to present its programmatic calendar for Black History Month 2021 with the theme “When the Glory Comes.”

The active participation of students, faculty, staff, and administrators is vital to our College community living out our values of caring for the dear neighbor. When we show up that is when the glory comes, and we live in an inclusive community.

“Our campus and the Saint Rose community need the experience and wisdom of elders and the creativity and energy of young adults to build an inclusive community,” said Yolanda Caldwell, the College’s chief diversity officer. “When diverse views and life experiences are appreciated and inclusion is normalized, we will experience the glory that has been sought by generations of activists, freedom fighters, and American citizens.”

The College’s programming will present diverse voices that will be engaging, thought-provoking, and celebratory.


Daily Mindful Meditation Minutes with facilitated sessions, provide an opportunity to rebalance your mental state in the middle of your day. Join us every weekday from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 950 7082 0893 Passcode: 399471). We are grateful to have five facilitators from the Saint Rose community, one alum, and four administrators and staff. Each person will host a day of the week.

Wednesday, February 10, 5 p.m. (Meeting Id: 97078118518 Passcode: WTGC)

Dr. Alfredo Medina, Jr., a proven thought and strategic leader in the higher education sector, will host a conversation: Centering and Embracing African Heritage in the Latinx Community. Dr. Medina has been recognized for spearheading numerous coalition-building initiatives with public and private institutions, strengthening higher education access, building partnerships, and his contributions to the Latinx community.

On Wednesday, February 17, 5 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID:91320626654 Passcode: WTGC)

“Community Activism: Where Do We Go from Here” is a panel discussion that will feature Richard Harris of 100 Black Men, Dr. Odo Butler of the NAACP, the Rev. Michael Aaron Poindexter from the faith community, and Malik James of The New York Immigration Coalition. The discussion, which will focus on how everyone can be involved in a time when the deserved focus is finally upon addressing racial injustice, will be co-moderated by Dr. Galen Gomes, director of diversity and inclusion at Saint Rose, and Saint Rose junior Courtland Daverne.

MLK Week events: February 22 through 26

In honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, MLK week will feature daily programming scheduled Monday through Friday during the last week of February intended to inform, inspire, and celebrate the Black community. This will include a celebration of various art forms and a business panel with Black entrepreneurs and professionals ready to engage you in dialogue as budding entrepreneurs. The calendar of events can be found on the diversity and inclusion website.

Keep your eyes and ears to our social media channels as well as In The Know and The Office of Intercultural Leadership board in the Events and Athletics Center for updates regarding programming, and awards for most participation by student clubs, residence halls, and individuals.

The Office of Intercultural Leadership would like to offer a special thank you to steering committee members, Intercultural Ambassadors Alison Eng and Brandon Mason and Area Coordinator Mackenzie Wright. The College looks forward to and thanks the College community in advance for high levels of participation as we celebrate and recognize the contributions of Black people in America and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Follow the Office of Intercultural Leadership on Instagram @ileadnews and use our hashtags for the month – #whentheglorycomes #bhmcsr2021