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Activist Pastor to Deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Rev. Myra Brown

02/05/2021 - Rev. Myra Brown, a pastor at Spiritus Christi, an independent Catholic Church based in downtown Rochester, will deliver the keynote address for St. John Fisher College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Panel Discussion to Explore Racial Restoration Logo: Office of Multicultural Affairs at St. John Fisher College

10/26/2020 - This week, the Office of Multicultural Affairs at St. John Fisher College will host the panel discussion, Racial Restoration.

Fisher Unite Series Seeks to Foster Growth, Learning on Campus A banner lists Black lives taken unjustly. Say Their Names is the theme of an upcoming series of discussions for the campus community.

10/12/2020 - Since summer, a small, passionate group of students, faculty, and staff has been engaging in ongoing discussions around topics of racial equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

Fisher Joins United Way’s 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Logo: 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

10/09/2020 - St. John Fisher College has formally joined the United Way’s 21-Day Equity Challenge, an effort to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect individuals and the community. Fisher is among more than 100 organizations participating in the Challenge, which runs from Friday, Oct. 23 through Friday, Nov. 20.

#ClubCorner: BSU Creates Spaces for Black Voices to be Heard BSU President Lisa Balde; Vice President Faith Chukwu; Secretary Kiara Gilbert; Treasurer Laura Goya Noel; Event Coordinator Francine Charles; and Media and Marketing Officer Lindsey Walton.

10/08/2020 - This week, College News’ #ClubCorner features the Black Student Union. Also known as BSU, this club gives people of color a voice at Fisher, and aims to educate the campus community about the experience of being a black student on the Fisher campus. BSU supports black students, affirms their culture, and offers a safe space for students to share their views and opinions, as well as voice changes they want to see implemented on campus.

PRIMA Hosts Diversity and Inclusion Panel Annette Ramos, Erin Barry, and Jessica Lewis will serve as panelist for the discussion.

10/06/2020 - The PRIMA Group, St. John Fisher College’s student-run integrated advertising, public relations, and marketing firm, will host a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Chemistry Faculty Leads Food Box Program in Puerto Rico Residents of Puerto Rico unload food boxes, thanks to a collaboration between Puerto Rico Rise Up and Caribbean Produce. Fisher Professor Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández helped organize the effort.

09/16/2020 - Though he may be a Rochester resident now, Dr. Kermin J. Martínez-Hernández, an associate professor of chemistry at St. John Fisher College, remains a strong advocate for his native Puerto Rico.

Teach-In Aims to Open Dialogue, Perspectives Dr. Carolyn Vacca teaches a class outside on the quad.

09/07/2020 - This week, Fisher faculty have organized a teach-in as part of the national Scholar Strike movement designed to educate and encourage dialogue surrounding issues of police violence and racism.

Raising Flags and Awareness on Campus A new art installation in Pioch Hall highlights recent efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus.

02/20/2020 - A new art installation in Pioch Hall highlights recent efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus. The project consists of a series of flag-inspired panels representing inclusion, patriotism, and compassion in the context of the many intersectional communities at Fisher. This creative undertaking is just one result of ongoing interdepartmental diversity and inclusion work at the College.

Support MLK Hospitality Drive A donation bin sits in front of a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in Lavery Library.

01/07/2020 - For the tenth year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs is organizing its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hospitality Drive to benefit local charities in the Rochester community.