WCSU Racial Justice Coalition

*Calendar of Events 2022

**THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW FOLLOW THE WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY CALENDAR

****Please note that ALL activities and events are subject to change

March 2022

14th-20th SPRING BREAK – University closed/no classes
16th PURIM – Begins at sundown
 31st 5:30 PM, DR. SHANNON KING, FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY

GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM, THEN AND NOW

 

April 2022

2nd RAMADAN – Begins at sundown
7th 11:00 AM, DR. DEVA WOODLY, THE NEW SCHOOL

RECKONING: BLACK LIVES MATTER AND THE DEMOCRATIC NECESSITY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

15th DAY OF REFLECTION – University closed/no classes

PASSOVER – Begins at sundown

 22nd  EARTH DAY 
   

 

May 2022

7th Last Day of Classes
15th 10:30 AM, UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE COMMENCEMENTS
21st ARMED FORCES DAY
30th MEMORIAL DAY – University closed/no classes
   

 

June 2022

14th FLAG DAY 
19th 11:00 AM, THE RACIAL JUSTICE COALITION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GREATER DANBURY NAACP PRESENTS “HONORING OUR HERITAGE, FORGING OUR FUTURE”

ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2022

July – August 2022

July 4th Independence Day – University closed/no summer classes
August 29th First day of classes

 

September 2022

5th LABOR DAY – University closed/no classes
21st INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
22nd 12:30 PM, LORENA ARAUJO MARTINEZ AND ZULMA TOBAR

PART I: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE POPULAR MOVEMENT IN EL SALVADOR

23rd 9:00 AM, LORENA ARAUJO MARTINEZ AND ZULMA TOBAR

PART II:   “BUILDING A SOCIAL JUSTICE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE US AND EL SALVADOR: POPULAR EDUCATION AND PLANNING A WCSU DELEGATION TO EL SALVADOR”   

25th ROSH HASHANAH – Begins at sundown

 

October 2022

 4th YOM KIPPUR – Begins at sundown 
4th

WCSU will continue its celebration of HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH this Tuesday, Oct. 4, with an exceptional panel event featuring Connecticut State University alumni.  This evening will be dedicated to featuring Hispanic and Latino voices in workforce success.

The panel will be moderated by the president of the WCSU Latino American Student Organization, ROZETTE FIGUEROA, and showcase the experiences of the following alumni:

EVELIN GARCIA, UX Researcher at NYC Consulting Firm (BS Biology and Community Health,MS in Global Health & Infectious Disease-Epidemiology Harvard)

CARLOS GUZMAN, Technology Risk Consultant at Ernst & Young (BS JLA and BBA Accounting)

KASSANDRA RUIZ, Art Director at Marathon Strategies (BBA Interactive Marketing)

FARLEY SANTOS, SBD VP for Community Development (NVCC)

We are also offering several networking opportunities with regional Hispanic/Latino-led organizations, the Danbury Regional Chamber, the Small Business Development Center and two WCSU student organizations (LASO and Marketing Club).

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for pre-networking, with the panel kicking off at 5:30 p.m. in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom.  The evening will move into final networking at 6:40 p.m.  The public is invited, so this is an outstanding opportunity for networking, learning, and savoring the sharing of triumph in the face of challenge.

The event is being produced by the WCSU Career Success Center in conjunction with the departments of Intercultural Affairs and Communications & Marketing, the Western CT SBDC and the Danbury Chamber.

 

5th 10:00 AM, DR. NADIA LOPEZ, HARVARD GUEST PROFESSOR

THE BRIDGE TO BRILLIANCE: HOW ONE PRINCIPAL IN A TOUGH COMMUNITY IS INSPIRING THE WORLD

10th INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY – Classes in session, non-essential University offices closed
31st HALLOWEEN
   

November 2022

8th ELECTION DAY
11th VETERAN’S DAY – Classes in session, non-essential University offices closed
24th-27th THANKSGIVING – University closed

December 2022

25th CHRISTMAS – University closed
26th KWANZAA Begins 
31st NEW YEAR’S EVE