OCDO Events and Activities

O'Connell Initiative on the Global History of Capitalism

The History Department at Fordham University invites you to join us on April 17 at 5:00 p.m. for a talk with Khaled Mustafa Medani and Alex de Waal, with moderation by Amir Idris of Fordham.

Sudan: Violence, Political Economy, and Environmental History

Wednesday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
Lowenstein Building | South Lounge

This event examines the underreported but catastrophic ongoing war in Sudan that has killed thousands of Sudanese, placed the country on the brink of famine, and turned millions into internal displaced people or refugees. Join us for a conversation with renowned experts on Sudan who will discuss the political, economic, and environmental context behind the violence. The event is part of a four-part series examining armed violence and forced displacement around the world.

Dr. Khalid Mustafa Medani is Associate Professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies and Chair of the African Studies Program at McGill. He is the author of Black Markets and Militants: Informal Networks in the Middle East and Africa (Cambridge 2021) and is presently working on a study of the politics of protest, focusing on Sudan’s 2018 popular uprising.

Dr. Alex de Waal is executive director of the World Peace Foundation and Research Professor at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. His recent books include: Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine (Polity 2018) and (co-authored) Sudan’s Unfinished Democracy: The Promise and Betrayal of a People’s Revolution (Hurst 2022).

Explore the list of 2024 events and activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day).

MLK Day - Metro NYC Events

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Dr. King Day of Service and Social with MOSAIC (Alumni)

Mardi Gras Party
Join the President's Office, the Office of Campus Ministry, the Office of Student Involvement, the Administrator's Council, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and the Fordham University Association for a Fordham Mardi Gras Celebration on Tuesday, February 13.

At Lincoln Center, we will celebrate with a lunch at 12:30 p.m. in 140W G76.  
At Rose Hill, we will begin our festivities at 5 p.m. in front of the McShane Campus Center with a parade around the Rose Hill campus, before returning to the McShane Campus Center's Great Hall for food and fun.

All members of the University community are invited and encouraged to attend one or both celebrations.

Fordham Law SBA Black History Month Movie Night
SBA and BLSA film screening of The Color Purple at AMC theatres @ Lincoln Center on February 29, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 24 (6:00-9:00 at Manhattan College) and promises to offer a 50-year retrospective of the work of the organization AND lift up the current initiatives around health justice, youth organizing, Community Land Trust and more.

African and African American Studies Department Event
A musical concert and post-performance panel to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of apartheid. Please save the date of March 18, 2024.  More information to follow soon.

Faculty Search Committee Training
Lincoln Center - Jan 23 Rm 140 WG67A 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Rose Hill - Jan 26th JMCC112 12-2 pm

Fordham Arts and Sciences’ Anti-Racism Advisory’s Inaugural
Beloved Community Initiative and Dr. Martin Luther King Commemoration

January 31, 2024
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Rose Hill and Lincoln Center
(more details to follow)

Hunger Free America MLK Day Serve-a-Thon

The Third Annual Eunice Carter Lecture
Thursday, February 22, 2024
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. ET | check-in
6:00 – 7:15 p.m. ET | program

Fordham Law School
Costantino Room (Second Floor)
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

BLSA Alumni Trailblazers Celebration
On February 21st, 2024, the Black Law Student Association at Fordham Law will be hosting an Alumni Trailblazer Celebration in alignment with Black History Month to honor and acknowledge our esteemed alumni, and the role they have played in supporting our organization.

Critical Conversations in Education Series 2024
Date: Monday, March 25, 2024
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education
12th Floor Lounge
Session Title: Discourse of Race in Education: Inclusive or Divisive?

Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability
The 2023/24 Fordham Distinguished Lecture on Disability presents:
Making Making Accessible
Speaker: Amy Hurst (she/her/hers)
Wednesday April 10, 2024 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
(In-Person & Online)
Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge, Lincoln Center

Beloved Community, Music, Food, Conversation
Wed. January 31st, 2024
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Rose Hill - McShane Center (Room 311)
Lincoln Center - MacNally and Platt Court
For More Information: Beloved Community Flyer 2024
Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Merle Collins will discuss her new work on Louise Langdon Norton Little, UNIA activist and mother of Malcolm X
Thurs. February 1, 2024
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, McShane Center (Room 303)
Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
Open to the Public
For More Information: Merle Collins February 1st Event

Hip Hop Youth Research and Activism Conference

Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rose Hill Campus

Explore the MLK Day of Service Toolkit