Fr. Bryan Massingale, STD opened Black History Month events with a discussion on February 1.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Iona College’s month-long celebration of the Black History Month continues on its New Rochelle campus.
On Sunday, January 31, Iona celebrated a mass at Holy Family Church on Mayflower Avenue hosted by the Office of Mission & Ministry. Wednesday evening followed with a presentation from Fr. Bryan Massingale
on “The Catholic Church and the Movements for Black Lives.” Fr. Massingale is a professor of theology from Fordham University and earned his Doctor of Sacred Theology from Academia Alphonsianum in Rome.
A full calendar of events are slated for this month and are hosted by Iona’s Black History Month Committee, Black Student Union, Office of Student Development, Office of Mission & Ministry, Student Life Diversity Committee, Student Leader Alliance for Multiculturalism, Phi Gamma Chi Sorority, Gael Pride, Gaels Activities Board, Hispanic Organization for Latino Awareness, Sociology and Mass Communication department.
for the list of events.
Recently added to the calendar is a talk and book signing by Ibram X Kendi, Ph.D.
, a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning historian at the University of Florida. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
, was published by Nation Books and won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Dr. Kendi will present on Monday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Murphy Auditorium. Please note the corrected time -- originally posted as 3 p.m.