Out of One Many People
This is an Adinkra symbol of West Africa, "Siamese crocodiles." It is a symbol of diversity and unity. The Siamese crocodiles share one stomach, yet they fight over food. This symbol is a reminder that infighting and tribalism is harmful to all who engage in it.
Diversity Initiative Contact:
Jacqueline Goffe-McNish (471-7220)
Program Plans for 2016-17
Theme: Out of One Many People
On going activity: Preparing bags of cosmetics for the girls' home, Riverhaven
Contacts: Gwen Higgins, Marcine Humphrey, Carmen McGill and Cameen Rouse
Talk on Islam
Dr. Nada Halloway
|March||Talk on Africa||Lawrence Nsereko|
|June||Trip to Seneca Falls Women’s Museum|
|July||Trip to Jamaica|
|September||Talk on Transgender Issues|
Diversity Presents Program to AAUW Membership
On November 10, 2016, Dr Nada Halloway lead us in a discussion of “Understanding Islam.”
After a presentation of the roots of Islam and addressing some of the questions most often asked as rights of women, dress and other outward signs of Islam, there were many interesting questions from the large group that attended.
Dr. Nada Halloway received her PhD in 2004 and an Advanced Certificate in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook, SUNY. Her areas of specialization include Victorian literature, history, and politics, post-colonial literature and theory and feminist studies, and religion. She currently teaches at Manhattanville College.
Dr. Nada Halloway & Jacqueline Goffe-McNish Barbara Hugo & Sherre Wesley
Carol Barmann & Joanne Long adding to the Peggy Kelland & Celia Serotsky
"pile" of personal items for Riverhaven
Packages of Personal Items for residents at Riverhaven
Diversity Initiative Visits African Burial Ground in NYC
On June 25, 2016, Sherre Wesley-Davis organized a trip for the Diversity Initiative to visit the African Burial Ground in NYC. The site is the resting place for 419 enslaved Africans and a place of remembrance. The people and their stories teach us how free and enslaved Africans contributed to the physical, cultural, and spiritual world of Lower Manhattan in colonial times – and to our nation’s beginning.
After our tour of the Visitor Center at 290 Broadway we then spent time at the African Burial Ground National Monument, dedicated on 2007. Following this our guide led us through the Bowling Green area and pointed out the location of the slave market and other point of interest. It was a great learning experience for young and old.
S.Wesley, M.Humphrey, M.Nijhuis, G.Higgins Tour inside the Visitor's Center
at S.Anthony & E.Stanton Corner
Graves containing 419 enslaved Africans African Burial Ground Nat'l Monument