I am super excited to announce that there is now an official date and time for the first general body meeting of the St. John’s (unofficial) chapter of SJ Exchange. I’ve been working towards this for a few months now and I’ve gotten help from some truly amazing people.
While this website might do some good work on its own, getting students to actually show up and have a dialogue about things like racism, sexism, education reform, capitalism, and much more, will create the sense of community so many of us have been craving. The plan is to do one meeting per week, and one conference led by a professor every month. The first three general body meetings would be students only discussion groups where we read or watch something together and then talk about it. The other meeting will be a guest speaker presentation on the topic of the first meeting. I am hoping that the professors at St. John’s University take part in these presentations/panels. We are looking to have professors from departments like sociology, philosophy, economics, government, history, and more.
My hope is that people show up because they truly care about making their world a better place, and I think that forming this student community will be a great place to start.
Meetings: Thursdays DAC 310 5pm