Statement on Charlottesville

As we all know, last week we saw the true face of America’s political right. We saw the true face of white privilege, white supremacy, and white passivity from those who have been standing by. Charlottesville has been a warning to all of us in a few different ways. It has been a warning to…

Officially Fundraising!

Social Justice Exchange is officially raising money for the Fall semester. These funds will help us provide refreshments and compensation for people attending our events and panels. This money allows us to remain independent of St. John’s University so we can keep spreading our message of radical justice without censorship. This money allows us to…

SJE Update

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on what’s going on with SJE. We’ve taken a bit of a break from the website to figure out what our next steps would be and to plan events. We’re currently planning an all-black panel for next semester, as well as some cool activities and panels for…

Portrait of an SJU Leader

Hey, Johnnies! Today is the day we vote for our 2017-2018 student government. I got the awesome chance to interview Tahmir Williams, candidate for VP and president of our chapter of the NAACP. Read it under the cut and don’t forget to vote!

Meeting #2 Notes

Here are some notes from last Thursday’s meeting: We watched the Adam Ruins Immigration video which aimed to dispel common myths about illegal or undocumented immigrants. You can read the main points with some listed sources here. I’m reaching out to some groups to figure out when we can team up for an event or…

Notes from First Official Meeting

3/9/17 During this meeting, we discussed marketing techniques, topics for future discussions, and possible events we can hold. We’re going to work on creating flyers to distribute and hang up around campus. We’re going to market this organization as a lax learning environment where we can openly discuss issues relevant to us and learn about…

First Meeting

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.