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Three students speak with Richard A. Robinson during the Black History Month event.

Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations

Black History Month

February gives our Bobcat family the opportunity to celebrate the rich history and diverse contributions of the Black American community — while reminding us all how important it is to embrace diversity and inclusivity throughout the year.

At Quinnipiac, we are committed to inclusive excellence, built upon equality. We believe everyone should be respected and welcomed in our community — and have the opportunity to be heard and thrive.

We hope you will participate in our month-long celebration.

Black History Month Keynote Event

Dorothy Roberts
Race, gender and law scholar discusses racial disparities in health care

March 1, 2021

Medical professionals continue to make assumptions about race and genetics when treating patients in spite of the fact that race is not a biological category — but a social and political one, said Dorothy Roberts, a scholar of race, gender and the law.
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Our Community in Action

Shot of Kalfani Turè speaking

From police officer to professor

Before he became an assistant professor of criminal justice at Quinnipiac, Kalfani Turè spent five years as a police officer in metropolitan Atlanta.

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Antoinette (Toni) Bush and Elicia Pegues Spearman headshot

Successful leaders stress open-minded, eclectic mindset as keys to success

Long before she became a lawyer, Antoinette Bush was a kid from Illinois whose father, a state’s attorney, showed her the impact that law could have on society. As executive vice president and global head of government affairs for News Corp., Bush is making her own impact.

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Don Sawyer

Conversations at the crossroads

The corner of 132nd Street and Madison Avenue in East Harlem will always be a crossroads for Don Sawyer. There’s no special street sign or bronze plaque embedded in the sidewalk, but that doesn’t change anything.

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Caurice Wynter, MD `22 smiles in a portrait.

School of Medicine student hopes her pandemic experience benefits future doctors

Caurice Wynter, MD `22, was celebrating her mother’s birthday at her family’s Bronx home in March when she received the call. Wynter, a fourth-year student in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, learned she would not be resuming her surgical rotation at Waterbury Hospital. All of the School of Medicine’s students were pulled from their rotation sites due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

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Christine Kinealy and Don Sawyer gesture in front of a statue of Frederick Douglass

Kinealy showcased in U.S. Embassy podcast on Frederick Douglass

Christine Kinealy, PhD, professor of history and director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute, recently spoke about Frederick Douglass' time in Ireland on the U.S. Embassy's Dublin podcast, "The Diplomatic Pouch."

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Quinnipiac Athletics Celebrates Black History Month

The Department of Athletics' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is taking the month of February to celebrate the greatest Black athletes in QU history. Each week a set of former student-athletes will be honored for their contributions to their teams and community.

Celebrate student-athletes

Diversity and Inclusion at Quinnipiac