St. Joseph’s College Presents the Clinton Hill Courses: Lecture Series

October 02, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – October 2, 2019  -St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce the Clinton Hill Courses: Lecture Series, a slate of talks that reflect the diversity of St. Joseph’s and the interests of the College’s surrounding communities.

The lectures are the following:

  • “Challenging Myths About the African Continent, presented by Olusola Togun-Butler, Ph.D, LCSW, Wednesday, October 16.
  • “Philosophy of the Child: Revisiting Childhood with Fresh Eyes, presented by Wendy Turgeon, Ph.D., Wednesday, October 30.
  • "One Artist’s Journey: From Quito to the Silk Road," presented by Cecile Chong, M.A., M.F.A, Wednesday, November 13.
  • “The Changing Politics of Race in NYC,” presented by Theodore Hamm, Ph.D., Wednesday, December 4.

"This fall's Clinton Hill Courses: Lecture Series represent the spirit of inquiry and passion possessed by the scholars at the College," said Raymond D'Angelo, Ph.D., interim executive dean and professor of sociology at SJC Brooklyn. "These talks, which are free and open to the public, seek to contribute to the vibrant cultural and intellectual scene of Brooklyn."  

All lectures will take place at 6:15 p.m. in Tuohy Hall’s Student Lounge. For more information regarding the lectures or the instructors, visit

About the Clinton Hill Courses: Lecture Series

In Brooklyn, every day offers its own lessons and markers along life's continuous journey of learning. In keeping with this tradition, St. Joseph's College (SJC) is proud to launch Clinton Hill Courses: Lecture Series. This series of one-off courses projects SJC Brooklyn's scholars and their passions into the intellectual ecosystem that is Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. With a limited run, these talks are where personal edification, thoughtful conversation and an engaged community converge.

About St. Joseph’s College

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.