Screen Shot 2018-04-05 at 3.52.19 PM.png

lecture Teachs Students to Stay Woke 

Speaker Jon Paul Higgins discussed the meaning of navigating a person’s way through the imposter syndrome in a lecture in the Student Union Tuesday afternoon.

Screen+Shot+2018-02-08+at+1.53.21+PM.png

DoctorJonPaul Challenges Gonzaga Students to Use Their Voice 

In a world where it can be difficult to discuss the issues that so many people face on a daily basis and in a country that is so divided, there needs to be more people encouraging and educating us on how to use our voice. Dr. Jon Paul Higgins opened a dialogue called Speaking Truth to Power in a Culture of Fear in the Cataldo Globe Room on Feb. 7. Ironically, what he wanted the audience to learn was how to unlearn.

1498614618074.png

Meet the 2017 Writer Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellow | Lambda Literary 

Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices is one of the country’s most competitive writing residencies and the only one in the world specifically for promising LGBTQ writers.

IMG_3239.PNG

Featured Guest Playlist | BlackGirlNerds on Spotify

Check out my Pride Moth Playlist on Spotify now! 

1498614764595.png

Campus Pride 2017 Announces the Camp Pride Summer Leadership Academy Team & Staff 

Campus Pride’s 11th annual Summer Leadership Academy Camp Pride will take place from July 18-23, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. The leadership academy is the premier national training for social justice and grassroots activism for LGBTQ and ally young adults at colleges and universities.

1489875287402.jpeg

This Show is So Gay Podcast 

A conversation on life as a speaker, educator and thought leader. 

What It's Like Attending a Black Church As An LGBTQ Person | ATTN

Growing up is hard for everyone, especially when we're exploring our identities, and it's that much harder when one's identity is rejected as a sin by the community one's growing up in.

1485500870045.jpeg

How To Deal: Being Black & Queer | The Outline Podcast 

Doctor Jon Paul, speaker/activist, joins the show this week to discuss the experiences of being Black and Queer in current times. We Deconstruct ideas of hypermasculinity and its effects on self-expression, dating, and true freedom. 

1498615022991.png

DoctorJonPaul Speaks on Being Queer and Needing Allies 

Ever notice that queers within the Black community are often overlooked? Joined us for an interesting discussion on the intersectionalities of being queer and Black as well as how to be an ally.

1498613189044.png

Why Some People of Color Believe Pride Falls Short on Representation

Pride Month is a time to celebrate LGBT people and their history, with celebrations taking place all across the country.

Screen+Shot+2017-01-26+at+6.26.57+PM.png

The Plight of Queer People of Color in America

The Center for Women’s Studies welcomed Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins Thursday, October 20. Higgins delivered a lecture titled “Adding A Bit More Color to Your Rainbow” to a group of faculty, staff and students. His talk addressed the issues that queer people of color (QPOC) face in contemporary America and the root causes of these issues. 

Screen+Shot+2017-01-26+at+6.27.39+PM.png

CSUSB Alumnis Jonathan Higgins Is A Guest Speaker 

The next Conversations on Diversity presentation will feature Cal State San Bernardino alumnus Jonathan Higgins, who will discuss “Adding a Little Bit More Color to Your Rainbow,” on Thursday, Jan. 26.

1485501157072.jpeg

Protecting Your Story, Moonlight, and Kanye West | Mindful Rebel Podcast 

A discussion on what it means to be queer, Black and woke. 

Screen+Shot+2017-09-02+at+6.54.36+AM.png

DoctorJonPaul on Fashion, Activism & Blazing Your Own Path | Chubstr

When we think of activism, we think of grassroots movements in protests. We imagine Black Lives Matter rallies and the Women’s March as facilitators for social justice. But what other forms of activism and advocacy are out there? Can there be activism in simply existing in spaces that don’t always welcome you?

1498613329947.png

Step Away From the Pack and Create a Purpose Driven Business | The Out Entrepreneur Podcast 

Learn more more about what authenticity looks like. 

Screen+Shot+2017-01-26+at+6.55.36+PM.png

Higgins Gets Involved | Daily 49ner

As students poured into the Multicultural Center at last semester’s end-of-the-year debriefing for some free Panda Express, many stop and talk to a recognizable face: Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs Jon Higgins.