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VIRTUAL TOWN HALL PRESENTATIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

This important series reflects our commitment to educating our students, faculty, and staff so they may better understand the interconnectedness of our political and social systems, and, how to take constructive actions as responsible citizens of the world to lead change in our society, on and off campus.


"Truth, Science and Free Speech"

Monday, May 17th
3:30-5:00pm EST 
Sponsored by the Center for Changing Systems of Power, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and Alumni Association

Keynote Speaker: 

Ali Velshi, Host of MSNBC's "Velshi" 

Respondents: 

  • Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Stony Brook University
  • Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO
  • John Barry Ryan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stony Brook University

Moderated by:

Charles L. Robbins , Executive Director, Center for Changing Systems of Power; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success; Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges 
Nicole S. Sampson , Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; SUNY 
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Sponsored by the Center for Changing Systems of Power,  College of Arts and Sciences, and Stony Brook Alumni Association

"Inclusive Pedagogy and the Engaged Classroom"

Wednesday, September 30
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsored by the Center for Changing Systems of Power, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and Alumni Association.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Judith Brown Clarke , Vice President of Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Dr. Styliani-Anna (Stella) E. Tsirka Miriam and David Donoho Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences;  Director, Scholars in BioMedical Sciences Program;  Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
  • Dr. Surita Bhatia , Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Stony Brook University; Professor, Department of Chemistry; Affiliate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering; Director, NSF Quantitative Materials NRT Training Program (QuADS NRT)
  • Dr. R. Anna Hayward , Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare
  • Charles L. Robbins , Executive Director, Center for Changing Systems of Power; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success; Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges 

Moderated by:
Nicole S. Sampson, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; SUNY  Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

"Health Care Disparities: The COVID-19 Pandemic"

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Sponsored by the Center for Changing Systems of Power,  College of Arts and Sciences, and Stony Brook Alumni Association

Panelists:  

  • Dr. Héctor E. Alcalá, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Population and Preventive Medicine and Core Faculty, Program in Public Health
  • Dr. Ken Kaushansky, Dean, School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Benjamin Locklair,  Policy, Planning, and Development Supervisor, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

  • Dr. Jennie Williams, Associate Professor , Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine

  • Dr. Ting Liu , Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Moderated by:

Charles L. Robbins , Executive Director, Center for Changing Systems of Power; Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success; Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges 

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“The Killing of George Floyd and the Resulting Protests for Social Justice"

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Sponsored by the Center for Changing Systems of Power, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Stony Brook Alumni Association

panelists

Panelists:

  • Abena Asare , Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies

  • Franck Joseph II ‘12, Deputy Commissioner at New York City Commission on Human Rights

  • Joe Vitriol, Senior Researcher, Department of Political Science 
  • Warren Graham, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Field Education at Stony Brook University

 

 

 

Read the story

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"The Global Dimensions of Black Lives Matter: Where Do We Go From Here?"

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies, Center for Changing Systems of Power,  College of Arts and Sciences, and Stony Brook Alumni Association

BLM

Panelists:

  • Shobana Shankar, Associate Professor, Departments of History and Africana Studies  

  • Joseph Pierce, Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature

  • Simone Brione, Assistant Professor, Departments of English and Africana Studies 

  • Crystal Fleming, Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology and Africana Studies  

  • Shimelis Gulema , Associate Professor, Departments of Africana Studies and History

 

Moderated by:

Zebulon Miletsky, Assistant Professor Department of Africana Studies
Judith B. Clarke, Chief Diversity Officer, Stony Brook University

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Sponsored Events

AAPI Heritage Month Public Forum on Anti-AAPI Racism 

Watch the event on YouTube

After the event, our Department of AAAS created an anti-racist resource page with an AAPI focus:

https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/asianamerican/_AAPI_Resources.php

 

 

Issues of Civility and Zoom Privacy 

Our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community represent all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities — and we benefit from all perspectives. We are committed to maintaining the dignity, respect, and fair treatment of all members of our community. Any action that stigmatizes an individual or a group of people, including expressions of xenophobia, will not be tolerated.   

Message re: Incivility in Online Classrooms

Additional information about online learning

Incivility in online classrooms