The Calendar to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at Stony Brook University will promote inclusive communities by raising awareness around a diverse set of identities and issues, while striving to maintain a socially just environment for students, staff, and faculty. The Calendar will focus on programming efforts and community participation and engagement to ensure that every group is being heard, validated, represented, and supported.
Each month is devoted to recognizing and honoring the culture, traditions, contributions, and struggles of identity groups that have historically experienced oppression.
Browse our website to see the various ways Stony Brook has celebrated diversity, and to learn how you can, too!
Diversity Film Series
Originally a recipient of the Presidential Mini Grant, the Diversity Film Series highlights issues of diversity that span race, religion, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and age. Now in its second year, the amount of topics covered has become more comprehensive and the connections with other departments and student groups has been expanded. The Diversity Film Series aims to foster an inclusive environment and promote student growth through thought- provoking dialogue.
In fulfillment of the Stony Brook University’s Diversity Plan, these spaces often
serve as places where SBU arts and humanities majors are promoted as avenues for combatting
the issues they just learned about in concrete ways. Furthermore, the problem of implicit
bias begins is highlighted in various
documentaries, thereby raising awareness about the ways in which implicit bias infiltrates institutions. Lastly, the Diversity Film Series encourage students to learn about different cultures and helps provide the tools to possess cultural competency.
The Diversity Film Series is a popular extra credit opportunity among faculty.
News & Events
The themes for the month of March are:
Class & SocioeconomicUpcoming Events
Do You have an upcoming event? Have it appear on our calendar, by clicking here. Please note that we have open submissions so feel free to submit events far in advance.
Safe Space Foundations is a workshop open to all who would like to learn more about the LGBTQ* community and resources on and off campus. This is an introductory course designed for those who want to gain basic knowledge and awareness.
Spring 2018 Workshops
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Jay Levenson organized a display of Native American artifacts and artwork in the Melville Library.
Stony Brook celebrates Native American Heritage Month throughout November with a variety of events and performances, but acknowledgement of the history and issues surrounding indigenous peoples is a year-round commitment on campus.
Students Engage with Black History Month through Bulletin Boards
Schick Office Assistant Noshin Latif created this interactive bulletin board to empower residents to share what "Black History Month Means to Them". She included powerful and thought provoking quotes from prominent historical figures. She also included a time line of black history in the U.S. noting specific milestones in the civil rights movement through the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016. Other students engaged with this interactive pieceby filling it with personal expressions of what Black History Month means to them; this really created a visual for how important it is to our students that we recognize and appreciate culture and history.