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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 Presents


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 viable pathways into careers that combat injustice.

Furthermore, as acknowledged in the Stony Brook Diversity Plan, implicit bias remains a pervasive problem in our society. Therefore, we do our part in mitigating implicit bias by highlighting its insidious nature and harmful consequences. 
By raising awareness about the ways in which implicit bias infiltrates institutions, the Diversity Film Series promotes tolerance and social justice. 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

Upcoming Events

Diversity Film Series: Deconstructing Dis/Ability

Tuesday, 11/13 @ 6pm in Roth 103


Diversity Film Series: We Shall Rise

Thursday, 11/15 @ 7pm in Tabler 104 [CANCELLED]



International Names & Pronunciation

Nov. 13, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2

What's in a name? As campuses become increasingly globalized, campus partners may find it challenging to identify their students appropriately and correctly pronounce their names. Learn the impact and value of pronouncing students' names correctly and followed by information and tips on pronouncing Chinese names with the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University.  

Please   RSVP  to confirm your participation.



Native American Heritage Month Open House, Food Tasting and Book Signing

November 14th @ 1pm in SAC Ballroom A

Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Kiowa nation), author and Native foods historian, will be presenting an educational seminar and preparing authentic Native cuisine. Event collaborators include LeManuel Lee Bitsóí, EdD , Chief Diversity Officer, Jay Levenson, Library Clerk, the Office of MultiCultural Affairs, Faculty Student Association (FSA), and CulinArt Group.


Visa vs. Status: Understanding the Difference

Nov. 15, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2
An opportunity for faculty and staff to understand the process of obtaining a visa for study and work in the United States. This workshop will provide a general understanding of the process  international students and scholars undertake to have lawful status while in the US. Presenters will discuss topics such as who we are and what we do, our reporting requirements, and myths associated with study and the undocumented student.   
Please  RSVP  to confirm your participation.   

Registration is required for the workshops using the links above. A full calendar of events can be found on the  OGA website.


Angy Rivera 


Ten Years Ago, the life of Marcelo Lucero, a 37-year old Ecuadorian immigrant, was taken away by 7 teenagers from Patchogue, NY simply for being Hispanic. A dark day for Long Island, this heartbreaking event still affects our society today, ten years later. Join us at   Our Town: Ten Years Later  to view a screening of the documentary   Deputized   and listen to guest speakers Josleo Lucero (Marcelo's brother), producer Susan Hagedorn, and Superintendent of Patchogue-Medford Schools Dr. Michael Hynes to discuss how we've changed as a society and what we can do to continue promoting positive change. Doors open at 6:45 in the SAC Auditorium on November 8th, 2018. Please register at .


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Diversity Film Series Presents

Students watching & engaging with the documentary on Kalief Browder Film


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.  

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