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.