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
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]
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.
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.
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 https://goo.gl/forms/lvwQ8LRP5IflorHT2 .
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Diversity Film Series Presents
Students watching & engaging with the documentary on Kalief Browder
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.