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2016-2017 Program Winners!

September - Introduction to Social Justice

Social Justice Week
RA Abajahani Sealey - Dresier College

This program was a conglomerate of multiple programs strung together to introduce the topic of social justice as well as other diversity and inclusion initiatives. Each day of the week the staff member put together an event to raise awareness and create discussion. Events included a genderbread cookie event, a hunger banquet that focused on socio-economic status, a spoken word event surrounding experiences with social justice, UPD collaboration to discuss the perceptions of police in accordance to recent events and mainstream media, and finally an event that focused on personal pronouns. 

Let's Talk About Privilege
RA Veronica Tuazon - Langmuir College

This event was an introduction to social justice concepts and was specifically geared towards first year students.  One evaluation of the program stated that "this program had a great impact on students. The activities gave them a sense of self-awareness.

October- Hispanic Heritage & LGBTQ

WE ARE AMERICA: HISPANICS AND THE "AMERICAN DREAM" 
JAMES COLLEGE HALL COUNCIL 

THIS PROGRAM FEAUTURED A PRESENTATION ON THE DISADVANTAGES FACED BY HISPANIC AMERICANS EVERYDAY AND COMBINED MUSIC WITH DANCING BACHATA AND MERENGUE. 

Pronoun Pottery
Lindsay DeFillipis - Chavez/Tubman

This program hilighted the importance of gender neutral pronouns while  painting pottery. 

December- Religion & Disability

Dreidels, Donuts, and Gelt, Oy Vey!
Robert Presser - Irving

This program educated students on the significance of the Jewish holiday, Chanukah. Traditional games  such as "Dreidel" and holiday foods like "Sufganiyot" (jelly donuts) and "Gelt" (chocolate coins) were provided.

Kindness: The Language the Deaf Can See and the Blind Can See 
Stanley Toyberman  - James  College

Students learned what it feels like to be visually or hearing impaired by performing simple everyday tasks, while blindfolded or with earplugs. Then, they watched an episode of the show Switched at Birth that has no sound and is from the point of view of a deaf person, and see how they use sign language to communicate throughout the entire episode.

February- Black History & Healthy Relationships

True Colors 
Rachit Bhatt - Tabler Center

True Colors is a night of exploration of Black culture through performances, discussion, and appreciation. This year we include topics centered around Blackness in America post President Obama, Black LGBTQ intersectionality, and Celebrities/Musicians using their platform to fight for justice and equity as discussed by a panel of faculty/students and other presentations. 

Safe Sex Week 
Veronica Tuazon - Langmuir

There was a program each night of the week of Valentine's Day that will explore different aspects of sex, sexuality, and healthy relationships.

March- Women's History

Empowering Women in Science
Catherine Feldman & Andreas Stamatakis -Tubman /Toscanini

Join renowned astrophysicist Dr. Heidi Newberg, biomedical engineer Dr. Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, and other inspiring Stony Brook professors as they recount the influence of the mentors that empowered them. “Empowering Women in Science” brings together scientists from many fields to discuss issues facing women in science today, and how together we can break through these barriers to create an inclusive world. After these presentations and Q&A panel discussion, both students and faculty will get the chance to mingle over dessert.

April- Pan Asian & Desi

Desi Me Rollin 
Karizma Chhabra - Sanger

To embrace and share Desi culture with the Stony Brook community, RAs Samiha, Karizma, Erynn, Carrie, Kacper, and Ian organized a fun, Bollywood-filled night. To celebrate Desi culture, they focused on multiple aspects such as food, music, dance, and fashion. 



 

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone who has submitted programs. We appreciate your continuted commitment to celebrating our diversity!


 

Check back often as more winners will be announced each month!

 

 

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