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November 2022

This month, Stony Brook University recognizes Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) in acknowledgment of the rich contributions of Native/Indigenous Peoples.

On Behalf of the Office of Multicultual Affairs and the event sponsor below, please join us in attending the many programs that will be offered during NAHM.  Thank our partners for making these events possible. Please also enjoy the numerous other campus activities that will take place in November. 

To join the Native American Heritage Month Planning Committee submit your interest here.
Diversity Month Committees Interest Form

Overview of Events
Events are open to all

The Future Of Indigenous Studies Across The University
A Panel Presentation featuring Professors Paul Kelton, Lori Repetti, Joseph Pierce, April Masten, and Andrew Newman

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
1:00 - 2:30 PM | SB Union Ballroom (2nd Level) 

This month, Stony Brook University recognizes Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) in acknowledgment of the rich contributions of Native/Indigenous Peoples. Join us Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 1:00-2:30 PM in the SB Union Ballroom (2nd Level) for The Future of Indigenous Studies Across the University: A Panel Presentation featuring Professors Paul Kelton, Lori Repetti, Joseph Pierce, April Masten, and Andrew Newman.  

Enjoy a lunch reception to follow with authentic Indigenous Cuisine inspired by Native American Kiowa Chef Lois Ellen Frank and Navajo Chef Freddie Bitsoie!  The menu includes Three Sisters Stew, Blue Cornbread, Squash, Tomatoes and Queso Fresco, Stewed Chicken with Tomatoes and Pumpkin Bread Pudding. 

Receive a FREE Cookbook giveaway during this event while supplies last.  


NAHM 2022 Faculty Panel


Panel Discussion: Indigenous Art & Environmental Issues

Thursday, October 27, 2022 
4:00 PM | Staller Center Recital Hall

The Zuccaire Gallery is proud to present a Panel Discussion on Indigenous Art and Environmental Issues. Connecting the Drops artists Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock) and Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) discuss their work as it relates to the environment and indigenous issues, in dialogue with Shavonne F. Smith, Environmental Director Shinnecock Nation and Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science and Executive Director, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University.  Moderated by Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare, Associate Professor of Modern African Affairs & History. 

Free and open to the public, click here for parking and directions

This program is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute of Stony Brook. 

Indigenous Art  & Environmental Issues

NAHM 5 Library Resources

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month With 5 Library Resources
Posted on November 1, 2022 by Dana Reijerkerk
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November is Native American Heritage Month, an annual time to commemorate and reaffirm Indigenous cultural legacies and histories. Celebrate with five library resources about Indigeneity and Indigenous peoples. For more ways to celebrate, visit the official Native American Heritage Month website for events:

  1. Art That Changed America: Indigenous North American Tattoos [Video]
  2. Reviewing the Trump administration’s approach to the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis : oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, first session, Wednesday, September 11, 2019. [Book]
  3. Indigenous Religion(s): Local Grounds, Global Networks [Book]
  4. “We’re Very Much Part of the Team Here”: A Culture of Respect for Indigenous Health Workforce Transforms Indigenous Health Care [Article]
  5. Indigenous Subjects [Article]

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Knowledge Management & Digital Assets Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries

Indigenous Americans Student Organization 
Interest Meeting

Thursday, November 3, 2022
3:00 PM  | UNITI Cultural Center Meeting Room (SB Union 113-12)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
8:00 PM  | UNITI Cultural Center Meeting Room (SB Union 113-12)

As an underrepresented population, a small group of undergraduate students seek to start a new club focused on the Pan-Indigenous Communities of the Americas.  

For more information, contact Lucrecia Urrutiaat


35th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving

Monday, November 14, 2022
6:00 PM  | SB Union Ballroom (2nd Level)

Participate in Silent Auction to support social causes.
Sponsor table of 8 for $220.  Checks payable to: Faculty Student Association


Interfaith Thanksgiving

Beyond Performativity: A Conversation On Ethical Relationships Between Indigenous Peoples And Institutions

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
6:00 PM  | Hybrid: Register to attend in-person or virtually

On behalf of the Decolonization and Antiracism Group, we would like to invite you to our latest panel, Beyond Performativity: A Conversation on Ethical Relationships between Indigenous Peoples and Institutions.

When is a land acknowledgment merely performative? What does it actually mean to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day? With recent discussions about performativity and respect in regard to the Indigenous Peoples of North America, the Decolonization and Antiracism Group has organized a panel led by community leaders and local scholars to engage with the Stony Brook and Stony Brook-adjacent population to bring this discussion closer to home. This includes discussions of land acknowledgements, the transition of Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s day, and many other topics relating to decolonization. We hope that by hosting this event prior to Thanksgiving/Indigenous Heritage Day, we will be able to spark continued discussion amongst attendees.  

Our panelists for this event are Chief Harry Wallace of the Unkechaug Nation; Josephine Smith, Director of Cultural Resources Department for the Shinnecock Indian Nation; Wunetu Tarrant, PhD Candidate, Julia & Bernard Bloch Fellow, and Co-founder of The First Literature Project; and Dr. Allison McGovern, Public Anthropologist. We are very excited to hear from them and engage with them on this topic. 

To register for the event, please follow this link:

Understanding Privilege: A Discussion On Identifying Privilege
Tuesday, November 16, 2022

6:00- 7:30 PM | UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 113)

The Undergraduate College of Social Justice, Equity, and Ethics (SJE) and the UNITI Cultural Center presents Understanding Privilege: A Discussion on Identifying Privilege.  Join us for an informal and fun evening where you will continue to build your understanding of Identity, Intersectionality, and Privilege through guided personal reflection, group discussions, and interactive games.

Snacks & Light Refreshments

FOR CREDIT | EXPAND EVENT- Not just for SBU 101- Open to All Students

SJE Expand Event

International Student Mixer 

Thursday, November 17, 2022
7:30-9:00 PM  | UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 113)

This event is for all International Students

Join us, as part of International Education Week for a Mixer where new and returning International Students can meet, play games, and enjoy snacks & refreshments.  Meet other International Students and learn the Tips & Tricks of being successful at SBU.  

Participants will get the chance to win an international language "What's a Seawolf" T-shirt.  

This event is sponsored by Office of Multicultural, The UNITI Cultural Center, and in collaboration New Student & Transition Programs 

Internation Student Mixer

Multicultural Organizations Network (MON) Meeting

Friday, November 18, 2022
1:00 - 2:30 PM  | UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 113)

On behalf of Student Engagement & Activities and the Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement, we'd like to offer you a fantastic opportunity by inviting you to participate in the Multicultural Organizations Network (MON), a council consisting of the leadership of Stony Brook's myriad cultural student organizations. The purpose of MON is to bring student leaders together to build cultural competency, develop sustainable & effective student leadership, and promote cross-club collaboration. Additionally, through MON, we hope to provide a sounding board to understand the needs of your clubs and how we can best support you.

Please send 1-2 representatives from your organization who can best speak about your experiences and relay information back to your group.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by filling out the following form:
Click Here!

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact:

Brandon Daley, Coordinator for Student Engagement & Activities - (631) 632-9392

Maxine Moylan, Coordinator of Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement - (631) 632-9912

Multicultural Organizations Network


Friday, November 18, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 PM  | UNITI Cultural Center (SB Union 113)

Join LGBTQ* Services and the UNITI Cultural as we gather to discuss the importance of Trans Day of Remembrance, how it was founded, and what it means to the Transgender community and the LGBTQ+ community as a whole. The discussion will be held on November 18th, 4-5pm at the UNITI Cultural Center (Union 113), and will be student-led, focusing on generating conservation that delves into the significance of this day and why it is necessary.

All invited to participate in TDoR Memorial Procession & Vigil immediately following this event at 5:15 PM starting at Administration Fountain to Student Activities Center. 

Please contact us at or (631) 632-1690 for any accessibility needs or concerns.

TDoR pre event discussion

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Memorial Procession and Vigil

Friday, November 18, 2022
5:15 to 5:30 PM | Memorial Procession starts at the Administration Fountain
5:30 to 7:00 PM | Vigil in the Student Activities Center, Room 169

Join LGBTQ* Services and LGBTA for a memorial to honor those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence. There will be a Memorial Procession starting at 5:15 PM in front of the Administration Fountain. A Vigil will be held afterward at 5:30 PM in SAC 169.

Please contact us at or (631) 632-1690 for any accessibility needs or concerns.

TDoR Procession & Vigil

10th Annual Rainbow Fall Feast 

Friday, November 18, 2022
7:00 - 10:00 PM  | Student Activities Center Ballroom A

With the Fall weather approaching, the LGBTQ* Services is hosting our annual Rainbow Fall Feast.
It's the time of year when we get together with our chosen families and share our love with the LGBTQ* community, family, and friends.  
There will be food, drinks, music, dancing, and more!

To RESERVE a seat, please RSVP using the link or the QR code on the poster. You can invite up to two outside guests.

See you there!
Please contact us at or (631) 632-1690 for any accessibility needs or concerns.

Rainbow Fall Feast

Stony Brook Stories Interviews
Center for Multilingual and Intercultural Communication

Language Diversity Initiative:  Speakers of languages other than English can be silenced in a US university environment, and the knowledge and identities they possess in those languages are then lost to the academic community.  The purpose of this project is to record the stories of multilingual and multidialectal speakers at Stony Brook and to raise awareness of language as a critical element of diversity on campus.  Nobody knows how many languages are spoken by people at Stony Brook or how many speakers of those languages there are.  Help us find out!  We want to hear your stories.

Tell your story! 30-minutes Interviews- Zoom Appointment
Sign up Now!


MIC Stony Brook Stories


What’s Happening in Campus Dining? 
Check out the full CalendarFSA & Campus Dining


Throughout the month, East Side and West Side dine-in will feature authentic cuisine for breakfast,  lunch, and dinner inspired by Native American chefs.

International Breakfast Fare | 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Flavors of Native America

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | West Side Dine-In
Thursday, November 10, 2022- East Side Dine- In

NAHM Breakfast

Native American Heritage Month 2022

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | East Side Dine-In
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | West Side Dine-In

These events are in the Dine-In locations, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the events and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

Monday, November 7 

Inspired by Chef Lois Ellen Frank

  • Three Sisters Stew
  • Blue Cornbread

Inspired by Chef Freddie Bitsoie

  • Fried Cornbread

Inspired by in Harvest

  • Aztec Blend Rice
  • Mayan Tok-Sel Lima Beans

NAHM Chef Menu


Monday, November 14

Featured lunch menu includes Chicken with Hominy Casserole, Grilled Corn and Blue Cornbread recipes inspired by Chef Lois Ellen Frank and Acorn Squash with Cider Drizzle and Fried Cornbread recipes inspired by Chef Freddie Bitsoie.

Monday, November 21

Featured lunch menu includes Three Sisters Stew and Blue Cornbread recipes inspired by Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Fried Cornbread recipes inspired by Chef Freddie Bitsoie and Aztec Blend Rice and Mayan Tok-Sel Lima Beans recipes inspired by In Harvest.

Monday, November 28

Featured lunch menu includes Roasted Turkey, Three Pepper Relish, Mesa Squash Fry with Sunflower Seeds and Blue Cornbread recipes inspired by Chef Lois Ellen Frank and Fried Cornbread and Vegetable Pozole recipes inspired by Chef Freddie Bitsoie.

Military Appreciation Month
Free Coffee for our Honored Veterans 

Show your Military ID for a FREE* cup of City of Saints Coffee at Emporium at East Side Dining and Market at West Side.

*Limit 1 daily during the month of November.

Military Free Coffee

International Education Week November 14 - 18

The Office of Global Affairs has arranged a series of programs for faculty, staff and students to expand their global awareness. This annual event is designed to promote international understanding and support educational exchange. East Side and West Side Dine-in will feature “Global Eats” dine-in lunch menus in support of this program.

Enjoy cuisines from El Salvador, Polynesia, Turkey, Korea and France! 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | East Side Dine-In
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM | West Side Dine-In

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | East Side Dine-In
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | West Side Dine-In

Global Eats

Monday, November 14
El Salvador (Dinner Menu)

Chuletas De Cerdo: Grilled Pork Chops with Sautéed Onions
Camarones En Salsa De Tomato: Shrimp Scampi with Tomato Sauce
Casmiento: Rice & Beans
Platanos Maduros: Fried Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday, November 15
Polynesia (Lunch Menu)

Huli Huli Chicken with Ginger Pineapple Soy Sauce
Roasted Tri-Color Peppers
Sesame Spinach Stir Fry
Sesame Grilled Tofu with Jasmine Rice and Curry Sauce

Wednesday, November 16
Turkey (Lunch Menu)

Turkey Kavurma Roasted Chicken Thighs and Vegetables
Turk Pilav: Turkish Rice Pilaf with Toasted Orzo
Baba Ghanoush: Turkish Toasted Eggplant and Tahini
Ramazan Pidesi: Turkish Flat bread

Thursday, November 17
Korea (Lunch Menu)

Roast Pork Lettuce Wraps with Bibb Lettuce and Scallion Rice served with choice of toppings: scallions, pickled onions, cucumber, garlic ginger salad, sambal sauce

Friday, November 18 
France (Lunch Menu)

Coq au Vin: Couscous with Parsley
Roasted Green Beans and Shallots
Croque Madame Sandwich

Thanksgiving 2022
Friendsgiving at SAVOR

Thursday, November 17
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM | Roth Food Court

Friendsgiving at Roth


  • Roasted Turkey with Gravy
  • Mashed Sweet Potato
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Dinner Roll
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Fountain Beverage


  • Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy
  • Vegan Mashed Sweet Potato
  • Vegan Cornbread Stuffing
  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Dinner Roll
  • Vegan Apple Crisp
  • Fountain Beverage

Price: $19.95

Saturday, November 19

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | East Side Dine-In at Chef's Table
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | West Side Dine-In at International Market

Friendsgiving Dine-In Dinner

Chef's Table at East and International Market at West

  • Roasted Turkey
  • Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes
  • Crispy Green Beans
  • Turkey Stuffing
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce
  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Wild Rice Stuffing
  • Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Roasted Corn


  • Pumpkin Prosciutto Mac n' Cheese

This event is in the Dine-In location, so you can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the event and all-you-care-to-eat menu options at all of the food platforms within Dine-In.

Join us forThanksgiving
Thursday, November 24, 2022
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Seawolves Kitchen at East Side Dine-In

FSA Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Traditional Roasted Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy
  • Roasted Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup
  • Roasted Root Vegetables in a Cranberry Citrus Glaze
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze, Shaved Parmesan and Bacon Lardons
  • Bourbon Maple Sweet Potato Mash
  • Au Gratin Potatoes with Gruyere, Parmesan and Roasted Garlic
  • Baked Apple Pecan Cornbread Stuffing
  • Warm Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Cranberry Orange Chutney
  • Beyond Meat Vegan Shepherds Pie
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie

    You can enter with a meal swipe, dining dollars, Wolfie Wallet, or credit/debit card and enjoy the special menu.