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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Events

FEBRUARY 8

Solidarity Thursday
Letter-Writing Phonebanking Community-Building

A monthly event that includes education on issues impacting LGBTQ communities and opportunities to take action for LGBTQ justice.
Food, activism and conversation. Materials and information provided.
Presented by The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, and New Paltz Pride.
 
Student Union 100S • 8 – 10 PM

FEBRUARY 10

The Every 28 Hours Plays
Praxis Series | Readings
 
The play is a national partnership inspired by our current Civil Rights Movement. It focuses on the widely shared and contested statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is killed by the police, vigilante, or security guard. 
Tickets are free at the door one hour prior to each performance. Limited quantity: first come, first served. 
Presented by the School of Fine & Performing Arts, Department of Theatre Arts.

McKenna Theatre • 7 PM
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 FEBRUARY 11

THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
Praxis Series | Readings
The play is a national partnership inspired by our current Civil Rights Movement. It focuses on the widely shared and contested statistic that every 28 hours in America, a black person is killed by the police, vigilante, or security guard. 
Tickets are free at the door one hour prior to each performance. Limited quantity: first come, first served. 
Presented by the School of Fine & Performing Arts, Department of Theatre Arts.

McKenna Theatre • 2 PM


FEBRUARY 22

Whose Free Speech?
Putting Struggles Over “Free Speech” and “Academic Freedom” in Historical and Material Context
 
A speaker series on free speech in relation to systems of privilege and oppression.
Speaker: Dr. Dana L. Cloud
Co-sponsored by the Women of Color Network, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Office of the President.
 
Lecture Center 100  •  5:30 PM

MARCH 6

Sojourner Truth Day
The Truth About Sojourner and Slavery in Ulster County
 
Join us for a discussion about Sojourner Truth’s significance to the Ulster County area. The panel will explore the ways in which scholars, students 
and members from local communities can assist SUNY New Paltz in legitimizing Truth’s legacy.
Moderator: Mark Colvson, Dean of the Library
 
Panelists: 
Nicole Carr, Assistant Professor, Black Studies
A.J. Williams-Meyers, Professor Emeritus, Black Studies
Greer Smith, Director, TRANSART and Cultural Services
Susan Stessin-Cohn, New Paltz Town Historian
 
Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
4PM Refreshments
4:30–6 PM

MARCH 30

Whose Free Speech?
On Responsibility, Accountability and Ethics in Academic Publishing
 
A speaker series on free speech in relation to systems of privilege and oppression.
Speaker: Dr. Farhana Sultana
Co-sponsored by the Women of Color Network, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Office of the President.
 
Lecture Center 100 • 4 PM

APRIL 18

Whose Free Speech?
Surveillance, Repression and White Supremacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
 
A speaker series on free speech in relation to systems of privilege and oppression.
Speaker: Dr. Farhana Sultana
Co-sponsored by the Women of Color Network, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Office of the President.
 
Lecture Center 100  •  4 PM

WORKSHOPS

LGBTQ+ Allies Training Workshops
The New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies are a network of faculty, staff and students who offer support, communication, and dialogue on issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identities. 
 
Interested in becoming an LGBTQ+ Ally? Register online for our upcoming training workshops at www.newpaltz.edu/lgbtq/allies.html

February 15, 3–5 PM  •  Student Union 402
February 26, 12–2 PM • Faculty Development Center (Teaching Faculty only)
March 14, 11 AM–1 PM • Student Union 402