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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Past Events

Fall 2018

Dec. 5

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Awareness Day

OASIS/HAVEN, Psychological Counseling Center, and the LGBTQ Coordinator present LGBTQ+ Mental Health Awareness Day!
Wednesday, December 5th at 12:00 pm in Student Union Room 401.
Join us for a conversation about resources on-campus and breaking down barriers.

Noon - SUB 401

 

Spring 2018

APRIL 6
XY(T)
By Kestryl Cael Lowery
"A poignant journey through the complicated world of gender transformation and testosterone injections"
Parker Theatre  •  7 PM

APRIL 7
A KIND SHOT
By Terri Mateer
A one-woman show about Terri Mateer, a pro basketball star in France, raised by a single, hippie mom, and how an African American surrogate father stepped in and taught her to play basketball. The play explores her life playing ball, modeling, stripping, designing Michael Jordan’s headboard, and taking lots of shots at life. It addresses sexual harassment and what anyone can do about it.
Parker Theatre  •  7 PM

April 17
Contested Memory: Global Monuments, Memorials, and the Making of History
This panel will explore how communities use memorials to create identity, demarcate belonging, perform citizenship, and produce social power. Panelists will explore these issues across a wide range of geographical regions and historical periods, including Ancient Rome, Buddhist India, postwar Germany, the Jim Crow South, and contemporary New Paltz. These various contexts will shed valuable perspectives for consideration of naming and memorial practices here on our campus and elsewhere.
Lecture Center 102 •  5-6:30 PM

APRIL 20
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.
Coykendall Science Building Auditorium • 4 PM

APRIL 23
LITTLE WHITE LIE
A film by Lacey Shwartz
Q&A With Lacey Schwartz following the film
What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us? How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Lacey Schwartz discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents’ own stories as well as her own. She pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.
Lecture Center 102 • 5:30 PM

MAY 1 
THE CONVERSATION
A Personal History of the Gay Civil Rights Movement
With Randy Florke; conducted by Gwen Walz
Lecture Center 102 • 6 PM

 

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
TALKBACK TO FOLLOW

 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