FAS Diversity Dialogues

Led by experts in the field, FAS Diversity Dialogues are forums for FAS staff and faculty to build awareness around a range of issues related to diversity and inclusion.

Recent Diversity Dialogues

From Moment to Movement

From Moment to Movement

Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Video recording now available

Critical Reflection is the root of personal and organizational growth and change. Only when we become powerfully aware of our feelings, biases, and obstacles can impactful change begin. As we like to say, "You can't change what you don't acknowledge." At the last Dialogue, Crystal Fleming, PhD '11, asked us to reflect critically around meeting the moment of racism and COVID-19. She stated that awareness, however, is not everything. Awareness without action leads to continued stagnation. In fact, awareness without action can even be considered hypocritical. In her follow up dialogue, Dr. Fleming will explore strategies for powerfully moving into action toward equity and breaking down barriers in the process.

Better Understanding the Moment

Better Understanding the Moment

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
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By introducing us to critical race theory, Crystal Fleming, PhD '11, will explain how systemic racism exposes us to racial ignorance and she will provide a road map for transforming our knowledge into anti-racist change. When harmful ideas about race, stereotypes and biases are left unchallenged, discriminatory behavior is fueled, and the lives of black and brown people are devalued. Join us as we learn with Dr. Fleming, who seeks to inspire and empower those who are committed to building a more just society.  An author and scholar, Dr. Fleming will show us how to leverage our racial literacy for anti-racist awareness and activism. Dr. Fleming is Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies and Associate Faculty in the Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at SUNY Stony Brook.

Meet the Moment... Again!

Meet the Moment... Again!

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
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"We are tired.  Tired of the senseless murders of unarmed Black men.  Tired of the violence against Black people and people of color.  Tired of talking about it.  Tired of people not understanding.  Tired of being tired.  Despite this, we must take care of our families, ourselves, and keep up our engagement in our work.  Sometimes it seems like we cannot catch our breath.  Today we will learn how  to acknowledge the things that are making us tired and we’ll learn about ways that will help us meet the moment and get our second wind."