What We Do
The Equity and Campus Diversity Office is the official designee of the college president to ensure that the campus abides by all federal and state laws and SUNY policies with regard to discrimination on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability or marital or veteran status.
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The Complexity of Racial Identity: African vs African American
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Bulger Communication Center East Thursday, February 4th, 12:15 - 1:30pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Dr. Daymond Glenn, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Daymond Glenn is the Vice President for Community Life, Chief Diversity Officer, and Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Glenn’s current research examines the complexity of hip-hop culture and its implications for understanding the experiences of Black males in schools and society. Additionally, Dr. Glenn is part of an editorial team of scholars for the national Journal for Hip-Hop Studies, and he is the author of Critical Condition: Black Males and Multiculturalism in Higher Education. In his book, Dr. Glenn discusses the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of Black males and multiculturalism in predominantly White institutions of higher education.
Campbell Student Union, Assembly Hall Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Beyond Boundaries: Dare to be Diverse Film & Discussion Series
3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets
In 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy’s car. A gun entered the exchange, and one of them was left dead. Michael Dunn fired 10 bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the long journey of unraveling the truth. 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets follows that journey, reconstructing the night of the murder and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 -7:00pm - 9:30pm - Burchfield Penney Art Center
In collaboration with the Buffalo State’s Communications Department and the Burchfield Penny Art Center
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
In BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, Sanchez's life unfolds in a documentary rich with readings and jazz-accompanied performances of her work. With appearances by Questlove, Talib Kweli, Ursula Rucker, Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, Jessica Care Moore, Ruby Dee, Yasiin Bey, Ayana Mathis, Imani Uzuri and Bryonn Bain, the documentary examines Sanchez's contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement and her leadership role in African American culture over the last half century.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm - Burchfield Penney Art Center
In collaboration with the Buffalo State’s Communications Department and the Burchfield
Up Heartbreak Hill
Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. Erica Scharf’s Up Heartbreak Hill is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern. A co-production of Long Distance Films, Native American Public Telecommunications, ITVS, POV’s Diverse Voices Project and New Mexico PBS, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. A co-presentation with Native American Public Telecommunications.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm - Burchfield Penney Art Center
In collaboration with the Buffalo State’s Communications Department and the Burchfield Penney Art Center