Black Solidarity Day

Black Solidarity Day

Memorial Field for Black Lives

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is a proud partner of ‘The Time for Reckoning: Confronting Systemic Racism, Seeking Justice and Reimagining Society,’ an initiative with an overarching goal to imagine a just society free of systemic racism against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

This initiative includes the placement of the ‘Dreaming of Timbuctoo’ historical panel exhibit in the Campus Center Great Hall, and the ‘Memorial Field for Black Lives,’ outside near Campus Center West. 

The memorial field, authored by Karen Davidson Seward, previously placed at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, New York, is intended to promote social justice through reflection and activism, awareness and exploration, and allyship and individual action.

At 5 p.m. on Monday, November 2, to conclude Black Solidarity Day, a solemn moment of remembrance was held at the field - located near the bus stop just outside the Campus Center.

Various members of the University at Albany community united in furthering and sustaining a community that is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.