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Other Events for Spring 2016:

March 22 (POSTPONED TO FALL 2016)
"Myth of the Model Minority" - Campus Center Assembly Hall, 6 pm

Speakers: Yi-Chun Tricia Lin, Southern Connecticut State University, and Vivien Ng, University at Albany (department chairs of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

May 3
"From the Pipeline to Clouds of Opportunity: Liberating the Academy" - Humanities 354, 5 pm
( A Vision-Building Forum toward Racial Inclusivity)

Previous Events from Fall 2015:

September 29
"We Belong Here... Or Do We? Racial Justice and Gender Inclusions" Opening Forum

October 26
Agents of Change Film Screening | Discussion led by Oscar Williams and Daphne Chandler of Africana Studies 

November 17
"White Antiracism: A Conversation for Everyone"

Featuring Mark S. Mishler, Albany Law School, and Naomi Jaffe, New York Prisoner Justice Network.

Racial Justice: A Transformative Conversation Series expands upon recent initiatives put forth by the university to address social justice, especially in the wake of contemporary social movements – from #BlackLivesMatter to #SayHerName to Title IX initiatives to Transgender Justice.  Focusing our series on Racial Justice is to foreground race relations and its role in the academy, as well as to take a leadership role in continuing difficult conversations about race and racism, albeit with the goal of transformation: transformation of our understanding of race and racism that impacts on both interpersonal and institutional levels, and transformation of our analyses that intersect race with other social factors, including gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, and nationality.

This series of events is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Albany Law School, Albany Venture Collaborative Fund, and the Departments of Africana Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Other supporters of this series include the College of Arts and Sciences, University Auxiliary Services, Triota Honor Society, and the Departments of History, Political Science, English, and Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies.

Co-organizers include Janell Hobson, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Annette Johnson, Africana Studies and the School of Public Health, and Donna Young, Albany Law School.

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