Continuing the Conversation: Antiracism in the Classroom, Wed. September 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. via WebEx

Student and faculty panelists will talk about ways they work against racism in their classrooms and in our campus community. Students, staff, and other community members are invited to offer their impressions and ideas about what works well and doesn’t in these often difficult conversations. Together, we will work on ways to make SUNY New Paltz a place where more members feel seen, heard, and able to participate fully in the life of the institution.

We apologize that this biannual event is scheduled on the high holy eve of Yom Kippur. A quote from this service:

“May people of all races and creeds forge a common bond in true harmony to banish all hatred and bigotry and to safeguard the ideals and free institutions which will be our pride and glory.” (Provided by Prof. Gerald Sorin)

a link to the recording with captions  is available here.

Continuing the Conversation Antiracism in the Classroom and Beyond 2021-09-15-18-07-15.mp4 (no captions)


Paula Perez

Asilia Franklin-Phipps

Adrianna Martinez

Facilitated by Carolyn Corrado (Sociology, Latin American & Caribbean Studies)

Date: Wednesday, September 15  (with apologies that this is the eve of Yom Kippur)

Time:  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: WebEx at this link


Student & Faculty Panelists, February 2, 2021 via WebEx

  • Melissa Paniagua, student in Black Studies and Finance
  • Jasmine Weekes, student in Communication Studies
  • Anthony Dandridge (Black Studies)
  • Shannon McManimon (Educational Studies and Leadership)
  • Jessica Pabón (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Student & Faculty Panelists September 23, 2020

  • Nancy Campos (Director, AC2 program)
  • Martine Kei Green-Rogers (Theatre Arts)
  • Kiersten Greene (Teaching & Learning)
  • Halle Paz, undergraduate student in Theatre Arts
  • Blair Proctor (Black Studies)
  • Evans Yeboah Jr., undergraduate student in Computer Science

Anti-racism in the Classroom.9.20 digital signage

Date:  Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 4:00 p.m. via WebEx

February 6th, 2020 Black Lives Matter @ School Week of Action

Student & Faculty Panelists

  • Laura Arias, graduate student in Humanistic/Multicultural Education
  • Nafeesa Nichols (Black Studies)
  • Taijah Pink, undergraduate student in Sociology
  • Melissa Yang Rock (Geography, affiliate WGSS and Asian Studies)
  • Robyn Stout Sheridan (Humanistic/Multicultural Education, affiliate WGSS)

Date: Thursday, February 6

Time:  5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: LC 102


Wednesday, September 18, 3:30 – 5:00, Science Hall 181

Faculty Panelists

Deyanira Rojas-Sosa (Languages, Literatures & Cultures)

Gowri Parmeswaran (Educational Studies & Leadership)

Kevin Slivka (Art Education)

Meg Devlin O’Sullivan (History & WGSS)

Carolyn Corrado (Sociology & affiliate LACS)

A little history:

February 6, 2019, CSB Auditorium

  • Anthony Dandridge (Black Studies)
  • Mark Colvson (Sojourner Truth Library)
  • Vanessa Plumly (German, WGSS and Jewish Studies)
  • Reynolds Scott-Childress (History)
  • Carolyn Corrado (Sociology, Latin American & Caribbean Studies)

Over 120 faculty, staff, students, and community members attended. Check out our “student voices” videos on Instagram: fdc_suny_newpaltz.

September 12, 2018, Shepard Recital Hall

Carolyn Corrado (Sociology) hosted a panel that featured Crystal Donkor (English), Tyrell Connor (Sociology) and Michael Smith (Teaching & Learning).  Over 103 students, staff and faculty attended.  This was the first time we invited students to join the conversation, and there’s no going back! (although we will continue our “building inclusive classrooms” workshops for professional and academic faculty).

February 21, 2018 Carolyn Corrado (Sociology) led a round table discussion for faculty and staff.  Panelists included:

  • Carolyn Corrado (Sociology)
  • Kiersten Greene (Teaching & Learning)
  • Anne Roschelle (Sociology)
  • Sharina Maillo-Pozo (Languages, Literatures & Cultures)
  • Jessica Pabón  (WGSS)

Fall, 2017 Our first Talking about Race in the Classroom session included panelists

  • Jonathan Rust (Psychology)
  • Tyrell Connor (Sociology)
  • Carolyn Corrado  (Sociology)
  • Shannon McManimon (Educational Studies and Leadership)

Our highly successful Spring 2017 community event centered on Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and brought together over 75 people.  Raine Grayson coordinated student performances and interpretations of the meaning of citizenship.

Thank you to the devoted faculty and students who made these events such a success.