Spring 2020 Events

Are you planning a diversity-related event? Contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, diversity@brockport.edu, to have your event advertised on our event calendar.

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February 18, 2020, 6 - 7 pm, Eagles Lookout
Librada Paz: The Voice of Farmworkers' Rights

Librada Paz was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and came to the United States as a teenager in search of a better life. She worked along the east coast picking fruits and vegetables and landed right here in Brockport. She attended Brockport High School and worked on the local farms at night and on weekends, where she learned firsthand about working conditions in the fields.

An RIT alumna and tireless advocate for the passage of New York State’s Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, Paz will share her compelling story on Tuesday, February 18 at 6 pm in the Eagle's Lookout. All are welcome to attend.

February 25-26, 2020, 9 am - 7 pm, Seymour College Union Ballroom
Tunnel of Oppression

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression. Designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power Tunnel guides participants through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about issues of oppression. Tunnel strives to give people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way.  


March 26, 2020, 3;15 - 5 pm, Seymour College Union Ballroom
Community Conversation

Topic TBD 


April 8 - 11
Unity Trip to Atlanta, GA

Leaders of Brockport Student Government’s Cultural Council attend, totally 50 students. On the trip the students will learn about their cultural histories, develop stronger relationships with peers, and broaden their knowledge of diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, and inclusive excellence. To get more information on the trip, visit the Unity Trip webpage or contact us.

April 20, 2020, 3:15 - 5 pm, Seymour College Union Ballroom
Community Conversation

Topic TBD


May 8, 2020, 4 pm, Seymour College Union Ballroom
Lavender Ceremony

The Lavender Ceremony is an informal graduation ceremony held by universities to honor and celebrate their LGBTQIA+ students and Allies. This event is not meant to replace commencement, but to compliment it. It is a time to celebrate the student's accomplishments and contributions to the university.

May 13, TBD
AALANA Graduation Ceremony

The ALANA Graduation Ceremony is a time to recognize the accomplishments of graduating seniors from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. It has historically honored graduating ALANA (African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American) students. More information coming soon.

Past Events

February 3, 2020, 7:30 pm, Seymour College Union Ballroom
Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

This year's speaker is Dr. Angela D. Sims, the first female President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS). She is the author and co-author of several books and is the recipient of an array of grants and fellowships. A renowned Womanist scholar, and a member of the National Baptist denomination, Dr. Sims’ research and writing focuses on ethical complications related to lynching and issues of poverty. She has been featured on Religion and Ethics Newsweekly and in articles in the Dallas Morning News, the Baptist Standard and The New York Times. Prior to pursuing her theological work, Dr. Sims served in the business field–skills that have proven essential in her administrative work.     

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of African and African-American Studies, Brockport Student Government, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Promoting Excellence in Diversity grant.

Last Updated 2/14/20

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