Solidarity Thursday: Standing up for marginalized communities

The Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion at SUNY New Paltz collaborated with partner organizations on and off campus to host the campus’s first Solidarity Thursday event, focusing on education, advocacy and activism supporting marginalized communities.

“Many of our students, faculty, staff, and community members are dedicated to advocacy and social justice issues, but it can be overwhelming to figure out how to help or even know where to begin,” said Deputy Title IX Coordinator/LGBTQ Coordinator Emma Morcone.

“Solidarity Thursday really answers these types of concerns. It is an activism event where participants can make true societal change and positive impact during a short period of time. I was happy to witness first-hand how much our students value the importance of advocating for marginalized communities.”

The event was the outcome of a new collaboration between New Paltz Pride, the Office of Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion and the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, which holds monthly Solidarity Thursday events, typically in the City of Kingston.

The program introduces tips and best practices for how to take action on various social justice issues, helping provide students with meaningful opportunities to affect real change on the issues that matter most to them.

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