Black History Month 2021: Events and programs for students, faculty and staff

All across campus, academic departments, student groups and other units are organizing events and programs to help our community learn, reflect and engage in dialogue on a variety of topics related to Black History Month.

A partial list of these events and programs can be found below. If you are planning a Black History Month event and would like to see it included on this list, please email the Office of Communication & Marketing at

Feb. 2: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Contemplative Practices | 12:30-1:30pm. Facilitators: Anthony Dandridge, Terry Murray, Chris Whitaker

Feb. 3: Anti-Racism 101: Part 2 | 4:00-5:30pm. Facilitator: Joel Oppenheimer

Feb. 4: DIFFvelopment | 6:00-8:00pm. Facilitator: Mark McFadden

Feb. 5: Black Lives Matter at School: Benjamin Center Research | 10:00-11:00am. Facilitators: KT Tobin and Robin Jacobowitz

Feb. 8: Film Screening and Discussion of Award-Winning Documentary 13th (2016) | 6:00-9:00pm. Film screening (6-8pm) and discussion (8-9pm). Facilitators: Carolyn Corrado and Nayyir Strasner

Feb. 12: Black Student Union presents Black Table Talk Episode 1: Interview with Raymond Santana | 5 – 6 p.m.

Feb. 17: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: The Power of COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Feb. 22: Black and Latinx Struggle for Liberation | 3:00-5:00pm. Facilitator: Galo Vasquez

Feb. 22: Black Struggle for Justice @SUNY New Paltz: Past, Present, Future | 6 p.m. Facilitator: Anthony Dandridge

Feb. 24: United We Zoom | 12-12:15pm. Community Virtual Photo Gathering. Wear a BLM or BLM@S shirt if you have one

Feb. 24: How Race, Class, and Gender Influence Student Perceptions of Vaccines: Findings from a Campus Attitudes Survey | 12:30-1:30pm. Facilitator: Benjamin Junge

Feb. 24: Anti-Racism 101: Stepping in and Stepping up! | 4:00-5:30pm. Facilitator: Joel Oppenheimer

Feb. 25: Black Lives Matter in Teacher Education: Antiracism in Practice | 3:30pm-5:00pm. Speakers: Clarice Brazas, Denisha Jones, Tarilyn Little, and Dana Morrison. Facilitators: Shannon McManimon

Feb. 26: Blackness and Latinidades | 3:30pm-5:00pm. Speakers: Denise Terrero, Elizabeth Diuguid, Cruz Bueno, Ethan Madarieta. Facilitator: Jessica Pabón

March 8: BLMS Collective: General Assembly | 4:00-5:30pm. Come learn more about the campus BLMS Collective, what’s on deck for the rest of the year, and how you can get involved

See more at our Black Lives Matter at School Weeks of Action web page.