Creating and Manifesting Belonging: A Distinguished Speaker Series event with Darnisa Amante-Jackson, Nov. 10


The SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series proudly presents an evening with Darnisa Amante-Jackson, a racial equity strategist, educator and reverberating voice for the disenfranchised, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

The event will be held virtually from 5 – 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend, and pre-registration is required using this link.

General admission is complimentary, with a $10 suggested donation to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, which supports future educational programs for our students. As always, New Paltz students may attend this Distinguished Speaker Series event free of charge.


The Culture of DEI: Creating and Manifesting Belonging

Amante-Jackson’s talk will explore the meaning of diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity (DBIE) and how it can it be achieved. She will also discuss the importance of building and maintaining the trust of people from underrepresented groups, who often bear the burden of diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity work.

This will be a thought-provoking and interactive session focusing on themes including:

The four I’s of oppression

How to build and sustain a culture of equity

How one can deepen and embed diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity strategies into classrooms, campuses, and communities.

A tireless champion of the BIPOC community, Darnisa Amante-Jackson is Founder and CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and DEEP Corporate Consulting Partners.

Her Distinguished Speaker Series event promises deep learning and opportunity for substantial growth for the entire New Paltz community.

Read more here about Darnisa Amante-Jackson’s work.

New Paltz faculty are invited to include this talk in their planned class activities on Nov. 10. The virtual event can be viewed from any classroom on campus, and students and professors can submit questions through the chat. Those who wish to be seen and heard will need to reserve an Extended Virtual Learning classroom for this evening, and can do so by emailing Assistant Registrar Molly Karanikolas at


About the SUNY New Paltz Distinguished Speaker Series

Now in its 14th year, the Distinguished Speaker Series connects the College’s alumni, community members, faculty, staff, students and their families with well-known authors, policy makers, scientists, media experts, business leaders and other luminaries.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is made possible by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation. The fall 2021 program is presented with support from Americas Best Value Inn of New Paltz, Campus Auxiliary Services, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Liberty Coca Cola Beverages, M&T Bank, Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Rondout Savings Bank, Royal King Cleaners and Sodexo.