Deliberate Conversation Guiding Documents By - Dr. Rhianna Rogers (SUNY Empire State College) and Dr. Sara Drury (Wabash College) with contributions from John Suarez (SUNY Cortland) and Kathy Twist (University at Buffalo)

What are Deliberative Conversations at SUNY Empire? Deliberative Conversations at SUNY Empire grew out of a partnership between the college’s Division of Student Affairs-Student Life and the Buffalo Project. These conversations are an effort to increase cultural awareness, interaction and discussion among students, faculty, and staff around difficult topics. The uniqueness of the Deliberative…

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Sustainable Progress and Equality Collective (SPEC) - upskilling and building community in times of social unrest

Sustainable Progress and Equality Collective (SPEC) opened its virtual doors on November 9, 2020, its mission to empower individuals to become globally-minded change agents by helping them learn the essential skills required to build sustainable careers and make a positive impact in their communities. SPEC is working to achieve that mission by offering internships, mentoring, training…

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By Mikayla Schneiter

In response to growing awareness of the ongoing disparate treatment of people based on their race and sex in the United States, American institutions have endeavored to teach a more holistic perspective on diversity, equity and inclusion. Educators have brought previously-hidden voices from history into mainstream curriculums, and private and public employers alike have embraced anti-bias training…

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