May 1st at 2:00 PM

Breakout rooms will be dedicated with the goal of forming of a SUNY-wide Black Students Union with support from SUNY. The intention behind the SUNY Black Students Union is to create a safe space for Black & Brown SUNY students to share experiences, collaborate on ideas and continue to use their leadership skills and roles to benefit the communities they serve.

May 1st at 2:00 PM

The Necessary Dialogue

with the SUNY Black Students Union

( SBFSC in Solidarity)

The Necessary Dialogue Provides a space for Black and Brown students to discuss how we experience race in America and on our campuses. We are creating a space to come together as a community and create tangible solutions to the problems we still face on our campuses. With this dialogue, we hope to lay the foundation for annual SUNY-wide Black, Brown and ally meetings and establish the first SUNY-wide Black Student Union, allowing Black and Brown students to determine the policies and practices we need to create meaningful change for our community.

We encourage all SUNY students of color and allies to speak out, listen up, and contribute to the conversation. This is a space for us to vocalize our thoughts and experiences, and plan unified ways for us to collectively counter racism and discrimination, while creating positive opportunities and community. Allies are very much welcome to come to this space to listen, support, and learn how to assist through public acts of advocacy and sponsorship.

Join us at the table and be included in the movement. If you do not feel as if you have the capacity to add more to your plate, please contact us so we can involve you in whatever capacity you see fit.

"Encounters with Campus Police and their Effect on Black and Latinx College Students" by Tonya Bellings, SUNY OW Public Health Major and honors student.

April 26 at 2:40pm

MAY 13th 2:30pm-3:50pm

Deadly Ricochets

The carceral system and its tools of incarceration and hypersurveillance harm the health of those directly incarcerated, as well as their families, social networks and communities. The negative health impacts of the system ricochet far beyond the incarcerated, and fuel Black health inequities. In this critical discussion of what the empirical literature already has shown us about the negative health consequences of the carceral system will be situated within the context of historical research about the racialized development and functions of the contemporary carceral system.

Postponed until Fall 2021

The System is Killing Us: Abolitionist Strategies to Sustain Black Futures in NY State

A Vision for Transformative Justice and Abolition :

The research is clear: the criminal legal system is bad for Black health. What strategies are Black communities using to decarcerate, decriminalize, and divest from carceral harm? How do we invest in the future of Black New Yorkers?

Continuing Black Digital Renaissance