Video Resources

These videos focus on important diversity and inclusion issues.  Please use them as a resource for your classes or events, or for your personal education.

Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-1975

This video revisits how a significant era in the history of the United States impacted Buffalo and UB. The individuals and events highlighted reflect a time when UB students and faculty were actively involved in the struggle for political and social justice. Many of these national leaders and activists came to UB at the invitation of our student organizations, reflecting the high level of student engagement in issues that challenged the status quo.

The Myth of the Asian American Model Minority

The Myth of the Asian American Model Minority. Prof. Cynthia Wu (Transnational Studies). Mar. 30, 2016

This video highlights student and faculty perspectives on the myth of the Asian American model minority. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Disturbing the Peace: The Black Artist and Public Discourse

Disturbing the Peace: The Black Artist and Public Discourse. Prof. John Jennings (Art). Mar. 28, 2016

Students and faculty in this video discuss the connection between race, art, and protest, including a recent controversial art installation on campus. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Why the Backlash Against #BlackLivesMatter?

Why the Backlash Against #BlackLivesMatter? Prof. Jason Young (History) Feb. 29, 2016

Students and faculty in this video discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, and the broader issue of discussing complicated topics on a college campus.  Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

What Does Diversity Mean to You?

What Does Diversity Mean to You? Prof. Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah (Management) Mar. 7, 2016

Students and faculty in this video explore the meaning of diversity, and how to ask people to share about themselves. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Unpacking and Negotiating Privilege

Unpacking and Negotiating Privilege. Prof. Miller (Law / VPEI) & Dr. Andrew Stott (English/Undergrad Education) Apr. 11, 2016

Students and Vice Provost Miller explore the meaning of privelege, and how each person experiences privelege differently. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Race and Privilege on Campus

Race and Privilege on Campus. Prof. Raechele Pope & Dr. Nathan Daun-Barnett (Educational Leadership & Policy) Mar. 23, 2016

Students and professors explore privilege, with a primary focus on racial privilege. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Off to College, But How Do You Pack Up Your Religion?

Off to College, But How Do You Pack Up Your Religion? Prof. Rebecca French (Law) Mar. 21, 2016

Students and faculty explore religious difference. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Going to School in a Segregated City

Going to School in a Segregated City. Prof. Carl Nightingale (Transnational Studies) Mar. 9, 2016

Students and faculty explore segregation, and the decisions people make about where to live and spend their time. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Teaching Islam from an Outsider's Perspective

Teaching Islam from an Outsider's Perspective. Prof. Walter Hakala (South Asian Languages & Literature) Mar. 2, 2016

How important is the identity and background of a professor is that is teaching about a diversity topic? Students and faculty explore this question through the specific example of teaching a course on Islam. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.

Why Aren't There More Women in STEM Fields?

Why Aren't There More Women in STEM Fields? Prof. Amy Bisantz (Engineering) Apr. 4, 2016

Students and faculty explore the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, including the role of stereotypes and other factors. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.