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.
Panel members from a variety of disciplines discuss the use of inclusive case studies in graduate and undergraduate courses. The discussion includes: rationale for incorporating inclusive cases; approaches to creating, revising, and selecting case studies that are inclusive for use in courses and across the curriculum; and lessons learned/tips and tricks for effective implementation of cases that depict under-represented groups. Click here to watch a recording of the panel.
Presented by the Office of Inclusive Excellence
International Doctoral Students Promote Anti-Racism Efforts through Humanizing Film of #StopAsianHate to Support Asian Community. To stand against anti-Asian racism, international PHD students at the State University of New York at Buffalo are promoting efforts by making a short film locally in Western New York in support of Asian students and the Asian community against biases, violence and hate crimes. The total of 110 film participants were recruited primarily on the campus and beyond, regardless of ages, genders and ethnicities.
Do you feel anxious when issues of race come up in the classroom?
Do you know how to recognize and acknowledge a microaggression?
Would you like to learn some skills for addressing racial issues in the classroom?
This workshop is designed to offer skills and strategies for addressing and facilitating conversations on race and racial issues. The presenters address common emotional reactions, identify common barriers to effective conversations, and provide attendees with skills to recognize and navigate race-related communication dynamics. Topics of discussion include: identifying and responding to microaggressions, recognizing positions of privilege, emotional regulation skills, and recommendations for creating "brave spaces" for these discussions. Click here to watch a recording of the event.
Presented on March 31, 2021 by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Counseling Services
What role does art play in times of need? In this moment of upheaval, reckoning, and change, what responsibilities do museums have in representing cultures, past and present, as well as modeling the future of diverse cultural landscapes? UB Art Galleries Curator Liz Park moderates a roundtable discussion with Candice Hopkins and Yesomi Umolu, two leading thinkers and curators in the field of contemporary art. They will share frank reflections on the limits of museums as sites of knowledge and explore the potentials of creating a just and open space in which art can amplify voices and broaden views. Click here to watch a recording of the event.
Presented on March 10, 2021 by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and UB Art Galleries
What happens when we call someone out for their words or actions? Is “calling in” those we disagree with more powerful than calling them out? Professor Loretta J. Ross, a human rights leader who writes and teaches on white supremacy, race, and reproductive justice, is challenging call-out culture. Professor Ross explores how call-out culture has become toxic and transformed conversations that could otherwise be learning opportunities into sparring matches. How do we uphold our commitment to social justice while resisting the pull of the outrage cycle? Professor Ross discusses how we can build a unified and strategic human rights movement that uses our differences as a platform for modeling a positive future built on justice and the politics of love, thus shifting away from a past based on the politics of fear and prejudice. Click here to watch a recording of the event.
Presented on February 17, 2021 by the Office of Inclusive Excellence in collaboration with the Gender Institute
In celebration of the naming of Mary Talbert Way, a street encircling UB’s North Campus, we invite you to learn more about Mary Burnett Talbert’s extraordinary life and work. Talbert is described by the National Women’s Hall of Fame as a “civil rights and anti-lynching activist, suffragist, preservationist, international human rights proponent, and educator.” Her pioneering work in the fight for freedom laid the foundation for the civil rights movement, and her legacy continues to this day. Click here to watch a recording of the event.
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.
This video highlights student and faculty perspectives on the myth of the Asian American model minority. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.
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.
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.
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.
Students and Vice Provost Miller explore the meaning of privelege, and how each person experiences privelege differently. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.
Students and professors explore privilege, with a primary focus on racial privilege. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.
Students and faculty explore religious difference. Recorded after a Difficult Conversation (DIFCON) event.
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.
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.
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.
Diversity is essential to excellence in the University setting. This series of four videos illustrates why creating a plan for conducting a successful search is critical, as well as the importance of building an awareness of implicit bias and how to minimize its effects. Total running time: 20 minutes.
Excellence—embracing and exhibiting the highest level of quality in research, teaching and service—can be achieved only when diverse perspectives are engaged. This workshop, conducted by Anne M. Etgen, Professor Emerita of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, illustrates why we recruit faculty for diversity and excellence, obstacles to achieving faculty diversity, how schemas affect the careers of women and underrepresented minorities, and what we can do to address these issues. Supplemental materials are provided to assist search committees during the faculty search process. Total running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.