The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI) will continue to provide consultation and guidance across the University as individuals, schools, units, and departments meet within their local and global contexts and engage in anti-racism work, education, and dialogue .
Anti-racism work requires sustained, proactive education and engagement as well as systemic, intentional efforts at micro- and macro-levels. Anti-racism work also requires individuals to take responsibility for their own learning and avoid placing the responsibility for that education on already marginalized and disenfranchised groups, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
While we continue to work with schools, units, and departments, and their Global Inclusion Officer(s) in responding to specific community needs, we have listed selected programs, education, and resources focused on anti-racism that are available to the NYU community. We encourage you to use the information and resources on this page, in tandem with other resources available to you across NYU, and other personal and professional networks.
Please contact the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitating Anti-Racist and Other Difficult Dialogues (Faculty and Staff)
This training session provides an opportunity to learn best practices in facilitating difficult conversations around racism, xenophobia, and anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs and values. Participants will receive strategies and resources for guiding effective conversations, drawing on dialogue-based research and literature. This training is intended only for faculty and staff who are planning to facilitate community dialogues within the near future. Ongoing opportunities are shared through NYU’s faculty leadership listservs.
July 23 (Thursday) | 9:30am-10:30am (EST)
Register for the training here.
Responsive Dialogue Consultation and Co-facilitation Requests (Student Leaders, Faculty, and Staff)
We know there is a large demand for facilitation support and guidance. Faculty and staff leadership groups received a link to a request facilitation and consultation support from OGI to support people in facilitating conversations for students, staff, and faculty peers around high-stakes issues. Those receiving consultation and/or facilitation support will also receive an additional overview of the Responsive Dialogues Guiding Principles resource to best support its use (review PDF resource below).
We have developed this resource guide to provide guidelines, considerations, and selected resources to support people in facilitating conversations for students, staff, and faculty around high-stakes issues. We will also provide access to those staff attending different Responsive Dialogues sessions, including the recent “Facilitating Anti-Racist and Other Difficult Dialogues” session held in June. This document is not a substitute for intentional and robust facilitation training.
There are many approaches and methods that could and should be explored ahead of convening a group. This is a guide that outlines some foundational practices and is by no means exhaustive. Hopefully, the questions presented and resources offered will provide a baseline for planning for difficult conversations in a thoughtful manner.
In this session for NYU faculty and staff, participants learn about anti-racism and strategies for addressing microaggressions: “What are microaggressions? How do microaggressions shape how we perceive race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and other social identities?” This session is interactive and includes collaborative dialogue around anti-racism work and understanding, preventing, and addressing microaggressions. Strategies for creating inclusive learning and work environments will also be shared. Faculty and Staff can register via iLearn. This session is offered quarterly.
July 28 (Tuesday) | 9:30am-11:00am (EST)
Enroll through NYU iLearn here.
NYU’s Global Inclusive Leadership and Management Institute (GILMI) is a three-part course that examines the role of inclusive leadership in achieving inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity within the work environment through an intersectional, anti-racism lens. GILMI is intended for NYU staff currently in leadership roles, including mid-management and above, who are responsible for leading or managing other employees. Complete the application and further details at this link for the virtual fall 2020 Cohort (closes July 10, 2020).
Hosted by the Center for Student Life and the LGBTQ+ Center. Panel discussion about the current moment we are living in as LGBTQ+ people. With a focus on COVID-19 and global protests against anti-Black violence, panelists will be representing the areas of mental health and wellness, social and community engagement, frontline health work, and NYU resources. More Information.
This event was recorded and will be posted on our YouTube page soon.
This NYU-wide program was held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 to commemorate Juneteenth and to highlight its historical significance in American society, which is often unobserved nationally. In doing so, this discussion provided a context for how we reckon with our histories in our present to re-imagine our future together— NYU BeTogether.
Panelists included Dr. Lisa M. Coleman, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, and Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver, Associate Vice President for Global Inclusive Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement, in conversation with Rachel Swarns, NYU Associate Professor of Journalism.
This event was recorded and posted on our YouTube page.
This panel, held on June 11, 2020, addressed anti-Black racism in the US, and globally, and the racism, xenophobia, biased actions, and violence that continue to be directed against people based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, SES, nationality, ability, and/or citizenship status across the world. This is not new, but rather part of the fabric of everyday lives for many.
This event was recorded and posted on our Youtube page.
This was a panel conversation around the anti-Asian racism that has resurged during COVID-19 held on May 4, 2020. Panelists included faculty and staff from NYU Steinhardt and NYU Shanghai who historicized, contextualized, and provided coping strategies for the intensifying anti-Asian racism that Asian-identified individuals may be facing during the current global pandemic.
This event was recorded and posted on our Youtube page.
This webinar is co-sponsored by NADOHE and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and features Dr. Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation at NYU.
Higher education institutions are microcosms of the larger systemic racism reflected in U.S. society and commonly reproduce social inequalities. Diversity and inclusion efforts in institutions of higher education, in the absence of systematic antiracism efforts, sometimes operate to marginalize people of color and those from other oppressed groups, perpetuating longstanding practices that arise from and reproduce a modern form of racial and cultural colonization. Thus, it is essential that colleges and universities become aware of how they reify and reflect racism in the broader context (George Mwangi, Thelamour, Ezeofor, and Carpenter, 2018). Higher education institutions should act to eradicate racism embedded in institutional policies, procedures, practices, and everyday operations.
This panel of nationally acclaimed experts will explore the crisis of racial violence in the United States, with emphasis on how higher education institutions and leaders must shift from a performative stance focused on diversity and inclusion to an intentional, active stance toward antiracism. More Information.
This panel was organized by the United Nations Remember Slavery Programme and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – in the context of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) – the webinar focused on how COVID-19 has exacerbated health conditions linked to structural racism and caused people of African descent to suffer disproportionately.
This event was recorded and can be viewed on the UNESCO's website.
Throughout the summer, we plan to host a virtual faculty seminar on Race and Critical Pedagogy. The main goal of our gatherings will be to highlight ways to respond skillfully and sensitively to issues of race, power, privilege, and oppression and the emotional responses they provoke in the classroom. We will also underscore the need for critical pedagogy in order to reimagine classrooms and create mutually supportive learning environments. Faculty will be notified via invitation using our Global Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement listserv. To join the listserv, please email email@example.com with the subject line: [Global Faculty Engagement listserv].
The Faculty Toolkit on Digital Inclusion synthesizes key research in the fields of inclusive teaching, online teaching, and teaching and learning in order to provide faculty with concrete strategies they can incorporate into their teaching practice. Each section provides an overview, strategies, and further resources for each topic area. This initial version will be updated at the end of Summer 2020.
The Inclusive Teaching Seminar introduces faculty to key ideas in the field of inclusive teaching, such as creating an inclusive classroom climate, empowering students to learn collaboratively and across difference, as well as connecting concepts to students’ lived experiences. Faculty who attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Stay tuned for information about the Fall 2020 Seminar!
Due to the success of our academic year programming, we will be hosting OGI’s Summer of Writing. Our weekly gatherings will be virtual, but we will meet regularly to maintain our momentum. The plan is to spend time working on your book, journal article, grant application, or any other writing project you may be developing. The main goal is to support faculty in engaging in writing with a community of fellow peers committed to helping advance each other’s work. Faculty will be notified via invitation using our Global Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement listserv. If you are NYU faculty, to join the listserv, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: [Global Faculty Engagement listserv].
These meetings will serve as an opportunity for faculty to learn and share about existing and upcoming resources, programs, and opportunities across NYU. In addition, we are in the process of developing additional responsive programs for students, faculty, and staff and supporting information sharing across schools and units.
We also want to offer a space for NYU faculty to meet with Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver during virtual office hours. Dr. Weaver will host office hours regularly throughout the summer and notify faculty via invitation using our Global Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement listserv. To join the listserv, please email email@example.com with the subject line: [Global Faculty Engagement listserv].
OGI has compiled an anti-racism education resource list (PDF: 114 kB) for community members to begin and continue their learning through articles, podcasts, books, guides, and other resources. This is a working document that we will continue to develop over time. If you have any recommendations of texts to add to this list, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.