Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
What we do
The AMC Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (AIDE) Committee is dedicated to fostering an environment that affirms and respects the diversity in our community. To create a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable University, we partner with University Leadership to monitor progress, provide policy recommendations, and strengthen initiatives that focus on workplace climate, diversity in hiring, pay equity, promotion, and retention. We encourage administrators to participate in professional development activities meant to strengthen the community, increase awareness, and develop allyship.
Why did you join this committee?
"I joined AIDE to be with people like me. Some look like me; some don't. Some think like me; some don't. But it feels like a room full of people like me who want to move the needle forward so everyone, regardless of what they look like or think, has a voice and a seat at the table."
- Azo Michels, Post-Production Area Senior Manager/ Adjunct Faculty
"1 - I joined to help contribute to the community service initiatives in an impactful way and 2 - I thought it would be a great way to meet and connect with folks outside of the athletic department/unit."
- Curtis Spence, Assistant Athletic Director
“I joined AIDE to be an active contributor to the DEI efforts that affect NYU at large. I love working with mission-driven people who want to make the space they work in better for all. So far, it's been a great experience!"
- Diana Mendez, Associate Director, Breakthrough Scholars Leadership Program/Adjunct Faculty
Addressing Anti-Black Racism and White Supremacy
Use these resources we’ve compiled to find support and to build and strengthen social justice and equality within and beyond NYU.
Gatherings & Events
Past events include:
- Partnered with Christopher Street Tours for a walking tour of NYC LGBTQ+ history in June 2022.
- Co-sponsored an event with the Administrators of Color Network for a conversation on salary negotiations in December 2022.
- Partnered with the Asian Administrators and Allies for a self care and wellness event in October 2022.
- Partnered with the Asian Administrators and Allies for a tea ceremony and gallery tour in April 2023.
Calls to Action
- OGI has a compiled an antiracism education resource list 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.
- Take care of your mental health and wellbeing through benefits like our Employee Assistance Program, virtual teletherapy or virtual wellness activities.
- Check for future scheduled Zone trainings to help you strengthen your capacity for social and cultural equity on the CMEP website.
- From the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, here are upcoming events on Anti-Racism Education, Programs, and Resources, and NYU BeTogether.
- Read this article by Dr. David E. Kirkland, professor at NYU Steinhardt What is Racism, Unpacking the 7 I’s.
- The UDAR BIG - Resources to Combat Racism & White Supremacy is a list compiled by the members of the University Development and Alumni Relations Belonging & Inclusion Group.
- Read this article by Natalie McCabe Zwerger, a researcher at NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools - Dear White People, Let’s Not Continue to be our Ancestors.
- Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. This video provides a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can work to solve it.
- From Playbill, here is a starter guide titled Black Lives Matter Resources 101. There are many ways to support Black Lives Matter and protesters, from bail fund donations to educating yourself on how to be anti-racist.
- Some accounts to follow on Instagram @ardtakeaction, @ChristopherStreetTours, @NBCOut, @NextShark, @TheRoot, @SoInformed, @them
- Watch this video in which Black professionals talk race and work.
- Read the Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture and consider how these conditions apply to your workplace, community, and personal life.
- Review OGI’s new Disability Inclusive Culture webpage to learn more about ways to combat ableism and division of people with disabilities.
- Subscribe and donate to PushBlack, PushBlack is the nation's largest non-profit media organization for Black Americans, currently serving 9 million people across all platforms. PushBlack uses the power of narrative, especially Black culture and news, to educate and activate their subscribers to build their personal power and create lasting economic and political change.
- Support Global Accessibility Day, a day to focus on accessibility for all humans, which happens in May of each year. Make it a goal to annually review the NYU Digital Accessibility Checklist, Consider these step-by-step guides when using technology platforms for accessibility. If you are in charge of buying technology for NYU, review these Buying Accessible IT guidelines. Subscribe to NYU Digital Accessibility News.
- Subscribe to BetterAlliesⓇ, a weekly email newsletter with 5 tips on being a better ally and co-conspirator.
Books for additional learning
- Poverty, by America
- White Tears/ Brown Scars
- White Women
- Lies My Teacher Told Me
- Just Mercy
- Redefining Realness
- All Boys Aren’t Blue
- Jesus and John Wayne
- White Rage
- My Grandother’s Hands
- Born a Crime
- Between the World and Me
- A Promised Land
- How We Show Up
- Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual
- Teaching Diversity Relationally: Embracing Emotions and Embracing Possibilities
- White Sight: Visual Politics and Practices of Whiteness