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Allyship Week

At SUNY Schenectady, Allyship is about building solidarity and using one's power and privilege to highlight the systems of oppression around us and begin the process of dismantling the structures that maintain them. Join us during the week for activities that will help you better understand Allyship, amplify the voices of those in marginalized communities, and support an inclusive community here at SUNY Schenectady.

October 10-14, 2022


Monday, October 10

Podcast Follow-up Discussion

12:30-1:20 p.m., Virtual

Listen to Season 2, Episode 6 of the Many Voice, One Call podcast on your own, and then join us for a follow-up discussion.

Tuesday, October 11

National Coming Out Day

SGA Club Tabling

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Begley Lobby

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Smith

12:30-1:20 p.m., Carl B. Taylor Auditorium
Barbara Smith is an activist, educator, and author who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender.

Wednesday, October 12

Food Allergy Awareness Presentation/Discussion

12:30-1:20 p.m., Begley Learning Commons

Keynote Follow-up Workshop with Barbara Smith

2:00-3:00 p.m., Begley Learning Commons, Room 208 and Virtual

Thursday, October 13

Allyship Open Mic

12:30-1:20 p.m., Begley Lobby

Friday, October 14

Movie Day: Moonlight

12:00-2:00 p.m., Stockade Building, Room 101
Close out Allyship Week with a showing of the movie Moonlight. Directed by Barry Jenkins. A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.