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.