Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five who was accused and convicted of a Central Park sexual assault, spoke at Stony Brook University about a wide range of issues, including racial inequality in the American justice system, on Oct. 27.
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
To celebrate Black History Month and the contributions of black people in the U.S., Stony Brook University (SBU)’s Center for Civic Justice hosted an interactive discussion called “Thinking Inside the Box: The Truth Behind the Stereotypes,” on Feb. 17. The event discussed stereotypes and how they affect the way we view ourselves as well as others.
On Friday, Feb. 21, the Staller Center for the Arts presented the acclaimed film “Harriet” to a nearly full audience. Directed by Kassi Lemmons, “Harriet” follows American heroine Harriet Tubman on her journey to freedom and her work in the Underground Railroad.
Miletsky, who identifies as half-Jewish and half-black, hosted a lecture called “Interracialism: Biracials Learning About African American Culture” to tackle the storied history of what it means to be African American and biracial, Wednesday evening in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library’s Central Reading Room.