Multicultural Life and Diversity Office (MLDO)

Fall 2020 Programming

Re-thinking Abilities Workshop for Faculty and Staff

  • Monday, Aug. 24, 2020
  • 1 to 3 p.m. via WebEx

SafeZone Workshop for all

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. via WebEx

Peer Diversity Workshop for students

  • Monday, Sept. 14, 2020
  • 4 to 6 p.m. via WebEx

Black Lives and Liberation Forum Series #1

  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020
  • 4 to 6 p.m. via WebEx

Understanding and Advocating for Racial Justice Workshop for all

  • Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
  • 3 to 5 p.m. via WebEx

Black Lives and Liberation Forum Series #2

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
  • 4 to 6 p.m. via WebEx


  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
  • 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Re-thinking Abilities Workshop for all (date changed)

Racism and Bias in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

SafeZone Workshop for all

Speak. Listen. Teach.

  • Black LivesPast, Present and Future Alumni Experiences, Today at SUNY Cortland and How You Can Help
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 2020
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m via WebEx
  • Register for Speak. Listen. Teach.

Black Lives and Liberation Forum Series #3

Understanding your white privilege

If you have questions about any event please email the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office.

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Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Brown Auditorium of Old Main, Tim Wise addressed students, faculty, staff and community members about race and class inequity in America. Tim Wise is a leading anti-racist ally and is among the most prominent anti-racist write and educators in the United States. Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He is also the author of numerous books including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, White Like Me: Reflections of Race from a Privileged Son, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America.


Ricardo Destinvil is a SUNY Cortland Political Science major, Multicultural Life and Diversity Office intern, a National Student Affairs Professional Undergraduate Fellow, and a Residence Assistant. Mr.Destinvil has been expressing his critical race and social justice frameworks through art and we are proud to present #DontBoxMeInToo. This project is the second in a series of critical race and social justice videos that started with the original work entitled #DontBoxMeIn, which looked at the stereotype of inferiority in people of African descent. This video focuses on a broad range of stereotypes and Mr. Destinvil hopes that the video resonates with your lived experiences and awakens your drive to end the boxing in of those who are different.

Join SUNY Cortland Orientation Assistants as they share valuable tips for succeeding as a new student. In this video, they stress the importance of respecting all aspects of human differences and its impact on students' experiences on-campus. How will your conversations and experiences impact what you write on others' whiteboards and what others will write on your whiteboard?

"You Can Play" Mission Statement

You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.

You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success.

You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit

Ready to join us in our fight for fairness in the locker room?

Sign our "You Can Play" pledge.

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Multicultural Life and Diversity Office
Corey Union, Room 407-A
Phone: 607-753-2336
Fax: 607-753-2808

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