A school-wide committee facilitates conversations and information sharing across and among the different areas of LS; identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion issues of importance to the LS community; makes recommendations to faculty committees and deans on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; and reports periodically to the LS community.
A message from NYU Liberal Studies; the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; and a coalition of staff of color:
Unequivocally, Black Lives Matter. Recognizing the role that institutions have to play in ending the structural racism that has plagued this country since its origins, we at Liberal Studies express solidarity with those who seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, and far too many other Black people, many who have gone unnamed, who have died at the hands of state violence, white supremacy, and complacency.
Each and every one of us is responsible for dismantling the power structures that oppress BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) around the world. As we in the Liberal Studies community take stock of our own practices to contribute to a more just and equitable world, we heed the experiences, teachings, and wisdom of the Black community.
We dare ourselves to move past comfort and have the courage to convert self-reflection into action.
LS Student Council President - Sneha Sridhar
Chair of LS Student Diversity Advisory Committee - Kelly Bajuadji
Student Member - Ryan Carney
Student Member - Tolu Owolabi
Representative from the Steering Committee - Juliana Roth
Representative from the Academic Planning Committee - Ifeona Fulani
At-Large Faculty Member - Cristina-Ioana Dragomir
At-Large Faculty Member - Azeta Kola
LS Global Inclusion Officer - Tamuira Reid, Ex Officio (Chair)
Academic Affairs Representative - Kevin Bonney
Academic Advising Representative - Briana Martin
Representative from Global Programs - Sentinela Threadgill
Representative from Student Affairs - Irene Kate Patron
Dean's Office Liaison - D Simmons Jendayi, Ex Officio