A Liberal Studies-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 - Felicia Nara
Chair of LS Student Diversity Advisory Committee - Martha Chen
Representative from the LS Student Council - Emade Ekukole-Sone
Representative from the LS Student Council - coming soon
Representative from the Steering Committee - Tamuira Reid
Representative from the Academic Planning Committee - Minu Tharoor
At-Large Faculty Member - Ifeona Fulani
At-Large Faculty Member - Pınar Kemerli (Chair)
Academic Affairs Representative - Kevin Bonney
Academic Advising Representative - Paul Brown (LS Global Inclusion Officer for 2020-2021)
Representative from Global Programs - Sentienla Threadgill
Representative from Student Affairs - Hannah Pingelton
Dean's Office Liaison - D Simmons Jendayi, Ex Officio