The Social Science Research Institute at Farmingdale State College promotes excellence guided by ethics in fostering scientific and social advances. Altruism and civic engagement together serve as both the means to human success and the goal of cultural and technological progress. The SSRI is committed to social justice and community advocacy.
Miriam K. Deitsch, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)
Farmingdale State College of the State University of New York
2350 Broad Hollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
106 Thompson Hall
phone: (631) 420 2669 (fax) 631 420 2449
The Farmingdale State College Social Science Research Institute is organizing a conference on Social Justice here on our campus on Saturday April 20, 2013.
The conference is being funded by the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence Grant. The conference invites faculty, students, student organizations, staff, the local community, non-governmental social justice organizations, and local government officials to the first conference of this kind on our campus. It will combine cutting-edge research on the persistence of inequalities such as: gender inequality, environmental injustice, educational inequalities, and LGBT issues with information on getting involved in local non-profit organizations aimed at addressing these quagmires. The primary objectives of the conference are to: disseminate information about pressing social issues and to foster social change through civic engagement. Our goal is engage in meaningful dialogue about how we here on Long Island, in New York, and in the United States can work towards achieving equality, social justice, and equal access to vital resources regardless of race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation. Our goal is to promote a culture of diversity, so that students and the community know that Farmingdale State College and the State University of New York are committed to fostering a culture of equality, one that celebrates multiculturalism, and stands for equality.
Please continue to check our website for updates about program and registration. Feel free to contact Dr. Miriam Deitsch, Director of the SSRI and/or Dr. Angela Jones organizer. Dr. Deitsch- email@example.com and Dr. Jones- firstname.lastname@example.org