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The Social Justice / Diversity Summit:

“Continuing Difficult Dialogues”

Presented by:

The Social Science Research Institute's Center for Social Justice

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Farmingdale State College Campus Center Ballroom 

Honoring Marge Rogatz, Lifetime Community Advocate


  • Bernice Sims, Author “Detour at Midnight,

  • Reverend Doctor Alfonso Wyatt, and

  • Elaine Gross, President Erase Racism and Summit Moderator


The Summit brought awareness of social justice issues through participation in educational roundtables led by local community experts.  Engaging conversation was held with the following discussion groups: Environmental Justice, Food Justice (and Food Security), Health Disparities, Homelessness, Immigration, LGBTQ, Race, Housing Discrimination, Educational Disparities, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, and many others.  This exciting day began with guest speakers who inspired us all to action!  Participants left with tangible resources and opportunities to create change in their own communities.

 This outstanding event was covered by FIOS1, MyLITV.



Additionally, this event was featured in the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion newsletter, "Diversity Counts."