With the racial divide in our nation at new heights, recent tragic events have also opened up bigger conversations around structural and systemic racism, racial disparity in healthcare, implicit bias, negative stereotypes and more.
The new episode of “Beyond the Expected: Stony Brook’s Diversity Plan in Action” podcast explores what Stony Brook University is doing, all across campus, to address these kinds of issues and enhance our Diversity Plan in all disciplines. The main goal is to provide a just, equitable and humane campus community for all. Panelists provide insights into how they’ve broken through barriers, individually and professionally, as persons of color. Click here to watch “Beyond the Expected: Stony Brook’s Diversity Plan in Action”.
Moderator Dr. Judith Brown Clarke, Chief Diversity Officer spoke with guests:
Carmen Gonzalez, Stony Brook University’s Assistant Vice President for Procurement. She has held U.S. and global supply chain roles in both the higher education and corporate sectors. As part of her role at Stony Brook, she leads the areas of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business, which are integral components of our commitment to supplier diversity. It’s how we ensure we not only have a diverse student and faculty population, but that we are giving our diverse vendors the opportunities to partner with us and thrive.
Dr. Zebulon Vance Miletsky, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and a historian specializing in recent African-American History, Civil Rights and Black Power, Urban History, Mixed Race and Biracial identity, and Hip-Hop Studies. His research interests include: African-Americans in Boston; Northern freedom movements outside of the South; mixed race history in the U.S.; and the Afro-Latin diaspora. He is the author of numerous articles, reviews, essays and book chapters and is currently working on a manuscript on the civil rights movement in Boston.
Dr. Jedan Phillips, MD, family medicine specialist and full-time faculty member at Stony Brook Medicine, where he treats patients and is involved with medical education and leading-edge research. Dr. Phillips also serves as the Medical Director for Stony Brook Medicine’s Home Outreach and Medical Education — or HOME — program. This is a walk-in medical clinic for the uninsured that provides learning opportunities to medical students, and healthcare to the community — a program that helps address some of the racial disparity issues in our current healthcare system.