MSiA Survey – Upstate Meet and Greet!

construction-13456_640We are currently planning a Meet and Greet for members at the Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park 2875 Union Road Suite 34, in Cheektowaga, NY 

 This event is an opportunity to bring together Western and Central NY members from the club to network, converse, hear a message from our President Layla Abdullah-Poulos (via media technology) and share in light snacks.
Please take 1 minute to fill out the survey that will help in planning the best day to schedule the event!

New Gallery Pics: Hate Crimes Forum

DSC02122MSiA members joined members of ESC Ed4All and the Human Services Collaborative for the Understanding Hate Crimes Forum at SUNY Empire State College’s Metropolitan Location.  NYC Public Advocate and SUNY Empire State College instructor Leticia James discussed the various causes of hate crimes.  Deputy Inspector Mark Magrone of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force informed the audience of the methods the police department uses to monitor for and address hate crimes.  Lisa Whiteside described issues of hate crimes and sexual assault in correctional facilities.

Pictures of the Understanding Hate Crimes Forum can be found on the MSiA Gallery page.

Hate Crimes Forum @ ESC Metro

Join MSiA president Layla Abdullah-Poulos and member-at-large Tanya Thompson at SUNY Empire State College’s Hudson location for the Understanding Hate Crimes forum.  The event is hosted by:

Register for the event on the SUNY Empire Alumni Events page.

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Protect Students of Color from Racism (PSCR)

signMinority Students in Action, ESC Education for All, the Black Male Initiative  and the ESC Human Services Collaborative launched the “Protect Students of Color from Racism” letter campaign.  We are asking New Yorkers to write Governor Andrew Cuomo and tell him to have SUNY College administrators enact measures to safeguard students of color from the harmful effects of racial microaggressions and assaults on campuses. Racism and cultural insensitivity in various forms carry negative psychological effects on students of color, distracts them from their academic endeavors, and creates an environment of exclusion on campus.  It is essential for colleges across the state to keep students safe.

1PRINTANDSIGNPlease print the letter, add your contact information and sign it. Then either scan the letter and email it to msia4students@ gmail.com or mail it to: Minority Students in Action, P.O. Box 662, Mastic, NY  11950

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Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act

signMinority Students in Action is assisting Brooklyn Defender Services with the collection of letters for the HALT Solitary Confinement Act.  The Act seeks to eliminate ” long-term solitary confinement beyond 15 days and create more humane and effective alternatives. Check out “3 Disturbing Facts about Solitary Confinement”.

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Please print the letter, add your contact information and sign it. Then either scan the letter and email it to msia4students@ gmail.com or mail it to: Jared Chausow, Brooklyn Defender Services, 177 Livingston Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

MSiA Meet and Greet for Western and Central NY Members!

DSC02021On behalf of Minority Students in Action, I am pleased to announce that we are currently planning a Meet and Greet for members at the Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park 2875 Union Road Suite 34, in Cheektowaga, NY 
We hope to use this opportunity to bring together Western and Central NY members from the club to network, converse, hear a message from our President Layla Abdullah-Poulos (via media technology) and share in light snacks.
Please take 1 minute to fill out the survey that will help in planning the best day to schedule the event!
Thank you for your time, membership, and club participation!  We hope to see you really soon!
Warmest Regards, 
Robert M. Barton II

SUNY Empire State College
Secretary – Minority Students in Action
NFC (Appletree Business Park) – Student Rep
Student Rep – Student Affairs Committee

New ESC Women’s Residency!

Get ready for the 2016 SUNY Empire State College Women’s Residency!

The courses included in this year’s residency explore the intersections of gender, race, class, and nation of origin. Courses include:

  • The Price of Gender and Race
  • Gendering the Global Refugee Crisis
  • Indigenous Women: Culture Loss and Renewal
  • Women in Hip-Hop
  • Women Writers of Color and the Romance Novel

Looking to satisfy a Gen Ed. requirement? Check out these courses!

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