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Diversity Summit

The SUNY Geneseo Diversity Summit is a full day of diversity-focused sessions hosted by members of the campus community, with a keynote address by UPstander Dr. Omékongo Dibinga, motivational speaker, trilingual poet, TV talk show host, rapper, and professor of cross-cultural communication at American University.

Submit a Session Proposal

Please consider submitting a session proposal (form link), which are due by 12 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. Sessions can vary in length and format, and can include presentations, discussions, art activities, performances, and more. Be creative and have fun. 

Summit Overview

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020 
Theme: "Building an Inclusive Community through Support, Allyhood, and Activism”


Concurrent Sessions: 9:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. (various locations)
Keynote: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. (College Union Ballroom)
Concurrent Sessions: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (various locations)


Title: Finding Common Ground In Uncommon Times

Speaker: UPstander Dr. Omékongo Dibinga

The purpose of this keynote is for participants to explore what unites them as opposed to what divides them. We live in a society that is becoming increasingly polarized but even in our darkest moments, there are areas where we can all shine. Participants will learn how to have difficult conversations, how to challenge implicit biases, and how to build a community where differences are not just tolerated but celebrated!

Quick Facts

  • Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Free and open to the public
  • Submit a session proposal
  • Keynote by Dr. Omékongo Dibinga

Omékongo Dibinga

Dr. Omékongo Dibinga

This year’s Diversity Summit is organized by the President’s Commission on Diversity and Community, Student Association, the Diversity Committee of the Student Senate, and the Office of Diversity and Equity.

Questions can be directed to robbie routenberg (