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Diversity Summit

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The SUNY Geneseo Diversity Summit is a full day of diversity-focused sessions hosted by members of the campus community. We are thrilled that this year (for the first time) there are no classes on the day of the Diversity Summit! We also are happy to offer programming during the week leading up to Summit. The theme of this year’s Diversity Summit is:

“Creating an Antiracist Community”

Questions can be directed to the Office of Diversity and Equity (

Summit Overview

Keynote: Join us at 2:30 on Tuesday, March 2nd to hear from our Keynote Speaker, Geneseo alum Qurrat Ann Kadwani. Qurrat Ann Kadwani is an actress, producer, MC, TV Host and philanthropist. She is the founding Artistic Director of eyeBLINK and the head of the Theatre department. Ms. Kadwani’s one woman show They Call Me Q played Off-Broadway in 2014 for seven months at St. Luke’s Theatre in NYC.

Full Schedule of Events

Click any of the sessions for more information. Fill out the Summit pre-registration form to indicate your interest in attending one or more sessions.



  • Kelsey Dux, Office of Diversity & Equity Program Coordinator* (Team Lead)
  • Xiara Colón, SA Interim Director of Student Affairs & Diversity*
  • Margaux Carmel, Office of Diversity & Equity Program Coordinator*
  • Emma Lynch, Office of Diversity & Equity Senior Program Coordinator*
  • Jahnia Cherenfant, Office of Diversity & Equity Program Coordinator*
  • Marie Moren, Office of Diversity & Equity Program Coordinator*
  • James Aimers, Professor of Anthropology
  • Sasha Eloi-Evans, Director of Multicultural Programs & Services
  • Sarah Frank, Director of Residence Life
  • Mallory Giambra, CAS Marketing Director
  • robbie routenberg, Chief Diversity Officer

*Indicates Member of Student Summit Coordination Team

The Diversity Summit Planning Committee includes representatives from the Office of Diversity & Equity, the President’s Commission on Diversity and Community, Student Association and Student Senate

Quick Facts

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (all day)

  • Free and open to the public
  • ~25 Concurrent sessions!
  • Keynote Speaker (Qurrat Ann Kadwani)
  • You can participate virtually!

Schedule and registration

Get the Poster

Diversity Summit poster

Diversity Summit 2021 Poster

Volunteer Opportunity

If you or an organization you’re involved in wants to volunteer to help the week of the Diversity Summit or the actual day of the Diversity Summit, check out this google form for more information.