In the workplace, in the classroom, in personal relationships and in everyday life, being an ally means being in tune with the people around you. Respecting their views. Listening to them. Empathizing and caring. It means taking the responsibility to provide support through action -- even if you don’t look like the person or group you’re advocating for, or share the same background. You need to take on the struggle as your own and truly understand where they’re coming from to give their movement -- big or small -- a voice. On this episode of “Beyond the Expected -- Bridging the Racial Divide,” moderator and panelist Dr. Judith Brown Clarke, Stony Brook University Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Equity and Inclusion talks about being an ally -- what it is, how to do it and why it’s so important in today’s racially ... ethnically … politically divided society.
Adam Gonzalez is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Founding Director of the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center. He is an expert in cognitive behavioral treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, relaxation/mindfulness-based treatments and behavioral medicine. His program of research focuses on understanding the interplay of cognitive, emotional and behavioral health factors that may affect physical and mental health, as well as disease management among chronically ill populations. In addition to his responsibilities with the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center, Dr. Gonzalez is also the Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Consortium Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training programs in clinical psychology and the Co-Director of the Center for Disaster Health, Trauma & Resilience.
Juliette Passer is a practicing New York attorney, corporate diversity director, and Stony Brook University professor in the Political Science department who teaches courses on diversity, gender and inclusion. Juliette brings to the equation an extensive background in working with governments, and political organizations as well as multilateral institutions, to achieve these corporate goals for private companies. As such, she brings a unique business and legal understanding of international business transactions and business and political environments in architecting cross-border investments.
Moderator/Host/Panelist: Judith Brown Clarke, PhD
Executive Producer: Nicholas Scibetta
Producer: Lauren Sheprow
Art Director: Karen Leibowitz
Assistant producer: Ellen Cooke
Assistant producer: Emily Cappiello
Topic Co-Creators: Veronica Brown, Emily Cappiello
Facebook Live and Social Media: Meryl Altuch, Emily Cappiello, Casey Borchick, Veronica Brown
Production Assistant: Joan Behan-Duncan
YouTube Technician: Dennis Murray
Vodcast Director: Jan Diskin-Zimmerman
Engineer/Technical Director: Phil Altiere
Production Manager/Editor: Tony Fabrizio
Camera/Lighting Director: Jim Oderwald
Camera: Brian DiLeo
Special thanks to the School of Journalism for use of its podcast studio