DEI Fridays is a practice of community building, reflection, and learning where we aim to improve our campus climate around issues of equity, inclusion, and justice. We also want to equip participants with knowledge and tools to engage in social transformation in their communities beyond Baruch.

The virtual sessions, which typically take on Fridays afternoons, begin with a welcoming, the reading of Community Agreements (see below) and a brief grounding exercise to help participants enter the virtual space and set their intentions for the session. Then, there is a presentation of a topic (typically in an interactive interview format), followed by break-out sessions, share-outs, and informal discussion.

Topics address individual biases and prejudices; individual sense of belonging at Baruch and CUNY; and structural and institutional discriminatory policies, procedures and practices.

Registration for the SPRING 2023 DEI Fridays Series is now open! Please register for each virtual sessions below. (Note some sessions will take place on alternate weekdays this semester.) We look forward to being in community with all of you.

Sponsored by the Marxe DEI Committee and funded by BRESI.


Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don’t Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder

February 17, 12:00-1:00pm; here.

LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training

March 3, 12:00-1:00pm; here.

Navigating and Resisting White Institutional Spaces

March 10, 12:00-1:00pm; here.

Land Acknowledgements and Beyond: A Conversation on Centering Indigenous Perspectives

March 17, 12:00-1:30pm; here.

Celebrating Women’s Rights

Wednesday, March 29, 12:00-1:00pm; here.

The Courage to Teach and Research Racism: How Can Baruch Uplift and Protect Faculty and Staff from Targeted Attacks?

April 21, 12:00-2:00pm; here.

Teach-In on Anti-Racist Pedagogy

Wednesday, April 26, 4-5:30pm; here.

What Does it Mean to Be “Asian”? Understanding and Supporting the Asian and AAPI community at Baruch

May 5, 12:00-1:00pm; here.


Recordings and resources from past sessions are available here.

You can see the Fall 2022 schedule here:

You can see the Spring 2022 schedule here:

You can see the Fall 2021 schedule here:


  • We are a community in progress. We can struggle together; we can grow together.
  • We will practice active listening, respectful language, and kindness.
  • We can ask for “literacy moments” when there are terms we are not familiar with.
  • We assume positive intent and we also take responsibility for impact.
  • We value each other’s lived experiences and appreciate the vulnerability necessary to share them.
  • We are willing to slow discussions down to facilitate the exploration of complex, nuanced issues.
  • We are prepared for discomfort around these topics.
  • If content seems inappropriate or harmful, we will pause the discussion and may ask folks to discuss privately with the facilitators. If you need support during the presentation, please direct message the facilitator.

Please email Anna D’Souza ( with any questions or suggestions.