Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, & Equity

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, & Equity

    At NYU Wagner, we know how important issues of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity are to everything that we do. It's a collective work in progress. By committing to it, we believe we can build better solutions to our toughest social challenges. 

NYU Wagner is committed to promoting the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE) in public service and to bringing an IDBE lens to the various domains that shape our institutional culture and help advance our mission. We know that markers of difference shape the way we see the world, the way resources are distributed, the way policies are made, the way boundaries are drawn, and the way institutions are managed.

 

We have a deep and long-standing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. As a school of public service, we embody these values through four domains:

  • Institutional practice
  • The educational experience
  • A diverse community
  • Wagner in the world

View NYU Wagner's IDBE Mission & Plan
Explore NYU's Global Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

 IDBE Resources 

Updates

Message from Wagner's Diversity & Inclusion Officer (June 12, 2020)

Dear Wagner Colleagues,

These last few weeks, we have witnessed our nation's response to police brutality and racism against people of African descent. Some have been silent while others have publicly spoken out, protested in spite of the COVD-19 pandemic, and shown their support/allyship to the black community. There are some who despite having strong feelings about these issues, have not known how to lend their support to these very important issues. I attended a meeting yesterday with the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Initiatives and Monroe France, AVP for Global Engagement and Inclusive Engagement offered some advice on how people can take action:

  • For allies and those who are not of African descent, you can educate yourself about black history and racism. Learn about the issues and understand the impact in today's society.
  • Donate to organizations that have been actively engaged in eradicating racism, police brutality, and those committed to solving critical issues within the black community.
  • Support black-owned businesses. A number of outlets have curated lists (NY Magazine, Forbes, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Uber Eats, Yelp, Epicurious, Glamour Magazine, Vogue, Etsy and many more)
  • Show support to your black colleagues; check in with your black colleagues.
  • The Office of Global Inclusion has updated their website in response to recent events and you can learn more about anti-racism education, programs and resources here.

I received an email last week from the NYU Leadership Initiative and they offered a number of ways you can get involved including organizations to donate to, petitions to sign, and education. Resources and information can be found in the attachment. 

You can make a difference and you can contribute to change. Together we all can play a part in creating change.

 

Thank you,

R. Carmel Boyle-Lewis 

Director, Human Resources | Diversity & Inclusion Officer

 

NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

212-998-7489 (voice)

wagner.nyu.edu

 

How Organizations Can Pursue Racial Equity

Professor Erica Foldy explains how organizations can pursue racial equity. Co-author of the book The Color Bind: Talking (and not Talking) about Race at Work, she is a frequent speaker at conferences and other venues.

‘I am a queer, Latino, Brazilian-born, Florida-raised, undocumented New Yorker.’

Lucas Lopes (MPA Candidate 2019)

I am a child of migration. I am a child of Russian and Italian great-grandparents who emigrated to Brazil in the 1930’s destined to manifest a new life for themselves.

This post is part of an ongoing series of student reflections on equity, diversity, and inclusion in public service.

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Lucas Lopes

‘I am a queer, Latino, Brazilian-born, Florida-raised, undocumented New Yorker.’

Lucas Lopes (MPA Candidate 2019)

I am a child of migration. I am a child of Russian and Italian great-grandparents who emigrated to Brazil in the 1930’s destined to manifest a new life for themselves.

This post is part of an ongoing series of student reflections on equity, diversity, and inclusion in public service.

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COURSES

Advocacy Lab is for those who could imagine working in national or local advocacy organizations that make change happen or anyone who wants to understand the art of issue advocacy as a theory and method of social change. An advocacy campaign attempts to impact public policy, most often through changes in regulations and/or legislation. There are a wide range of roles advocacy campaign workers… Read more

What are the possibilities and limits that communities, broadly conceived, encounter for achieving environmental justice at the intersection of race, class, gender and caste? This course develops a framework for understanding key issues in Environmental Planning and Activism from the perspective of communities, collective action and fairness. Students will also be encouraged to begin… Read more

The position of minorities in the United States, an immigrant nation since its inception, remains a volatile topic of debate that touches the core of American identity. While we will review the history of minorities in America, we will focus on their status within the cultural and political framework and examine the ways that how we understand rights as either individually or communally… Read more

Press and Commentary

Colleges Must Confront Structural Racism

Kevin V. Collymore, Assistant Director of Advisement & Student Services in The Chronicle of Higher Education

News and Stories

Takin' it to the Streets

Perhaps not since the 1960s has the world witnessed so many large-scale demonstrations. In Iran, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Bolivia, Britain, Iraq, Haiti, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain, Algeria, Sudan, and other countries, vast throngs of protesters have taken to the streets to decry corruption, authoritarianism, and economic stagnation.

Research and Publications

Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, & Equity Programming

Power Dynamics panel

Panelists tackle gender equity through dialogue on sexual harassment in the workplace

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First-Gen buttons

First-generation college students share unique experiences in panel event

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Headscarves in the Workplace panel

Headscarves in the Workplace panel explores intersectionality

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