DEI Media Archives

Welcome to the DEI Media Archives of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) at the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW). Below you will find fully captioned video recordings of previous events – lectures, workshops, conversations, celebrations – hosted by our office as well as the student-led Professional Development & Self-Awareness (PDSA) initiative. We encourage you to engage with the content with intention, and hope that the wisdoms may inform your deeper understanding of current events and issues related to power, race, oppression and privilege.

Heritage Celebration Panel Series

Narratives on History, Belonging and Activism

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Leadership, Management & Entrepreneurship students

Rick Greenberg, PhD, LCSW-R, Lecturer, Columbia School of Social Work. explains the road to getting an LCSW for students in the Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship (LME) for Social Justice Specialization.

Honoring Trans Day of Visibility

Multi-hyphenate artist Morticia Antoinette Godiva discusses her work in video and what Trans Day of Visibility means to her. Presented by the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Celebrating Queer Heritage Month – A Conversation with Drag Artist Zaccary Belliveau, AKA Inita D.

CSSW and DEI are proud to celebrate Queer Heritage Month with this conversation with Zaccary Belliveau-Inita D, a biracial drag queen, dancer, swim instructor, cheerleader, philanthropist and business woman.

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month, 2023 – A Panel Featuring CSSW Alumni

Three alumni discuss their experiences at CSSW as part of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month. Featuring Jonathan Chang, Praha Lamisa and Elise Jayakar. Presented by The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Columbia School of Social Work.
Moderated by Alonzo Shaw-Graham, Assistant Director, The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Columbia School of Social Work.

Jewish Identity and Antisemitism: A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion about Jewish Identity and Antisemitism, featuring Eden Cohen, Jordyn Tilchen, and Ilana Wolstein, and moderated by Professor Samantha Fried.

Antisemitism Today & Yesterday: How Allies Can Work Together for a Better Future

CSSW’s Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion presents a virtual lecture and Q&A on antisemitism and allyship featuring Rabbi Ron Fish. Rabbi Fish currently serves as the East Division Director of Antisemitism Education and Advocacy for the Anti Defamation League, serving from Maine to Delaware. His central role is in addressing antisemitism on college campuses today and to offer support for Jewish communities during those first years of adolescent independence.

Black Heritage Month Panel – Being and Belonging at CSSW

CSSW alumni discuss their experiences during their time at the School of Social Work. Panelists include, Syndee Corriders, Sharlene Green, Jean-Louis, Durrell Washington Sr., and Ama Konadu. Moderated by Lorenzo Shaw-Graham.

The Long Covid Survival Guide: Readings and discussions by four of the authors

Four contributors to the book, The Long Covid Survival Guide, read from their essays and take part in a panel discussion afterwards. The authors are Chimére L. Smith, Monique Jackson, Pato Hebert, and Karla Monterroso. The moderator is Terri L Wilder, MSW, adjunct lecturer at the Columbia School of Social Work.

2022 Native American Heritage Panel

2022 Native American Heritage Panel, featuring Jolie Varela and Cliff Matias. Presented by the Columbia School of Social Work, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

2022 LGBTQIA+ History Month Panel

2022 LGBTQIA+ History Month Panel, presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of Columbia School of Social Work.

2022 Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month: A discussion

This year’s Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month event featured JP Almanzar, Bryan Clavel, and Isa Noyola.

2020 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Lionmail account required to access. Click here or the image above to view. Panelists included Kajori Chaudhuri, E.J.R. David, Linda Furuto, Deborah Lauter, & Kai Zhang, moderated by Christopher Won (May 15, 2020)

2021 Black History Month

Panelists included Angelica Lindsey-Ali, Devin Lowe, The Reverend Kyndra Frazier ’14, & Yomi Wrong, moderated by Karma Lowe (February 10, 2021)

2020 Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

Panelists included Fabian Romero (Purepécha), Goddess Tyescha, & Sonia Medel, moderated by Vivianne Guevara ’08 (October 7, 2020)

2020 Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month

Panelists included Enei Begaye (Diné & Tohono O’odham), Marian Patterson (White Mountain Apache), Noel Altaha ‘16 (White Mountain Apache), & Talia Eames (Tlingit), co-moderated by Larrita Riggs (Diné & Navajo), Karma Lowe and Christopher Won (November 11, 2020)

2021 Celebrate Diversity Month

Panelists included Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy (Lumbee), Cara Page, Linda Sarsour, & Valeria Martinez, moderated by Christopher Won (April 7, 2021)

2021 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Panelists included Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu (Kānaka Maoli), Lhadon Tethong, Lydia X.Z. Brown, & Sonalee Rashatwar, moderated by Christopher Won (May 17, 2021)

2021 Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

Panelists included Annemarie Pérez, Gloria Lucas, Isa Noyola, & Daphne Frias, moderated by Vivianne Guevara ’08 (September 23, 2021)


The Heritage Panel Series was started by Christopher Won (he/them), in the hopes of facilitating a narrative-driven platform that celebrates and centers the authentic voices of individuals who have been politicized and/or racialized into the categories of–Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous identities. The themes for cycles 2020 and 2021 were Belonging, History, and Activism.
  • Programming – Christopher Won
  • Graphic Design – Christopher Won, David Licata, & Katrin Kalketenidis
  • Website Design – John Bohn
  • Special Thanks – Panelists & Moderators, Karma Lowe, Office of Student Life, Communications Office, Office of Admission, Office of Alumni Affairs, Disability Services.

Professional Development & Self-Awareness:

Workshops, Lectures and Conversations

Criminalizing Survival Workshop

Presented by Angel Parker of Survived & Punished (October 28, 2020)

Dr. Joseph Gone Lecture

Presented by Dr. Joseph P. Gone (Aaniiih-Gros Ventre) of Harvard University (November 18, 2021)