Brenner said he was pleased with the collaboration and progress made by the city, SUNY Oneonta and also Hartwick College to address issues since the Black List. The efforts to raise awareness of stereotyping and related issues, to enhance diversity and to establish venues for grievances are important steps, he said.
The heightened sensitivity also opens doors for individuals to say “I think I’m not being treated right,’’ Brenner said, and to address concerns before they become crises.
At SUNY Oneonta today, “Beyond the List: A Teach-in: Remembrance and Reconciliation’’ will present an atonement ceremony, a documentary screening, discussions about race and other programs. Cornel West will give a keynote address in Alumni Field House at 7 p.m.
Barnett, who is slated to participate today on a panel about lawsuits stemming from the Black List, said through today’s programs, SUNY Oneonta is acknowledging the Black List and applying its lessons.
“I’m glad they’re embracing it,’’ Barnett said. “Keep moving on.’’