Supporting Excellence Conference

  • Supporting Excellence Conference
     February 7, 2023
     5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join the Macaulay Diversity Initiative for an evening conference focusing on advocacy and community organizing. Hear from our keynote speaker Sasha Ahuja and join our workshop facilitated the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU). The annual conference aims to open up a dialogue on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to advocate for an anti-racist community of scholars.

Macaulay Honors College is committed to creating a welcoming, healthy, and safe learning environment. Open to CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff.

Food will be provided


Hosted by
Macaulay Diversity Initiative:
Brianna Krummenacker (Hunter ’24)
Laila Gad (Hunter ’24)

Avi Mikhaylov (Hunter ’24)

Open Remarks
Dr. Dara Byrne

Keynote Speaker
Sasha Ahuja

Sasha Neha Ahuja (she/her) is a community organizer and social worker with almost 20 years of experience in advocacy and politics in New York City. Sasha has built her career driving racial and gender justice and facilitating community-centered policy change in government and in local and national progressive organizations. Sasha most recently served as National Director of Strategic Partnerships at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She has previously run citywide and statewide political and issue campaigns, served in an array of leadership positions in New York-based nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and served as Chair of the New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission and is a Commissioner at the New York City Commission on Gender Equity. Sasha is an Adjunct Professor at a number of schools of social work across New York City where she teaches at the intersections of racial equity and social policy, and serves as a trainer and for a

The Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU)

The NYC Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created to develop a new model for government outreach, using community organizing principles to re-envision how the City provides services to its most vulnerable communities. Rather than expecting constituents to navigate a complex City bureaucracy to get the help they need, PEU adopts grassroots tactics to meet residents where they are – at their doors and on their phones, in their social media feeds and in their communities. PEU combines this proactive outreach with comprehensive case management, and in doing so, combats disillusionment and builds long-term relationships between New Yorkers and their government.


Venue Phone: (212) 729-2900

Venue Website:

35 West 67th Street, New York, New York, 10023, United States