“Lived experiences shape our worldview. When we can view the world through the lens of oppressed and marginalized groups of people, we become more inclusive and accepting of differences and embrace ways to honor diversity through cultural humility.”
Mental health in the LGBTQIA+ community; anti-racist practices in higher education; racial trauma; substance abuse; generational poverty and trauma of the Black family; decolonizing the social work profession
Tonya Myles-Day joined the University at Buffalo School of Social Work from Buffalo State University, where she served as a full-time lecturer in the Social Work Department. Myles-Day is a current DSW candidate at Simmons University and received her MSW from the UB School of Social Work.
Myles-Day’s research focuses on addressing implicit and explicit racism experienced by BIPOC students at predominantly white institutions and how these experiences may affect the learning environment for students of color. Additionally, her work looks at how accessibility and anti-racist components can be added to diversity, equity and inclusion trainings to improve the outcomes of DEI practices by faculty and staff with BIPOC students.
Myles-Day was an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow, as well as an MFP-Y fellow through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).