The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity will host its 17th annual Equity and Diversity Conference is Feb. 23 in the University Union. Themed “Social Justice: A Movement Not a Moment,” This year’s keynote speaker is noted scholar, professor, TV host and author Melissa Harris Perry. New features include:
- This year, registrants can view and choose which workshops they would like to attend from the five conference tracks (bias awareness, discrimination policies and practices, gender and gender identity, race and ethnicity, and social justice education).
- The inaugural Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity Inclusive Excellence Award will be given to the College of Education’s Educational Leadership program of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration for their demonstrated commitment to culturally proficient instruction.
- To support faculty efforts to align student conference attendance with class assignments, extra credit, or curricular enhancement, student registration features include indicating conference attendance for a class, and for which class they are attending.
- A mobile app is available for conference participants for an interactive conference experience and going green for paperless conference programs.
- In addition to an evening spoken word performance by UNT alumnus Joaquín Zihutaanejo and student spoken word competition, UNT alumnus Quentin Moore will perform at the evening reception.
Though the conference is free for the first time for all UNT Denton students, faculty, and staff, registration is required and spaces are filling quickly. Registrants can indicate whether they plan to attend all or parts of the conference; please register no later than Monday, Feb. 13 to ensure conference meal accommodations. Learn more information about the conference and register online.