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Student Diversity & Social Justice News

Student Diversity & Social Justice (SDSJ) engages with the campus community to provide co-curricular multicultural, international, and social justice programming and operates the Center for Social Justice.

Current Student Diversity & Social Justice News

Portrait of Kevin Wright, assistant director for Student Diversity and Social Justice
People | October 12, 2020

This founding member of UNLV's Anti-Black Racism Task Force began questioning unfair practices in high school — and nearly got suspended for it.

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Campus News | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

Campus News | October 8, 2020

Nevada's undergraduate students are steadfast in pursuing higher education at UNLV despite COVID-19 challenges.

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Campus News | June 18, 2020

Video from Student Diversity and Social Justice will mark holiday commemorating the end of slavery.

A UNLV student tour guide leads a group of Clark County School District students on a tour of UNLV's campus.
Business and Community | February 14, 2019

Nearly 300 local high school juniors visit UNLV during annual recruitment event.

Gold Butte National Monument Petroglyphs
Business and Community | June 22, 2017

Sociology-based program connects students to community issues and social justice causes.

Student Diversity & Social Justice In The News

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Brenda Williams had just been hired as the first Black bank teller in Nevada.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 24, 2017

A UNLV group is hosting “UndocuWeek,” offering legal and health information and networking and advocacy opportunities to undocumented students.

Recent Student Diversity & Social Justice Accomplishments

October 13, 2020
Mary Whitehead (Student Diversity & Social Justice) presented a Virtual Solidarity Workshop for the Girl Scouts of America.  The presentation focused on accepting, including, and honoring those who may not have been celebrated throughout history.
October 13, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) was selected as a participant to be a part of the For(bes) the Culture initiative. This initiative was created by Forbes to create equitable pathways for Black and Brown professionals. This initiative is a hub for elite leaders of color who are breaking down barriers and impacting culture...
October 9, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) presented at the 2020 Virtual LEAD School, hosted by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. The topic of the presentation was incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into contemporary business practices.
September 28, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) served as a speaker for a tri-institution professional development seminar.  He spoke to professional associations representing California State University, Fresno, Adelphi University, and New York University.  The topic was understanding the historical context behind the intergenerational...
September 18, 2020
Claytee White (UNLV Oral History Research Center) facilitated a panel discussion as part of an event series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas." The panelists were A.B. Wilkinson (History), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice), and Brenda Williams of the Westside School Alumni...
September 16, 2020
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) served as a panelist for the professional development initiative hosted by the Zeta Omega chapter of Delta Sigma Pi at Northern Arizona University.  The topic of the presentation centered on the inter-generational significance of best business practices and how identity can inform how those...