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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

A woman sits in front of a wall of posters.
People | September 13, 2021

Interim director of student diversity & social justice reflects on making students heard, making room for all perspectives, and her Las Vegas ties.

photo of BLM mural on building
Campus News | June 16, 2021

Oversized banner celebrates campus diversity as part of student government initiative.

The Juneteenth flag, concentric white stars on a field of red and blue
Campus News | June 16, 2021

Student Diversity & Social Justice celebrates holiday marking the end of slavery with website full of reading suggestions, music, documentaries, and more.

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Campus News | May 10, 2021

The seminar for the campus community is aimed at helping students who have been arrested or incarcerated.

police tape blocks off an area
Campus News | January 28, 2021

Four-part series of conversations will address pressing community issues and pursue path to equity and justice.  

Black woman in front of building
People | November 2, 2020

The director of student diversity and social justice sees work as a life-saving mission.

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

June 2, 2021
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) delivered the keynote at the Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Gala at DePaul University titled "The Nuanced Legacies of Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera." They also presented at the HBCU Culture: Reducing Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking at HBCU's conference...
May 24, 2021
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) had his degree conferred on May 22. He earned a doctorate of education in organizational leadership from Northcentral University.
May 19, 2021
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) was awarded an emerging scholar grant with QTPIE: QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE IN EDUCATION. The mission of QTPiE is to educate, advocate, and build coalitions that advance equitable policies and practices for queer and trans people in higher education. 
May 11, 2021
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) completed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate program offered by the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.
May 3, 2021
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) received the National Financial Educators Day Award. This award recognizes those individuals who are working to improve the financial capabilities of people in their communities. Financial Educators Day launched in 2014 and takes place the last Friday of April (Financial Literacy Month) each...
April 29, 2021
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) presented to students within the Glendale Elementary School District about the importance of continuing their education as individuals with historically marginalized identities.  This presentation was part of an initiative that centers on the importance of having students in elementary school...