Diversity Summit 2024 Proposals Due May 31

UNLV, in collaboration with Nevada State University, College of Southern Nevada, and the Desert Research Institute, is excited to announce a call for proposals for the 2024 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit to be held at Nevada State University on October 4, 2024. The UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives is seeking proposals for presentations, workshops, roundtables, posters, and panels that align with our theme, Good Trouble: Advancing the Legacies of Diversity & Inclusion in an Anti-DEI Era.

The Southern Nevada Diversity Summit is a System-wide collaboration that provides annual professional development opportunities to learn about social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. This event is free of charge for all Nevada faculty, staff, students, and community partners to attend, though space is limited for in-person attendance.

Nevada State will prioritize proposals that actively engage students and center student voices. They are particularly interested in proposals that address one of the following topics: 

  • Elevating student voices, civic engagement, & activism
  • Honoring the legacies and histories of diversity, equity, & inclusion
  • Responding to the current national landscape of diversity, equity, & inclusion
  • Strategizing collective action for social justice & civil rights
  • Coalition-building & solidarity that centers intra-group dialogue & strategies for effective communication
  • Disability justice & celebrating neurodivergent perspectives
  • Supporting LGBTQIA2+ and Trans students
  • Transforming policy, institutional culture, & practices
  • Dispelling myths about anti-racism and critical race theory
  • Imagining new futures for diversity, equity, inclusion, & liberation (ex: Afrofuturism, environmental justice)

Time: 60 minutes

Format: Breakout sessions in roundtables, workshops, poster sessions, or panels

Deadline: Submissions are due Friday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m.. For questions about the call for proposals, email diversitysummit@nevadastate.edu.

For more about the proposal submission and additional details, visit Nevada State's website.

UNLV and Nevada State University looks forward to a successful Summit and look forward to reviewing your submission!

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