NAU presents inaugural leadership and diversity conference

Northern Arizona University’s United Diversity Council and Associated Students for Women’s Issues will host the inaugural National Conference on Leadership and Diversity on April 22-23.

The conference, “We Are All Seeds: See Diversity Through Our Eyes,” is free for students, graduate students, administrators and advisorsRegistration is available online through Friday, April 15. 

The “Tunnel of Oppression” event kicks off the two-day conference from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the du Bois Center. It will feature interactive monologues, fine art and multimedia presentations depicting forms of oppression and injustice followed by opportunities for discussion and reflection.

Conference sessions will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the du Bois Center. They will address several topics including stereotypes, expanding higher education for students of color and LGBTQIA students, social movements and portrayals of cultural histories. Keynote speakers include Carla Christopher and Tamara Winfrey Harris. View the full schedule of events here.

The final keynote presentation by prominent antiracist essayist and educator, Tim Wise, at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, April 23, is open to the community. The event is free but tickets are required for entry and are available from the Central Ticket Office.

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