2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

Work, Study, Family, and Life Balances in Higher Education: Advancing Best Practices in a Pandemic World

April 6, 2022, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Virtual Format

In memoriam, bell hooks

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) organizes two annual diversity summits, one in Northern Nevada and one in Southern Nevada, which are day-long events including tracks and sessions related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and the connections to student success initiatives, workforce and economic development, community engagement, and pipelines to higher education.

These events are free of charge and all faculty, staff and students of NSHE institutions, and community partners are invited to attend.

The 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit: Work, Study, Family, and Life Balances in Higher Education: Advancing Best Practices in a Pandemic World, was held on April 6, 2022, in a virtual format.

The summit offers attendees the opportunity to learn about new ideas and emerging and practices as well as network with campus and community leaders. This year's theme was voted by the Cultural Diversity Committee, in consideration of the ongoing and evolving challenges of the pandemic and its effects on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education, as well as unresolved and historical racial and social justice demands. Given the focus on advancing “an ethic of care,” we are proud to announce that this year’s Summit will be dedicated to the work and legacy of bell hooks, the trailblazing scholar, author, social activist, and feminist, who dedicated so much of her efforts to those critically needed concerns and who passed away last December (who signed her name in lower case letters as a testimony of the importance of the work and not the author). We are also proud to announce that our keynote speaker of the morning will be Dr. M. Shadee Malaklou (she/they), the Founding and Inaugural Director of the bell hooks Center at Berea College in Kentucky, hooks' hometown.

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Contact information

Questions about the Diversity Summit should be directed to Cheyenne Magpantay at cheyennem@unr.edu.