2021 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

No Going Back: Building Empowered and Resilient Communities

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) organizes two annual Diversity Summits, in Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada, which are daylong 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 2021 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, No Going Back: Building Empowered and Resilient Communities, is set for Thursday, April 8, 2021, in a virtual format, in compliance with our institutional Spring 2021 operating plan.

The Summit offers attendees the opportunity to learn about new ideas and emerging and practices, as well as, network with campus and community leaders. The theme for this year’s Summit was decided by the Cultural Diversity Committee, in consideration of the multiple and unique events experienced by our universities’ communities and the nation, and in recognition of how varied those experiences have been and continue to be. The COVID-19 pandemic and the racial and social justice demands, all amid an extremely divisive political climate, are clear examples of those current and urgent challenges. This year, the Summit offers the opportunity to explore and advance those shared, and particular experiences, as well as longstanding and connected histories, to strengthen and advanced a broad spectrum of diverse, inclusive, and equity-guided understandings.

Diversity Summit goals

  • Present challenges relating to these tensions
  •  Propose potential changes and solutions
  • Create a space for students, community members, and higher education practitioners to share resources, programs, and research, as well as engage in conversation related to the topic.

Possible areas of discussion

  • Diverse and intersectional definitions
  • Social wellness and resiliency
  • Increasing groups self-direction and autonomy
  • Advancing national/social reconstruction in health, economic and civil rights
  • Other

Proposal submission

The 2021 Call for Proposals submission form, includes further information about the Summit and proposal guidelines. Proposals must be submitted online before Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

Event registration

Event registration will be available on February 1, 2021.

Contact information

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