Unity in Diversity
The Graduate Student Association at the University of Nevada, Reno is proud to present the 3rd annual Unity in Diversity (UID) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
UID is a diversity engagement event which operates in the interest of promoting unity through the understanding and appreciation of differences. UID 2018 will have sampling of food from around the world, talks from selected speakers on their diversity experiences, and a panel dialogue with these selected speakers and the audience.
Speakers are selected through a speaker competition, typically held in late February/early March. The speaker competition for UID 2018 has ended please check back in early 2019 if you are interested.
The student population at the University is vast and varied, making diversity one of our greatest assets. UID asserts fundamentally that assimilation is not unity. Unity is instead the critical and conscious move of individuals and communities toward mindfulness, understanding and compassion. We find that thinking critically of differences enhances the lives of individuals and communities and drives us to new ideas, technologies, and widened perspectives. We set the stage for speakers to communicate their own diversity experiences; we promote the experiencing of a diverse array of cuisines; and finally, we provide a space to meet new friends and colleagues.
Welcome to Unity in Diversity!