Diversity Conference

2020 Annual WSU Diversity Conference

CONNECTIONS, OBSTACLES, AND OPPORTUNITIES: 
Employing Intersectionality to Transform Racial Hierarchy into Humanity
Virtual Event | October 1 & 2 | Free & Open To The Public

This year's theme focuses on the connections and disconnection in our society with oppressed populations. Together we will explore ways and opportunities where we can align what we say with what we do, and look for the connections or disconnects that allow things to happen.

Video Recordings of the Conference:

OPENING NIGHT - KEYNOTE: DR. PEPPER GLASS

Dr. Pepper Glass (he/him/his) is an associate professor of sociology at Weber State University. He has published his research on racial inequality, social movements, and youth culture in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Mobilization, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

Book: "Misplacing Ogden, Utah: Race, Class, Immigration, and the Construction of Urban Reputations" from the University of Utah Press.

 Watch Opening Night Video

Pepper Glass

SESSIONS

Keynote: Tim Wise

Tim Wise, whom scholar Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of abolitionist John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1500 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups, government agencies, and private companies across the nation about the issue of systemic racism and strategies for dismantling it in their institutions.

 Watch Video of Keynote
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Tim Wise