April 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virtual Event
UNR Diversity & Inclusion and the Cultural Diversity Committee | Contact: Cheyenne Magpantay

2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

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

The University of Nevada Reno’s Diversity & Inclusion and the Cultural Diversity Committee invites you to attend this year’s Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, in virtual format

Diversity Summit Goals:

This annual, free, all-day virtual event aims to create a space for students, community members and education practitioners to share resources and research, as well as engaging conversations and experiences. As in past years, we are seeking to open up the notions of research and knowledge, so we welcome the contributions of faculty, students, staff and community leaders, on the multiple angles and dimensions of “work/study/life/family balances and care”.

Please join us on April 6th, from 8am to 5pm, to participate and learn from over 45 presentations and our keynote speakers.

Please RSVP to this event

Keynote speakers

  1. ShadeeMalaklou (she/they) is a critical race, gender, and sexuality studies scholar and the Founding, Inaugural Director of the bell hooks Center at Berea College in Kentucky. Prior to joining Berea College, Malaklou served as Assistant Professor and Acting Chair of Critical Identity Studies at Beloit College, Wisconsin, where she was also a Mellon Faculty Fellow for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Malaklou. She received her PhD in Culture and Theory and graduate certificates in Critical Theory and Feminist Studies from the University of California, Irvine, and her BA in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Duke University.
  2. Ed Morales (he, him) is an author and journalist who has written for The NationThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and the Guardian. He was staff writer at The Village Voice and columnist at Newsday. He is the author of Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto RicoLatinx: The New Force in Politics and Culture, and Living in Spanglish. Morales wrote and directed Whose Barrio?, an award-winning documentary about the gentrification of East Harlem. Morales teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.


  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Desert Research Institute
  • Western Nevada College
  • Great Basin College

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