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Bridge to Change Conference

EDI + Leadership

The Bridge to Change Conference is an opportunity to bring student leaders together to explore inclusive leadership while focusing on equity and diversity. Through experiential workshops, a keynote presentation, and intentional time to reflect with fellow participants, students will be able to explore critical topics impacting our campus community today.

Sunday, November 8th 2020
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Conference will be held virtually
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Students will be able to learn about various areas of diversity while developing an understanding of their personal role in the greater picture. Sessions will be provided for students of all training levels to help continue our campus goal of creating a culture of inclusion. Additionally, this conference allows students to complete five of their ten required sessions for the Student EDI Certificate.

Student EDI Conference Tentative Schedule 2020

10:00 am - 10:10 am – Welcome Address by Vice Chancellor Dr. Warren Anderson 
10:10am- 10:15 am - Introduction of Keynote 
10:15 am - 11:00 am – Keynote Presentation 
11:00 am- 11:15 am – Critical Thinking Break 
11:15am - 12:15 pm - Breakout Session 1 
12:15pm- 1:00 pm – Lunch/ Icebreaker/ Critical Thinking Break 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Breakout Session 2 
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm – Icebreaker/ Critical Thinking Break 
2:35 pm - 3:35 pm – Breakout Session 3 
3:40 pm – 4:10 pm – Small & Large Group Reflections/Evaluations 
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm - Closing 

Meet the Keynote

Romeo Jackson

Hailing from the southside of Chicago and the grandchild of Gracie Lee Fowler, Romeo Jackson (They/Them) is a 1st generation, Queer, Non-Binary Femme, and a Black descended of the estimated 11 million Africans who were kidnapped and sold into enslavement. They are a feminist dedicated to intersectional justice and cross movement building. Currently, Romeo is the inaugural LGBTQ & Gender Program Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Their research, writing, and practice explores Race/ism, anti-Blackness, and Settler Colonialism within a Higher Education Context with an emphasis on the experiences of Queer and Trans Students of Color. Romeo is committed to uplifting and empowering queer and trans people of color through a black queer feminist lens. They thank Audre Lorde for keeping them grounded as a whole person in a world committed to tokenizing their identities for agendas not aligned with their politics.

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