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Southern Nevada Diversity Summit

Intersectionality: Come as you are and learn where you’re at

NSHE organizes diversity summits each year in Northern and Southern Nevada as a way to promote inclusive policies and practices across its member institutions. NEVADA STATE is the host of the 2021 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit. The event is free and open to the public.

Breakout sessions throughout the day will cover a broad range of topics around this year’s theme, “Intersectionality: Come as you are and learn where you’re at.” They will be geared toward engaging an audience of faculty, staff, and students.


The 2021 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit committee invites members of Nevada System of Higher Education Southern Institutions (NSHE), other higher education institutions, and community partners to submit proposals to present on Friday, October 1, 2021. This event will be hosted virtually by Nevada State.

The Southern Nevada Diversity Summit is an annual event hosted by NSHE and community partners to address opportunities and challenges on all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proposals accepted for presentation will be offered as workshops on Friday October 1, 2021. The deadline for proposals has been extended to June 10. Notifications on the status of summited proposals will be given on or before July 15, 2021.

For questions, please email the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives at


• Proposals should include an interactive and engaging workshop. We discourage lectures or basic paper presentations. If your proposal is accepted, presenters are asked to consider the use of activities, discussion, and presentation technology during their workshop.
• 2-4 Learning Objectives
• 1 hour minimum to 1 hour and 15 minutes maximum session


The committee is interested in receiving proposals on the following topics, especially as they relate to the conference theme, but other topics are also welcome.

a. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for beginners
b. Cancel culture: Should we have it?
c. Privilege: Who has it? Where does it show up?
d. Lessons learned: Moving from conversation to action
e. Leading the charge
f. Diversity, Equity, and Healthcare
g. Basics of Intersectionality (e.g., Race, Gender, Sexuality, Disability)
h. Expanding the conversation
i. Masculinities
j. Student leadership
k. Pedagogy
l. Breaking Silos and cutting across disciplines: From research to collaboration
m. Current Topics in DEI (e.g., Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Anti-Asian racism/xenophobia)

Submit your proposal for the Southern NV Diversity Summit

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