The Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement has reimagined and envisioned the 2020 Diversity Summit to meet the current moment and needs of the GW Community in a virtual environment. We are eager to announce the 6th Annual Diversity Summit - Past. Present. Future. What will our legacy be? will take place virtually across three days this year -- November 11th, 12th, and 13th.
The theme of the Diversity Summit, Past. Present. Future. What will our legacy be?, is intentional and timely. We hope that the Diversity Summit moves us to understand the past, challenge ourselves in the present, and be bold for our future. Afterall, we come to GW to be a part of hxstory/herstory/history.
We believe that everyone has or comes from an ancestral background, is currently creating their own story, and has the potential and/or ability to influence another person's story. We also acknowledge that there is a past, present, and future associated with the current social issues we are navigating, particularly living during a pandemic within pandemics -- COVID-19 and racism, anti-Semitism, ableism, sexism, sizism, classism, and much more.
Each day of the Diversity Summit will have a focus -- past, present, or future. The three day experience will feature educational workshops, panel discussions, and dynamic speakers. The Diversity Summit will be designed to be as inclusive as possible, accounting for various types of learning, time zones, and participant health and well-being.
We invite members of the GW community to follow us on social media @InclusionatGW for ongoing updates.