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UIS to Host Virtual Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education on Friday

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho State University College of Education will host a free virtual mini-conference on diversity, equity, and inclusion in education on Friday, October 28 from 5-9 p.m. via Zoom.

All UIS staff, faculty and students, as well as K-12 teachers and administrators are invited to attend and learn about topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion in education.

This year’s theme is “Nurturing belonging between diverse people and spaces”. Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins, founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast, will give the keynote address on Leadership with Equity. Dr. Eakins has served as a teacher, principal, and director of special education and is passionate about helping educators establish equitable practices in their schools. Conference discussions include, but are not limited to, the following topics: diversity is more than gender and race, anti-racism education, and transforming school climate and culture.

“Faculty, staff and students at the College of Education are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment,” said Jean McGivney-Burelle, Dean of the College of Education. “We are committed to preparing future teachers and school leaders who will promote equity in their classrooms, schools and wider community. This conference is an opportunity for all of us to explore critical issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion, to learn from each other and to renew our commitment to being positive agents of change in our community.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Conference is hosted by the Idaho State University College of Education, Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the UIS Diversity Resource Center. For more information, please email Dr. Celal Perihan at [email protected] or Dr. Berenice Sanchez at [email protected]

For more information about the conference and to RSVP, visit: isu.edu/olp/events/dei/.