UNM-Gallup hosts the 3rd Annual New Mexico Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit on Wednesday-Thursday, April 20-21. The purpose of this conference, which is open to the public and free of charge, is to initiate discussions about how New Mexico’s institutions of higher education can best serve increasingly diverse student populations.

Conference attendees will have the chance to engage in conversations, listen to speakers who are experts in the field, and participate in events aimed at promoting diversity and equality.

The summit begins Wednesday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast followed by a welcome address from UNM-Gallup Chief Executive Officer Christopher Dyer. The first-day keynote speaker is Jordan Johnson, coordinator for McKinley County Place Matters. After a variety of breakout sessions, Curandera Antoinette 'Tonita' Gonzales will speak on “Curanderismo: Appreciating Traditional Medicine in New Mexico."

Jozi De Leon, UNM’s vice president for Equity and Inclusion, is the keynote speaker for the second day of the conference followed by a panel discussion on Community Activism. Day 2 includes a student and faculty panel discussing Student Learning Styles. "This is a great opportunity to come together and have some critical conversations to advance and uplift our students, educators and community,” said Johnson.

For a full agenda and to register, visit Diversity Conference.