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Equality University

Texas State Student Diversity & Inclusion Conference

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LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Saturday, November 10, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
This year's theme: Decolonizing Identities

Equality University is a diversity and inclusion conference that brings individuals from all areas of campus life together to participate in a day of dialogue with national speakers, faculty and staff facilitators and collegiate colleagues. 

Conference attendees will have opportunities to engage in authentic peer connections and explore how all identities impact individual relationships, groups and social dynamics. 

Equality U will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the identities that make you the unique individual you are and help prepare you for success in a global society.

Sessions will be presented in Spanish and English. Four conference tracks will be offered for: undergraduates, graduate students, veterans and professionals. 

Spaces are limited and priority is given to Texas State students!

2018 Keynote Speakers

Doctora Karina Ochoa

Doctora Karina Ochoa is a world-renowned scholar and professor addressing the transglobal history of oppression and its intersection with patriarch, capitalism and modernity. She is currently a professor-researcher for the Division of Social and Humanities within the Department of Sociology at the Autonomous Metropolitan University-Azcapotzalco in Mexico City. 

Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a critical race and social justice educator and author.  She is a former Associate Professor of Education, and her work on White Fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and has been featured or cited in The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, Slate and Salon.

Conference Schedule


Time Component Location / Description
 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In

Coffee & Pastries

Pre-Conference Evaluations
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
TXST Students, faculty, and staff to present TXST IDs or A00#
 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM The Occasion
Welcome & Purpose
LBJ Student Center Ballroom 
 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Courage 101
Facilitated Workshop #1
Small group introductory session focused on building authentic peer connections
 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Keynote / Plenary Speaker
LBJ Student Center Ballroom 
General assembly session with all conference participants 
 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Awareness 201
Facilitated Workshop #2
Small group dialogue session that focuses on plenary session #1 presentation
 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Keynote / Plenary Speaker
LBJ Student Ballroom
General assembly session with all conference participants
 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Keynote / Plenary Speaker
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Daring Greatly 301
Facilitated Workshop #3
Small group dialogue session that focuses on plenary session #3 presentation
 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Light Reception
Post-Conference Evaluations & T-Shirts
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing Remarks LBJ Student Center Ballroom

General FAQs about Equality U Conference

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Are you interested in joining the Equality U Director's Committee?

Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) is seeking student leaders with a passion for diversity and inclusion to share their unique experiences and knowledge that will help achieve the goals of the Equality University Conference (Equality U). Join our team today!