Project: DIB (Diversity Inclusion & Belonging) Conference
Team: Kat Nakaji, Heather Pixley, Vicki Dzindzichashvili, Andrew Gitchel
Schools/Units Represented: ART, FAS, HMS
Mission: We envision a yearly conference that would gather Diversity Officers, staff members with diversity duties, diversity task forces, employee resource groups, and other diversity focused people together to share their work and build networks.
The DIB Conference will serve as the premier catalyst for support and promotion of diversity efforts on campus. We will focus on the importance of ground level action steps, on promoting best practices, and on encouraging effective networking among people already performing diversity work on campus. This project is designed to bring many people who are working diligently but alone on diversity together, to find the best and most effective strategies for improvement, and to improve the flow of information and resources, resulting in the elimination of redundancies in diversity work campus-wide.