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2019 Equity and Diversity Conference Opening Remarks

Description: In this video, the Vice President of the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Joanne Woodard, kicks off the 19th annual Equity and Diversity Conference with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Shani Barrax Moore. Shawn Brewer from Peterbilt Motors, the division’s partners in the Peterbilt Corporate-Collegiate evening event, introduces their diversity council and says a few words on Peterbilt’s commitment to advancement, equity, and inclusion practices. Dr. Saili Bhonde from Denton Family Dental presents the Inclusive Excellence Award to the Office of Outreach and Admissions. Dr. Saili Bhonde and her team sponsored the award for the 2019 year. Those who received the award were Landon Ellison as the Director of Outreach and Rebeca Perfecto as the Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Woodward, Joanne; Barrax Moore, Shani; Brewer, Shawn; Ellison, Landon & Perfecto, Rebecca
Partner: University of North Texas

Cultural Wealth Wheel

Description: Handout from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. This handout includes an activity to identify resources available to achieve educational goals.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Gurley, Alexandria
Partner: University of North Texas

Creating Conscious Inclusion

Description: Presentation from the luncheon keynote with Howard J. Ross from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. In this presentation, Mr. Ross focuses on the material within his new book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection is Tearing Our Culture Apart.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Ross, Howard J.
Partner: University of North Texas

Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation at UNT: Policies and Title IX

Description: Presentation from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. This presentation explores the role of the Office of Equal Opportunity at UNT, the policies it enforces prohibiting discrimination and harassment, and the Title IX requirements pertaining to sexual misconduct.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Jenkins, Jarrod & Carter, Alisha
Partner: University of North Texas

In The Emergency of the "N" Word, Make Sure to Use AAA

Description: Presentation from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. This presentation includes a discussion of the history of the very controversial “N” word, a word marked as derogatory for African Americans. It seeks to answer the age old question “Can I say it?” With that regard, one should always utilize AAA when in question. That is Access, Authority, and Authenticity: consider each and its bearing on you and the word, your position, and your intent.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Gurley, Alexandria
Partner: University of North Texas

America, this is not a drill: Sounding the Alarm Against White Supremacy

Description: Presentation from the social justice keynote with Dr. Jalane Schmidt from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. In this presentation, Dr. Schmidt issues a call to action that will equip listeners to take immediate action against the recent rise of white nationalism and against the long-standing legacy of white supremacy.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Schmidt, Jalane
Partner: University of North Texas

Supporting Undocumented Students Through Best Practices and Coalition Building

Description: Presentation from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. This presentation focuses on best practices and coalition building across institutions of higher education while thinking beyond the stigma of illegality in order to support undocumented students in times of uncertainty.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Nuñez-Janes, Mariela; Perfecto, Rebecca & Tapia-Fuselier, Nick
Partner: University of North Texas

Dr. Jalane Schmidt Interview – Social Justice and Community Engagement

Description: Video of a private interview with Dr. Jalane Schmidt from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. Dr. Schmidt provides answers to questions surrounding the recent rise of white nationalism, activism, and against the long-standing legacy of white supremacy. For more information on this speaker, please visit: https://edo.unt.edu/dr-jalane-schmidt
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Schmidt, Jalane & Barrax Moore, Shani
Partner: University of North Texas

Dr. Jalane Schmidt, Social Justice Keynote

Description: Video of the evening keynote by from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. This talk issues a call to action that will equip listeners to take immediate action against the recent rise of white nationalism and against the long-standing legacy of white supremacy. For more information on this speaker, please visit: https://edo.unt.edu/dr-jalane-schmidt
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Schmidt, Jalane & Barrax Moore, Shani
Partner: University of North Texas

Private Conversation with Howard J. Ross

Description: Video of a private conversation with Howard J. Ross from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. In this video, Mr. Ross answers questions pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion from the facilitator Shani Barrax Moore and those in the audience.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Ross, Howard J. & Barrax Moore, Shani
Partner: University of North Texas

Howard J. Ross, Keynote

Description: Video of the luncheon keynote with Howard J. Ross from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. In this video, Mr. Ross focuses on the material within his new book, Our Search for Belonging: How the Need for Connection is Tearing Our Culture Apart.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Ross, Howard J. & Barrax Moore, Shani
Partner: University of North Texas

Howard J. Ross Interview – Social Justice and Community Engagement

Description: Video of a private interview with Howard J. Ross from the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference. Mr. Ross provides answers to questions from the facilitator Shani Barrax Moore and members of the audience regarding the topic of our need to belong and the way it divides us.
Date: February 28, 2019
Creator: Ross, Howard J. & Barrax Moore, Shani
Partner: University of North Texas

2017 UNT Equity and Diversity Conference – Melissa Harris Perry (Keynote, Senate Room Panel)

Description: This video contains an invitation-only panel discussion, wherein Melissa Harris Perry fields questions from the audience on a variety of topics pertaining to the conference theme of social action, collective power, coalition building, identity, intersectionality, journalism, media, academia, and activism.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Harris-Perry, Melissa
Partner: University of North Texas

2018 Equity and Diversity Conference: What We Talk About When We Talk About Race (Conference Cut)

Description: Video recording of the performance, What We Talk About When We Talk About Race. What We Talk About When We Talk About Race is the culmination of a year-long discussion and production process that took place between African-American and White students and professors in the Department of Communication Studies. What began as a set of informal dinners, in which they slowly, haltingly, and gradually told stories about themselves, their families, and their histories with race, has resulted in a devised production that includes personal narrative and adaptations of literature that reveal what they learned on their journey from conversations to a performance that has been collaboratively conceived, written, and directed. Among their performances, the play served as the finale for this year’s 2018 Equity and Diversity Conference. The conference cut of this performance also features Shawn Brewer of Peterbilt, the conference’s production sponsor.
Date: February 22, 2018
Creator: Hurtado-Ramos, Teresita & Brewer, Shawn
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

2018 Equity and Diversity Conference: What We Talk About When We Talk About Race (Performance)

Description: Video recording of the performance, What We Talk About When We Talk About Race. What We Talk About When We Talk About Race is the culmination of a year-long discussion and production process that took place between African-American and White students and professors in the Department of Communication Studies. What began as a set of informal dinners, in which they slowly, haltingly, and gradually told stories about themselves, their families, and their histories with race, has resulted in a devised production that includes personal narrative and adaptations of literature that reveal what they learned on their journey from conversations to a performance that has been collaboratively conceived, written, and directed. Among their performances, the play served as the finale for this year’s 2018 Equity and Diversity Conference.
Date: February 22, 2018
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Continued Conversations: Women of Color and White Women in the Academy: Understanding White Privilege

Description: Video recording of Part Two of the Unlikely Allies in the Academy Series, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for continued dialogue based upon the book "Unlikely Allies in the Academy: Women of Color and White Women in Conversation." Featuring Dr. Frances Kendall, this presentation paints a picture of white privilege by detailing what it is, who it involves, what it looks like, and other important aspects.
Date: April 20, 2017
Creator: Kendall, Frances E. & Barrax Moore, Shani
Partner: University of North Texas