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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

Social Justice Models for Campus Engagement [Keynote]

Description: Video of the keynote for the 2017 UNT Equity & Diversity Conference. In this video, Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the questions educators face when engaging in social justice. This video also contains an introduction of the speaker by Shani Barrax Moore and video presentation introduced by Dr. Jacqueline Vickery of a student video project arguing for the need for diversity in faculty and staff.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Harris-Perry, Melissa; Moore, Shani & Vickery, Jacqueline
Partner: UNT Libraries

Spoken-Word Poetry Contest

Description: Spoken-word artist, award-winning teacher and UNT alumnus Joaquin Zihuatanejo hosts the 2017 UNT Equity and Diversity Conference’s Spoken-Word Contest, featuring poems written and performed by UNT students.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Zihuatanejo, Joaquin
Partner: University of North Texas

Spoken-Word Poetry Contest – Winner tied for First Place: Analise

Description: Spoken-word artist, award-winning teacher and UNT alumnus Joaquin Zihuatanejo hosts the 2017 UNT Equity and Diversity Conference’s Spoken-Word Contest, featuring poems written and performed by UNT students. Analise, the featured poet who tied for first place, performs a passionate poem describing the societal expectations imposed on women regarding their weight and the resultant emotional and psychological effects on the individual.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Zihuatanejo, Joaquin
Partner: University of North Texas

Spoken-Word Poetry Contest – Winner tied for First Place: Daniel

Description: Spoken-word artist, award-winning teacher and UNT alumnus Joaquin Zihuatanejo hosts the 2017 UNT Equity and Diversity Conference’s Spoken-Word Contest, featuring poems written and performed by UNT students. Daniel’s poem sheds light on the battle of overcoming an eating disorder in a society that disregards the struggle of male people of color.
Date: February 23, 2017
Creator: Zihuatanejo, Joaquin
Partner: University of North Texas