3rd Annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium 2020
Hosted by the President's Office
USU’s third annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium follows the tradition of promoting diversity, inclusion, and respect in the USU community by offering education, research, and training for understanding the experiences of underrepresented groups.
By focusing on “Black Lives Matter: A Community Calling” as the theme for 2020’s symposium, we’re building a foundation for our campus community to understand and counteract racism that affects marginalized communities.
This theme is not a declaration that only Black lives matter. It is, however, a recognition that issues of equality, economic security and physical safety for members of our Black community persist today and must be a part of our nation’s civil dialogue.
Please join us in this important conversation.
(NOTE: The theme of the Inclusive Excellence Symposium should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.)
Five-Day Virtual Experience
Oct. 26 – 30 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. each day
Monday, Oct. 26
Voices and Visions of Black Lives that Mattered
Dr. Marisela Martinez-Cola, Utah State University
Tuesday, Oct. 27
On the Issue of Mattering: Black Lives and the Changing Landscape of Resistance
Dr. Brandon Manning, Texas Christian University
Thursday, Oct. 29
Involved to Evolve: Student Voices on Campus Climate and Sense of Belonging
What to Expect
The Inclusive Excellence Symposium emphasizes the benefits of greater diversity within our communities. By attending, you will:
- Receive education and training for understanding the experiences of underrepresented groups.
- Understand how you can reduce barriers to the academic and career success of people in these groups.
- Have opportunities for networking, collaboration, and dialogue among faculty, staff, students, and community members.
About Inclusive Excellence Symposium
This annual event creates space for our campus partners to collaborate and share experience and expertise that contributes to equity and inclusion at USU and in our community.
2020 Symposium FAQ
- Where is the symposium held, and when is the event?
- Why is “Black Lives Matter” this year’s symposium theme?
- What about other marginalized communities?
2020 Symposium Sponsors
- Department of Psychology
- Latinx Cultural Center
- Inclusion Center
- Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research
- Office of Equity
2020 Symposium Playlist
- Apply Music