Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Diversity Fest, Diamond

November 1, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

Register now for UW–Madison’s annual Diversity Forum , titled “The Power of Remembering. Reclaiming Our Legacies to Imagine New Futures,” and scheduled for Nov. 14–15.

Registration for in-person attendance at Union South is closed, but you may still register to attend virtually. A tradition with more than two decades of history on campus, the diversity conference is free and open to the public.

This year’s forum will focus on history: telling previously untold stories, learning from our past and using those lessons to create a more equitable future. Harvard historian Tiya Miles, National Book Award winner for “All That She Carried,” will provide the keynote address.

In another compelling DEI event, former UW–Madison education professor John Diamond will deliver AERA’s Brown Lecture online on Nov. 3 from 5–6:30 p.m. CST. Learn more and register here.


John Diamond of Brown University

Diamond, now a professor of sociology and education policy at Brown University, is a leading scholar of race in education and how it shapes instruction and learning in U.S. schools.

His lecture will highlight how white supremacy is embedded in U.S. educational organizations and the ways that opportunity hoarding helps sustain it, grappling with questions such as: How can we reimagine Brown’s legacy, given the permanence of racism?