7th Annual Diversity Summit

November 11th & 12th, 2021

After a difficult 18 months of being alone in many ways during multiple pandemics, we feel deeply responsible for creating the most inclusive space possible for all members of our community. This year we invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Diversity Summit at the George Washington University, hosted by the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement. Our theme, The Audacity of Hope, The Power in Community, will challenge attendees to understand the value and impact of diversity, seek new opportunities for inclusion, and commit to striving for equity through an anti-racist and decolonized lens.
Scholars and activists alike emphasize the significance and criticality of hope and joy in the work of justice, equity, and sustainable change. Many push us to imagine radical hope as a form of resistance to go against systemic oppression and draw us closer to finding humanity in one another. The walls of oppression are both deep and high, yet destructible with action and collective efforts; afterall the walls were created by people too. The audacity to be hopeful in moments of despair, trauma, violence, and oppression makes equity possible. Hope invites us to believe that despite it all, there are real possibilities for our futures.
Every session throughout the Diversity Summit will leave attendees with a clear understanding of realistic and necessary action forward. At the conclusion of the Diversity Summit, it will be up to us individually and collectively to have the audacity to hope and understand the power in our community efforts, relationships, and voice.
To engage in this necessary, timely, and urgent work that will guide and aim to protect us from living during multiple pandemics again, the Diversity Summit will be held virtually from November 11th - 12th to maximize access for everyone at GW.

Keynote Speaker

Angela Davis

Dr. Angela Davis

Scholar, educator, and activist
Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

November 11th at 6:00 p.m. EST