The George Washington University is pleased to announce the theme of this year’s Diversity Summit: Toward a More Perfect Union: With Liberty, Justice & Civility for All.

This theme calls on us to recognize the diversity of our thoughts, voices, contributions, and ideas that strengthen our community and the world. As we engage in difficult conversations and intense debates, we must be willing to seek the humanity in other people, challenge ourselves to understand another point of view, and empower each other to disrupt and reject all forms of oppression. Our collective ability to make meaningful change is unstoppable.

Through a multitude of sessions, speakers, and interactive learning spaces, this year's Diversity Summit will emphasize:

  • Building our emotional intelligence in order to engage across differences with empathy, curiosity, and vulnerability.
  • Determining how we move forward when so often we may feel as though we are going backward.
  • Developing meaningful, authentic, and sustainable relationships within and across communities.
  • Cultivating communities, spaces, and opportunities for reconciliation, restoration, and healing.

We invite all students, faculty, and staff to submit session proposals for the Summit that align with this year’s theme. Proposals should be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 20, 2023. 

More information will be shared in the coming months. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]