EIUnity conference to promote diversity

Staff Report

The Office of Minority Affairs will be hosting the 10th annual EIUnity diversity conference on Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Registration for the conference closes on Jan. 29 and can be found on the Office of Minority Affairs’ website, along with a calendar for the day’s events.

The conference will include safe zone training sessions, including Trans 101, Beyond Bystander, Asexual Awareness and more.

Workshops will start at 10 a.m. and will continue throughout the rest of the day, with participants choosing which workshops to attend.

Workshops will include presenters from faculty to graduate students and will cover topics such as DACA, black history month, students and poverty, racism, including and integrating people with disabilities, the language of inclusion, sexual harassment and more.

All faculty, student, staff and community members are able to attend the conference.

Lunch will also be included, with no added fee for Eastern faculty, staff or students, and a $10 fee for non-Eastern guests.

During lunch, a game of multicultural jeopardy will be played, with teams being made up from audience volunteers.


The News Staff can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].