NW Regional Equity Conference for Higher Education

Creating Inclusive Systems Beyond Diversity: Equity in Practice

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Registration is open! 

Early Bird Admission (Before 12/31/2020 - Includes Pre-Conference): $210.00
Group Rate with Pre-Conference: $200.00
General Admission, Full Conference: $300.00
General Admission, Thurs-Friday Only: $250.00

NW Regional Equity Conference for Higher Education

Sharing Strategies for Equity and Anti-Racist Practices
February 24-26, 2021

We invite you to attend the 2021 annual NW Regional Equity Conference!

The NW Regional Equity Conference aims to improve equitable, sustainable experiences and outcomes for historically underrepresented students and employees of the higher education system through effective instruction and anti-racist supports.

While this conference centers higher education, we understand that COVID-19 has highlighted systemic inequities in nearly every sector. It is with this in mind that we have decided to broaden the scope of topics this year.

This conference is geared toward educators, administrators and other professionals and individuals across the nation who would like to broaden their social justice knowledge or remove institutional barriers for historically underrepresented populations.

Keynote Speakers:

Talila "TL" Lewis

Talila A. Lewis is a community lawyer, educator and organizer whose work highlights and addresses the nexus between race, class, disability and structural inequity. Recognized as a 2015 White House Champion of Change and one of Pacific Standard Magazine's Top 30 Thinkers Under 30, Lewis engineers & leads innovative and intersectional social justice efforts that illuminate and address grave injustices within education, medical, and legal systems that have gone unaddressed for generations. A recent graduate of American University Washington College of Law, Lewis has received awards from numerous universities, the American Bar Association, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, American Association for People with Disabilities, the Nation Institute, National Black Deaf Advocates, and EBONY Magazine, among others. Lewis is a 2018 Roddenberry Fellow & a 2018 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity.

Aaron Reader

Aaron Reader is a practitioner, poet, activist and educator, with extensive experience in diversity, equity & inclusion in higher education. He has served higher education in a number of capacities over the last decade from teaching, social justice, education equity, and currently is the Vice President of Student Services at Highline College. In addition to his work in higher education he has a passion for poetry and spoken word. Aaron has been identified as workshop leader, facilitator and speaker for colleges, summits and conferences. Aaron has been recognized as a local spoken word artist who has a powerful, emotional, real, and conscious style.

Dr. Angel B. Pérez

For over two decades, Dr. Angel B Pérez has worked to realize his belief that diversity and academic excellence go hand-in-hand, and that every young person who aspires to higher education should have the opportunity to achieve. A recognized thought-leader on issues of equity and access in American education, Angel is a tireless champion for underrepresented communities and a creative advocate for reform. Named by a Forbes article in 2019 as the most influential voice in college admissions, Angel strives to build an educational ecosystem that better represents today’s America.

Conference Registration

Please include your home address in your registration as registration will include conference swag that will be delivered to your home before the conference!

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in any of these events, contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314, 360-991-0901 video phone.