Diversity Awareness Partnership

Diversity Summit

Justice Won’t Drive Itself: Get Out and Push

We know that community is the answer when we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed by injustice. We hear the constant call for increased action, to move beyond ideas and dialogue alone. But what does that energy look like in our day-to-day lives with our individual and collective struggles for change, in spheres from interpersonal relationships to businesses to nonprofits to grassroots organizations? What tools, tangible next steps, and road maps can we share on our journeys? 

At DAP’s virtual Diversity Summit on June 14-15, 2022, we will meet you at the intersection of all our movements for liberation with these questions in mind. We believe that a radically different future may be closer than it appears. Join us as we re-energize, nurture one another and ourselves, and strategize to create new landscapes in solidarity.

Tuesday, June 14th from 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual

Details on this year’s session topics, keynote speaker, and registration are forthcoming.

Click Here to Submit a Breakout Session Proposal!

We hope you will consider submitting your idea for a breakout session at our 2022 Annual Diversity Summit! We will review all submissions by Monday, May 9th, and will notify you of our decision shortly thereafter. Breakout sessions are 90 minutes long, and should be related to our theme, as shown below:

Justice Won’t Drive Itself: Get Out and Push

We invite proposals that are in line with this theme and cover one or more of these identities—race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, ability status.  

Proposal Expectations

Sessions will: 

  • Offer tools, skills, tangible strategies, and ideas that participants can use to change systems, shift power, and advance equity
  • Demonstrate presenters’ exceptional expertise around proposed content  
  • Be led by a maximum of 3 presenters
  • Not be a platform for selling products and services 
  • Center on topics that are bold, challenging, and forward thinking  
  • Utilize a visually engaging format
  • Feature lived experience wherever possible

We recommend making all materials and presentations available in ADA accessible formats (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Grackle all provide an Accessibility Checker feature. The Accessibility Checker verifies your file against a set of rules that identify possible issues for people who have disabilities.) 

Proposals are due no later than Friday, April 29th, 2022. Proposals received after that date will only be considered as time and need allow.

Click Here to Submit a Breakout Session Proposal!