Illinois State University faculty and staff working with equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racist (EDI-A) efforts on campus are invited to the EDI Leaders Circle Symposium on February 14 in the Bone Student Center.* 

The day-long event is designed for current members of EDI-A committees, councils, and teams, as well as those who are considering developing a team. 

Those interested must register by February 1. 

“This symposium is a chance for advocate-leaders to continue to forge pathways toward a foundation for equity at Illinois State,” said Interim Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Doris Houston. “We know the sharing of ideas and insights will be vital to creating lasting change,”  

Keynote speakers for the event will be two people who play integral roles in equity efforts at Northern Illinois University (NIU), Dr. Lisa Freeman, president of NIU, and Dr. Vernese Edghill-Waldon. 

Specialty workshops for the symposium will include sessions on starting an action-focused EDI working group or committee, racial equity healing circles, understanding land acknowledgements, equity in image use, using data to plan and evaluate EDI efforts, and more. 

Find the program here: 

The symposium is an outgrowth of the EDI Leaders Circle campus-wide retreat in the fall of 2021.  

*This event is currently planned as an in-person event, but we may have to move the event to a virtual environment if COVID cases are high. Registrants will be informed whether it will be in-person or virtual by February 5.