Diversity &
Inclusion Week

Diversity & Inclusion Week (DIW) is both a celebration and an illumination of diversity and inclusion. The weeklong series of events has been a staple of EWU’s culture since 2012.

For Questions or Accommodations, please contact Kim Davis at kdavis2@ewu.edu or (509) 359-6874.

Asynchronous Offerings

D&I Week 2023 Keynote

EWU Panel (Women Life Freedom)

EWU D&I Week 2023 (Get Lit! Toni Jensen)

D&I Week Calendar of Events

Monday, April 17

Diversity & Inclusion Week Keynote Address: “Masterpiece”
Monday, April 17 | Noon to 1 p.m. | PUB NCR

Livestream Link:

Latrice Williams has not only built one of Spokane’s fastest growing real estate companies, but she is also a talented musician, the legislative lead for housing and homeless advocacy for District 4, and an author.
Her journey, though, hasn’t been easy. As a formerly incarcerated Black woman, Williams fought her way into the world of corporate real estate firms before realizing it wasn’t for her. She said she felt overlooked and knew that she needed a change.
Through her company, Williams Homegirl Sells at Vision Properties, Williams hopes to provide opportunities and offer guidance for those looking to get into real estate and grow themselves and their career. She also writes books on how those looking to sell their homes can capitalize on their investments.
In the fight to make this world a better place, starting with Spokane, she uses performing arts to express and teach healing.

Monday, April 17 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. | PUB NCR

The Black Student Union Presents
Black Excellence Ball Preview
Join BSU for a sneak peek of their
upcoming Black Excellence Ball 
Enjoy live dances and refreshments!

Monday, April 17 | 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | PAT 126
Africana Studies Presents
African American Black Experience –
The Role of Social Movements in Shaping Black Identity

Presented by Angela Schwendiman
Assistant Dean – College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Africana Studies Director and Senior Lecturer

Livestream Link:

Monday, April 17 | 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. | PUB NCR
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Presents
Workshop: Building Diversity through Student-Led Projects
Presented by Dr. Carlos Castillo-Garsow Associate Professor of Mathematics

Livestream Link:

Tuesday, April 18

Tuesday, April 18 | 12 p.m. to 1:30pm p.m. | PUB NCR

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Presents
Latinos and African Americans: Creating a Bridge of Understanding
Panel (alphabetically): Sofia Day, Dr. Edwin Elias, Luc Jasmin, Fernanda Mazcot, and Angela Schwendiman 

Livestream Link:

Tuesday, April 18 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | PUB NCR
Armenia: An Ancient Civilization Fighting for Survival
Presented by Lorin Shahinian Richard
and Mirak Kazanjian

Livestream Link:

Tuesday, April 18 | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | PUB NCR
The Asian Student Association Presents
Game Night: ASA Family Feud
Join us for fun games and snacks!

Tuesday, April 18 | 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Catalyst Building, 302
The EWU Student SHRM Chapter 5782 and EWU Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Present
Guest Lecture: Strategies for Embedding DEI in Business Practices
Presented by Kim Davis
Senior Director for Diversity & Inclusion 

Wednesday, April 19

Wednesday, April 19| 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | JFK Lobby
The EWU Human Library
Drink free coffee and read a Human Book!
Sponsored by EWU Libraries and Learning Commons, Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,
Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters

Online Book Option: Email Stephanie Bradley at sbradley5@ewu.edu.

Wednesday, April 19| 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. | PUB 321
Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services Presents 
Panel: Victim Advocacy and Human Trafficking

Livestream Link:

Wednesday, April 19| 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | PUB NCR
Eagle Pride and the History Club Present
Queer Jeopardy!
Test your knowledge and win fun swag!  Enjoy snacks and beverages while you play.

Thursday, April 20

Thursday, April 20| 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | URC Ice Rink

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,
U.S. Bank, and United We Stand
Diversity & Inclusion Festival
Free Food
Free Swag
Earn Free T-Shirts (Pictured above)
Live Performances
EWU Departments, Clubs & Orgs
Multicultural Pop-ups

Thursday, April 20| 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | PUB NCR

Get Lit! Presentation brought to you by American Indian Studies:
Toni Jensen, Author of Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land
Meet and Greet, Discussion and More!

Livestream Link

Thursday, April 20| 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. | Catalyst Building, 308

Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presents
Navigating Disability in an Increasingly Inaccessible World
Presented by Harper Williams, EWU Student

Thursday, April 20| 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. | Catalyst Building, 308

Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presents
Legal Aspects of DEI
Presented by Kim Davis, Senior Director for Diversity & Inclusion

Thursday- Sunday, April 20- 23
Community-Wide Event
Get Lit!’s 25th Anniversary Festival
25th Anniversary of Get Lit!
Get Lit! events throughout Spokane
Free student tickets available
Email: getlit@ewu.edu


Friday, April 21

10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Campus Mall 
(Weather Backup PUB NCR)
The Office of Sustainability Presents
Earth Day Sustainability Fair Join us at the Earth Day Sustainability Fair to learn about sustainability efforts on campus.

Note: For additional details about Earth Week events, April 24-28, please visit https://staging-inside.ewu.edu/sustainability/

Diversity & Inclusion Week 2023
(April 17 – April 21)

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Diversity & Inclusion Week Theme and Logo Contest, student, Brooke Allen.  Brooke’s concept, “Celebrate our Differences and Learn from One Another” was selected from 10 excellent student entries. When describing her design, Brooke said, “the rainbow arrows highlight how our differences flow into one another. I chose indigo for the color because it stands for harmony.” The logo will be used on marketing materials for this year’s events taking place Monday, April 17, 2023 through Friday, April 21, 2023.

Volunteers during D&I Week receive this beautiful t-shirt. If you have availability to volunteer during D&I Week,
please contact Stephanie Bradley at sbradley5@ewu.edu.

For questions about D&I Week, please contact Kim Davis at kdavis2@ewu.edu