Connect with Community Partners at the Diversity Summit Today

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to attend the first Campus and Community Diversity Summit. The virtual event is scheduled from noon-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Attendees please login at:

The event will include an opening keynote, followed by 20-minute presentations and/or informational sessions from some of the community and campus representatives listed below. The purpose is to provide opportunity for collaboration with great organizations in the Spokane and Cheney communities.

Schedule of Events

Noon-12:20 p.m.
Welcome and Opening
Dr. David May, interim president, EWU
Dr. Shari Clarke, vice president for Diversity and Senior Diversity Officer, EWU

Land Acknowledgement and Blessing

David Browneagle, Multicultural Community Leader

About the Campus and Community Diversity Summit

Kim Davis, senior director for Diversity and Inclusion, EWU

12:20-12:40 p.m.
Pathways to Public Service at the City of Spokane
Kathleen Myers, customer engagement program manager, Civil Service Commission
Christa Boone, human resources analyst, city of Spokane

12:40-1 p.m.
American Indian Studies Program, Native American Heritage Month, and Microaggressions from a Native American Point of View
Brooke Nicholson, program coordinator, American Indian Studies, EWU

1-1:20 p.m.
Enhancing the International Student Experience
Presented by Megan Abbey, director, Global Student Services, EWU

1:20-1:40 p.m.
Bridging the Gap: Latinx/Hispanic Community Engagement
Presented by Fernanda Mazcot, secretary, Hispanic/Business Professional Association
Nydia Martinez, director of Chicana/o/x Studies Program, EWU

1:40-2 p.m.
Overview of Community Partners and Potential
Presented by Kim Davis, senior director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, EWU

2-2:20 p.m.
The Importance of Internships and How to Begin Finding One
Romeal Watson, internship coordinator, Career Services, EWU

2:20-2:40 p.m.
Highlights from EWU’s Veterans Resource Center
Dave Millet, director, Veterans Resource Center, EWU

2:40-3 p.m.
Multi-Ethnic Business Association, also known as AHANA (African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American) Business Association
Ben Cabildo, president, AHANA

The full schedule of events, as well as organization information, is also available via the Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s Campus & Community Diversity Summit webpage:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is honored to connect our students, faculty and staff with its partners in the community. The summit will include information and/or representatives from the following organizations to share their wisdom and opportunities for collaboration. These organizations will also share opportunities for internships, volunteering, jobs and memberships.

Community Partners

  • AHANA Multi Ethnic Business Association
  • Avista Utilities
  • The Black Lens
  • The Carl Maxey Center
  • City of Spokane
  • Hispanic Business Professionals Association
  • MLK Jr. Community Center
  • Providence Health & Services

University Partners

  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • Career Services
  • Chicana/o/x Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Disability Support Services
  • Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies
  • Global Student Services
  • HSI Task Force
  • Multicultural Center
  • Native American Affairs
  • Office for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Office of Community Engagement
  • Pride Center
  • Veterans Resource Center

Please join us for this great opportunity to make lasting connections in the community. For questions or accommodations, please contact Kim Davis at or 509.359.6874.

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