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Diversity Forum 2021

The 2021 Diversity Forum, “Rising Above and Reshaping our World in the Image of Justice,” will be held on Nov. 2 & 3 as a hybrid in-person and virtual conference.

The Diversity Forum is the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s premiere two-day conference focused on updating, educating and activating attendees on the most pressing issues of the day. With two decades of history on the UW–Madison campus, the Diversity Forum provides a platform for learning and exploration around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for members of the campus community and Wisconsin region.

Check back later for details about this year’s agenda, speakers, sessions, registration, and more.

Featured Speakers

Russell Jeung

Dr. Russell Jeung, professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, will provide the keynote address on day one.

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Steven Canals

Steven Canals, a screenwriter and producer best known for co-creating and executive-producing the FX television series "Pose," will provide the keynote address on day two of the Diversity Forum.

Headshot of Steven Canals

Latest Updates


  • Dates: November 2 & 3, 2021
  • Times: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT
  • Location: Union South and virtual webinar
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: Not yet available