UW Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The personal is Political

Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and Others in Solidarity

“Certainly there are very real differences between us…But it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal to recognize those differences…”- Audre Lorde

The Diversity Leadership Conference (DLC) is a half-day conference designed for UW students to develop their leadership skills through a series of workshops and sessions with peer leaders. The conference is co-hosted by the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, the Career & Internships Center, and Housing and Food Services and is open to all undergraduate students.

The theme of DLC 2020 is The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves & Others in Solidarity. The theme is meant to reflect and pay homage to the intersectional work of womxn of color feminists. Additionally, with the U.S. Presidential Elections happening in the year 2020, we hope participants can engage in conversations of activism/advocacy for themselves and marginalized/targeted communities.


By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach