Registration open for Gender Equity Conference

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Registration open for Gender Equity Conference

The 24 columns on the east side of Memorial Stadium each weigh an estimated 18,000 pounds (nine tons) and are about 22 feet tall. They are made of granite from Colorado and once adorned the Burlington train station in Omaha.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

Nebraska Sen. Megan Hunt will deliver the keynote address during the sixth annual Gender Equity Conference.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, is Nov. 11, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, and registration is now open. The last day to register is Nov. 3.

Sen. Hunt represents District 8, which includes part of Omaha. Additional planned highlights of the conference include a panel with faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences to discuss how western perspectives of gender equity misconstrue gender equity efforts in non-western nations, as well as talks from Dominique Morgan, the executive director of Black and Pink National, and Cinnamon Dokken, the owner of A Novel Idea bookstore.

The day-long event will cover a wide variety of topics related to gender equity and intersectionality. Other topics may include leadership, diversity, advocacy, social justice, or community interest topics. Each session is 20 or 30 minutes, and registrants can attend sessions as they are able.

There is space for additional speakers, and conference organizers are seeking proposals from possible presenters. To submit a proposal visit the conference website. Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 25.

The conference is presented by the Women’s Center and LGBTQA+ Center. Questions can be submitted to

Information about the conference

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