UC Santa Barbara

July 9th-12th, 2018

Social Equity

The social equity committee is excited to review this year’s proposals. We look forward to new projects and strongly encourage artistic and non-traditional presentations. Visual and performance based artworks, as well as presentation and workshop proposals that disrupt conventionality, are encouraged. We hope to expand and diversify the understanding of sustainability through the lens of equity, social justice and diversity in higher education. We welcome artists, scholars, activists, and “makers” who seek to improve and examine sustainability to ensure underrepresented populations, people of color and indigenous communities are well represented. Specific topics we are interested in, but not confined to:

  • Collaboration between higher education and indigenous groups
    • Acknowledgement protocols
  • Best practices and lessons learned when developing programs and projects that promote inclusive sustainability
  • Campuses that have, or are creating master/strategic plans: how they are integrating social justice in these plans
  • Conversational and interactive workshops and presentations
  • Diversity: how higher education are working with local communities
    • Especially minorities and indigenous groups


Speaker Selection Criteria

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

2017 Concurrent Sessions