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Centering Equity Series

The UCA College of Education is pleased to announce the new Centering Equity Series. This 3-part series, beginning Fall 2021, will be led by a Scholar-in-Residence who will facilitate sessions on equity and social justice issues. Each session will be approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The College of Education has adopted the Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity (DBIE) model to guide how equity and social justice will be centered and advanced in education and the community. Following that model, the Fall 2021 series will focus on diversity and belonging; the Spring 2022 series will focus on inclusion and equity.

The series is geared toward those working in education, community organizing, social justice advocacy, social services, and leaders of organizations with social missions. The series will culminate with a pre-conference capstone session on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Centering Equity Conference will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Fall 2021 Series: Diversity & Belonging

Session 1: Wednesday, Sept 15 — 1:00pm – 2:30 pm (Central Time)

Session 2: Wednesday, Oct 13 — 1:00pm – 2:30 pm (Central Time)

Session 3: Wednesday, Nov 10 — 1:00pm – 2:30 pm (Central Time)

Cost: $99 (for the entire Fall series)

Series Benefits:

  • Expand your knowledge and confidence in diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity (DBIE) topics.
  • Earn your digital badge/credential in diversity and belonging (Fall) and inclusion and equity (Spring).
  • Obtain your full DBIE certificate upon successful completion of both terms and capstone project presentation.
  • Receive a total of 12 hours of professional development credit (for educators only).
  • Join the community of DBIE professionals from across the globe!

Click HERE to register!

Series Organizer

Distinguished Education Equity Fellow and Associate Professor, College of Education – Dr. Candice Maxwell

For more information, contact Mr. Reuel Shepherd at (501) 450-3429 or email



Centering Equity Conference 2022 will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at UCA’s Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center.