CEAD Conference 2022

Please join us as we celebrate our 11th annual Celebrate, Educate, & Appreciate Diversity (CEAD) Conference!

Our core theme this year for the CEAD conference is around healing, creating a space for intentional conversations, and engaging in different conversations around gender identity/sexuality; censorship and discrimination; and unpacking identity and power dynamics.

We are excited to connect with folks in person this year! In order to respect everyone’s comfort level with how they engage with an in-person conference during COVID-19, we have shortened the conference schedule from a full-day to a half-day and will also make the conversations and presentations as accessible as possible by broadcasting it via Zoom. More details will be available as plans are finalized. Please check back often!

♦The CEAD Conference offers diversity training and education for students and serves the University’s mission to provide programming that develops them to “lead responsible and reflective action in a diverse and interconnected world.”

♦Students participating in the CEAD Conference gain a greater awareness and understanding of power, privilege, biases, and stereotypes, as well as gain a broader understanding of differences in groups, backgrounds, cultures, practices, and worldviews through meaningful dialogue.

CEAD 2022 Keynote Speaker: BUSHRA AMIWALA

The Youngest Muslim Elected in the US

Bushra Amiwala is a Skokie, IL, native and daughter of immigrants who truly appreciates diversity in its many beautiful forms. As communities across our nation – the working poor, religious and ethnic minorities, and young changemakers who are ignored by political establishments – are pushed aside, Bushra is a committed voice for underrepresented citizens. She seeks to ensure that our nation’s future is in good hands by building a compassionate, politically-engaged generation.

For more information about Bushra Amiwala, visit https://bushraamiwala.com/

Online registration for the CEAD 2022 conference is open now!

This year’s CEAD Conference is brought to you by the Student Council for Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, the EOU Diversity Committee, and EOU’s Oregon Teacher Pathways Program. THANK YOU for your continued support!


  • Provide an opportunity for students to learn from others, whose backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives are different from their own and to gain a broader understanding of differences.
  • Promotes personal growth and skills that encourage critical thinking and transform the challenges of diversity into opportunities.
  • Enable participants to be empowered leaders actively promoting the advantages of diversity.
  • Increase students understanding of power, privilege, biases, and stereotypes and how dimensions impact their interactions and perceptions of diversity.


Students will learn about diversity, equity and social justice as well as gain skills that will enable them to be responsible and reflective campus and community leaders as well as advocates for creating a more inclusive campus community.

To view a recording of the livestream for our keynote speakers from CEAD 2020, Alex Martinez and Dr. Emily Drew, please follow this link:  https://livestream.com/eou/events/7029405
Click the link to view last year’s CEAD 2019 Program