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Exploring Discrimination & Bias Conference


January 31, 2012

The Exploring Discrimination and Bias Conference Committee is a dynamic group, comprised of students dedicated to strengthening the University of Vermont and Burlington community and representing the complexity of our individuality at the University of Vermont. We invite you to learn more about our organization and welcome you to contribute with your own perspectives, experiences and voice.

Mission Statement

The Exploring Discrimination and Bias Conference was created with the purpose of fostering solidarity and to bring awareness of the pervasiveness and self-perpetuation of bias and discrimination. At the university level and in the greater community though advocacy, dialogue, education and community building. The Exploring Discrimination and Bias Conference promotes understanding and respect among all identities, such identities would include race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status through the common purpose of cultivating community and inclusiveness.


The first annual Exploring Discrimination and Bias Conference took place on March 19, 2011 in the Dudley H. Davis Center. The conference was envisioned by undergraduate students at the University of Vermont and is completely student run. The goal of the conference and its committee is to identify, recognize, and discuss issues of discrimination and bias across all identities and abilities. The confernce's vision is a community where students, faculty, and members of the greater UVM and Burlington community are empowered and engaged and are aware. A community that no longer has bystanders but has advocates that stand by, a community that has a voice of understanding and respect even when times are tough for the common purpose of maintaining their community.

For more information or to contact the Committee, please email:

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