Joaquín ZihuatanejoUNT Alum, Joaquín Zihuatanejo, is a poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher. Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Sometimes brutal, but always honest his work depicts the essence of barrio life, writing about a youth that existed somewhere between the streets of the barrio and the dream wanderings of a boy who found refuge in a world of stories and poems.

Zihuatanejo joined the 2017 Equity and Diversity Conference both as a workshop presenter and performer. Students had the opportunity to perform with Zihuatanejo via the “Social Justice: A Movement Not a Moment” Spoken Word Competition held the evening of the conference from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The 2017 Equity & Diversity Conference takes place at 8:30 a.m. on February 23 in the University Union.

Who can participate?
The conference is currently open to the UNT Denton community. The general public and external community members will be able to register soon.

This year’s event includes a unique opportunity for selected UNT students to meet and greet with Melissa Harris-Perry.

If you are a UNT Denton student, faculty member or staff member, click the button below to register!

External Registrants


The 2017 Equity & Diversity Conference takes place at 8:00 a.m. on February 23 in the University Union.

Pricing for UNT alumni and external community members will be as follows:

  • UNT Alumni: $50.00
  • Student from other Institution: $25.00
  • Community Member/Other University Participant: $75.00

The Division is using a new platform this year for registration and payment processing. Please register for the 2017 Equity & Diversity Conference by providing your information below and following the steps on the subsequent pages.

If you intend to pay by check, please click here.

If you plan to pay with a credit card, please select your registration type and quantity by typing a number in the box next to the associated registration type below and hit "submit."

Registration Types