UAHS EDI Speaker Series

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Speaker Series is intentional in bringing our diverse campus and community together to inspire dialogue, community engagement, innovation, and to broaden our EDI perspective. We invite you to celebrate and learn from our local and national featured speakers and their research, experiences, adversities, and successes. 


Upcoming Speakers

May 24, 2022

The Spectrum project is a UA-SIROW collaboration serving LGBTQ+ youth and allies ages 13-24. Upon enrollment, nearly half of Spectrum’s participants reported symptoms of depression and anxiety, and over 60% had a hard time paying attention at school, work, or home. Despite mental health challenges, only 30% of Spectrum youth who are referred for mental health treatment engage in services. Youth note that parental consent and the formality of therapy are barriers, while they would instead desire informal and anonymous service options.