A Candid Conversation with Hugh Vasquez

Hugh Vasquez joined United Way of Salt Lake for a hybrid in-person/virtual event on Wednesday, August 11th, as our second guest in this year’s Building Equitable Communities Speaker Series with a discussion on Transformative Leadership for Equity.

Hugh Vasquez
Hugh Vasquez, Senior Associate at the National Equity Project. Read his full bio here.

Mr. Vasquez is a Senior Associate at the National Equity Project and one of the country’s top equity and diversity educators, acting as a consultant to campuses and organizations working towards creating healthy multicultural environments

Over the past 20 plus years, Vasquez has worked with hundreds of organizations and schools to take on the challenge of changing systems that produce racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and other exclusionary environments.

“It’s not an accident that we have health, wealth, and housing disparities… If we do not engage in reimagining the systems we’re in, then we engage in perpetuating them. There is no in-between.”




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Thank you to our sponsors, Salt Lake Community College, AT&T, Comcast, and Rocky Mountain Power, Deseret News, and KSL, who made this event possible.



By Jessica Gezon, Senior Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake