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I have skills in a variety of areas you might be interested in. I have separated these into different parts. Feel free to select the different sections on the right to get a better understanding of my experience.


ARMY STRONG: Celebrating Our Diversity Through the Strength of Our Soldiers
LGBT Pride Celebration - June 2, 2016
US Army Sergeants Major Academy

Marriage Equality, Nine Months Later
Sunday Service Homily - March 13, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso 

Ambiente: El Espacio Seguro 
27th Student Conference on Latino Affairs - April 10, 2015
Texas A&M University

'T' is for Trans
Sunday Service Homily - June 15, 2014
Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso

The Power of Stigma and Fear
Sunday Service Homily - November 5th, 2013
Metropolitan Community Church

The Power of Stigma and Fear
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day - October 16th, 2013
City of El Paso Department of Public Health

Exploring a World of Change
Staff LGBT Sensitivity Training - July 10, 2012
El Paso Community College

I Guess That Makes Me a Professional Gay
Rainbow Graduation Reception - May 10, 2012
The University of Texas at El Paso

Strengthening the Chains of Support
Community Involvement Workshop - April  14, 2012
Metropolitan Community Church, Rio Grande Adelante, and PFLAG-El Paso



Welcome to Your NOT Diversity Training
Office of Admissions - July 18, 2016
University of Arizona

Train-the-Trainer | Facilitator Preparation
Office of Admissions - June 13, 2016
University of Arizona

Can We Talk: Conversations About Tough Topics
Camp OUTdoors! - September 07, 2015

Can We Talk? Conversations About Tough Topics
2015 Annual Conference - May 15, 2015
North Texas Society of Human Resource Management (NT-SHRM) 

It Starts With Me! A Grounding to Inclusion
27th Student Conference on Latino Affairs - April 10, 2015
Texas A&M University

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Theory and Strategies
Salem-Keizer School District Professional Development - June 20 & Oct. 10, 2014
Oregon Department of Education

Safe Space Training
Office of Institutional Diversity - March 15-16, 2012
South Dakota State University

Building Community Through Storytelling

Cambodian American Student Association Annual Retreat - June 20, 2011
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Intercultural Sensitivity: A Presentation on Bennett's Model
Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program – 2010-2011
Oregon State University

Building Inclusive Communities Workshop Series
University Housing & Dining Services – 2008-2011
Oregon State University

Safe Space Training Program
LGBT Advocacy Team – 2008-2011
Oregon State University

Advanced Safe Space Training Program
SOL: LGBT Multicultural Network – 2008-2011
Oregon State University

Social Identity and Leadership
PeaceJam Northwest – April 2009
Oregon State University

It's All Greek to Me: Greek Academic Success
Greek Life Annual Retreat - March 5, 2007
The University of Texas at El Paso



Gender Issues in Indonesian Conservation Efforts
Conference on Communication and Environment - June 2013
Co-panelists: Alejandro Alba, Bianca Ramirez, Stacey Sowards, Ph.D.  

Creating Mentorship Opportunities: Taking the Next Step in Your Career
American College Personnel Association Annual Conference – March 2011
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Annual Conference - June 2011
Co-presenter: becky martinez, ed.d.

Beyond Racial Aikido: Building Caucus-Based Programming Based on Institutional Needs
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Annual Conference – June 2011
Presenters: Eric Hansen, Ph.D., Jennifer Viña, Patricia Nguyen, Sabrina Kwist, Mike Shingle

Building a Foundation: Social Justice Education for Student Leaders
American College Personnel Association "On-the-Road" Conference - 2010
Co-presenters: Dawn Snyder, Willie Morgan

Curiosity, Exploration, and Investment:  Developing a Social Justice Education Program that Works for Your Students
Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Annual Conference – February 2010
Co-presenters: Dawn Snyder, Willie Morgan

Beyond Words and Into Action: Encouraging Difficult and Courageous Conversations in a Predominately White Institution
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education Annual Conference - June 2009
Co-presenters: Eric Hansen, Ph.D., Megan Full, Willie Morgan, Jennifer Viña

Recruitment and Retention: How to Get a Full House
American Humanics Management Institute - 2002

Challenging Heterosexism and Homophobia in School Systems
Mesa District School Counselor Academy - February 2001, Arizona State School Counselor Academy – March 2001
Co-presenter: Madeline Adelman, Ph.D.


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Leading a training on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy with Salem-Keizer school teachers 

Victor Santana-Melgoza
Giving a keynote speech at Texas A&M University

Victor Santana-Melgoza
Teaching foundations of Intercultural Communication

Leading a Skype training to a group of teachers 

Speaking at an event hosted by the City of El Paso, Department of Public Health

Delivering a keynote speech for the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy for the LGBT Pride Month Celebration

Diversity Talks | Victor Santana-Melgoza | Ph: (541) 231-4768 | victor@diversitytalks.com