St. Norbert College to host diversity conference

Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 10 at 9 a.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 25, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College will host the Wisconsin Private College Initiative for Diversity Conference (WPCID) Friday, April 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the F.K. Bemis International Center on the college campus.

The WPCID will provide a forum for students, faculty and staff to learn about differences, discuss diversity-related issues, and create an action plan for their own campuses and communities.

The conference originated at Carthage College in the fall of 2004. It was inspired by the vision of a Carthage graduate, Derrick Collins, who modeled the conference after the American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin System.

The conference is open to all students, faculty and staff of WAICU schools for a $50 fee if registered prior to April 1 or $60 after April 1.

To register for the conference, go to http://www.snc.edu/multicultural/wpcid/registration.html.

Friday night will feature a performance by Alvin Lau, a Chicago native and Asian-American slam poet. Saturday morning will feature Byron Hurt, a nationally recognized speaker, writer, media activist, and commentator on issues related to gender, race, sex, violence, music, and visual media.

There will be multiple workshops throughout the day on Saturday that will help participants navigate topics including disability, gender, racism, and multiculturalism.

For more information, contact Angelica Moreno at (920) 403-3232 or angelica.moreno@snc.edu.

For directions to St. Norbert College and the F.K. Bemis International Center, go to http://www.snc.edu/communications/aboutsnc/directions.html.