A Conversation About Diversity at UMD

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A Conversation About Diversity at UMD

October 25, 2012 Updated Oct 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- The University of Minnesota-Duluth opened its doors Thursday to a discussion about diversity, and how it plays into our future.

The summit on Equity, Diversity, and Multiculturalism is an all day event including workshops and lectures dissecting where and why change is needed in our culture to adjust for an every growing diverse workforce.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Nancy Barcelo, the president of Northern New Mexico College says with an influx of retiring baby boomers, having a well educated, diverse labor force going forward is vital to a stable American economy.

"We need to be busy preparing all of our students to be prepared to go into the workforce so we can have a strong economy in the future."

The event is sponsored by is sponsored by UMD's Diversity Commission and Office of Cultural Diversity.