UMD hosts Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice Expo to teach Northlanders about global issues

By KBJR News 1

March 25, 2014 Updated Mar 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Northlanders were given the chance to learn about a variety of global issues Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice Expo.

The event is designed to raise awareness about global issues.

Topics discussed ranged from human trafficking, to liberty in North Korea, to dictatorship and repression in Spain, among others.

One goal of the expo is to encourage audience participation with the six faculty members and two UMD students giving presentations.

"This is one way that people get educated about the issues that are going on. And only through education and recognition of these issues can something be done about it if change needs to happen," said Amy Swensen, a UMD Senior and presenter at the expo.

Organizers of the event say we are all interconnected in society, and events like this help people come together to find solutions to global issues, identify patterns, and understand the world we live in on a deeper level.

Elsa Robins