NSU Community invited to Diversity Summit

On Nov. 2 the South Florida Diversity Alliance will hold its 8th annual Diversity Summit in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is open to all college and high school students, professors, business, and community leaders to participate in over 20 workshops on public policy, human rights, ethics, social issues and other topics that impact the U.S.

The registration fee is $30, but free for students and employees from sponsoring organizations.

Dr. Terry Morrow,  assistant dean of NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences, and conference organizer, said that the summit is designed to connect young leaders with seasoned leaders to learn from one another and build collaborative partnerships to make a positive impact in their schools, communities, and work places.

Co-chair of the South Florida Diversity Alliance and United Nation honoree, Laura Finley, Ph.D., said, “The main purpose of the Diversity Summit is to further the mission of the South Florida Diversity Alliance, which is to unite our community to promote respect, unity, and social change.”

This year’s theme is Electing Diversity, in honor of the election year. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to select from six 50-minute workshops. After lunch, there will be four 90-minute workshops to choose from.

Finley said, “The theme is intended to be a play on words in that we are electing a president but we also need to elect or choose diversity at every political level and in our personal, work, and school lives.”

The South Florida Diversity Alliance’s co-chair Morayma James said that the summit could empower current and emerging leaders to learn and act together.

The event’s sponsoring organizations include NSU, Lynn University, Broward County schools, among others. Broward County Schools are bringing more than 100 students.

Representatives from the Peace Corps, Miami Coalition Against Homelessness, the Weston American Association of University Women, No More Tears, and Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will be there as well.

To register, visit www.southfloridadiversityalliance.org. For more information, contact Laura Finley at (954)592-7893 or email lfinley@mail.barry.edu.

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