Marquette – Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as Jewish communities in the United States, murdered and missing Aboriginal Canadian women, merging African heritage with American culture, shrinking cities in the Midwest and creating unity through food.
Events scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at the University Center are:
Alex Mayer, MTU professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Why in the world do we need diverse perspectives on how humans interact with the water cycle?” at 9 a.m.
Xiuguo Huang, visiting scholar in English, “Mo Yan and William Faulkner Inside China,” 10 a.m.
Melanie Harris, religion and ethics professor at Texas Christian University, “Strength in Unity:
Educating for Human Transformation and Social Change,” 11 a.m.
Lunch and opportunity to meet speakers, noon in the Charcoal Room
Erica Goff, NMU grants and contracts director, “LGBTIQ and Microaggressions:101,” 1 p.m.
Sujata Shetty, geography and planning professor at the University of Toledo, “Looking Back and
Looking Ahead: Shrinking Cities in the U.S. Midwest,” 3 p.m.
Selam Teclu of the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, “Growing, Cooking and Eating: Creating unity with nature through our relationship with food,” 4 p.m.
NMU international students on “Dating Abroad,” 6 p.m.
Meet Pakistani photographer Lali Khalid, 7 p.m.
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