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Workshop focuses on TJNL diversity
Organizers hope university speakers will share cultural insights
By Kim Sweet
Business and community leaders,
school administrators and college
professors will have a chance to go
back to school over the next two days
to learn about cultural diversity.
Various speakers from the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln will
teach unity, respect and acceptance to
the attendees of the first workshop of
its kind held at UNL.
The workshop, sponsored by
Nebraska Network 21, takes place
today and Friday at the Nebraska East
Funded by a grant from the
Kellogg Foundation, Nebraska
Network 21 is an initiative that looks
at how the University of Nebraska is
serving the citizens of the state in the
21st century, said Emilia Gonzalez
Clements, co-chairwoman of the
group’s culture and gender diversity
The team is one of seven action
teams formed by Nebraska Network
21 to identify and implement changes
within the community of learning that
the University of Nebraska serves
across the state, said Steve Jackson, a
counseling and testing coordinator for
the state of Nebraska and co-chair
man of die workshop.
While the goal of Nebraska
Network 21 is to provide education
throughout Nebraska, Jackson said
the group decided to start with the
Lincoln campus because a number of
events at UNL have dealt directly with
The decision to observe Martin
Luther King Jr. Day, the hiring of
Shari Clark, a black woman, as a spe
cial assistant for diversity and equity
to NU President Dennis Smith and the
Sigma Chi Fraternity cross burning
that occurred almost two years ago are
events that have brought attention to
the issue of diversity at UNL, Jackson
By bringing members of the UNL
community together with leaders
from across Nebraska, the organizers
of the event hope speakers from the
university can share the insights they
“Our goal is to increase communi
cation between educational institu
tions and the community,” said Patti
Hust, a volunteer for the culture and
gender diversity team and secretary
for the NU Cooperative Extension.
While the focus of the workshop
will be the university, Jackson said.
Nebraska Network 21 hopes to focus
on the state as a whole in the future.
Planning sessions at the workshop
will help attendees use what they
learn from the speakers. The sessions
will allow community and business
leaders, educators and others who
attend to brainstorm how to make
Topics that will be addressed by
speakers include cultural duality,
effective skills of communication and
how people of privilege can be allies
to disadvantaged groups.
While students are not specifical
ly targeted, Hust said they are wel
come to attend the events.
Today registration begins at 8 a.m.
Workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Friday registration begins at 8:30
a.m., and the workshop runs from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m.
The registration fees are $35.
Hurst said students and others desir
ing to attend the conference are wel
come to show up at the door.
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