Higher ed institutions in Fond du Lac county host tenth joint diversity workshop for students and community

September 13, 2018

As a collaborative effort, the four institutions of higher education in Fond du Lac County will jointly sponsor their tenth annual diversity event,  “Teaching, Learning and Working Inclusively,” a free interactive workshop featuring keynote speaker Dr. Charles A. Taylor, on Thursday, November 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Marian University.

Students from Marian University, Moraine Park Technical College, Ripon College and University of Wisconsin—Fond du Lac as well as members of the community are invited to participate. There is no fee for the workshop, but registration is required online at www.marianuniversity.edu/HEDIT.

Dr. Charles Taylor currently serves as President of Roar Enterprises, a small consulting firm specializing in diversity, films and book publishing. Dr. Taylor authored and produced the historical documentary “Decade of Discontent” that aired on Wisconsin Education Network. Taylor is listed in Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors and Poets and is a founder of Wisconsin’s High School Minority Student Leadership conference.

The conference is sponsored by the Higher Education Diversity Initiative Team (HEDIT) which was created by the presidents and CEOs of the four institutions. The team was charged to plan “an annual collaborative project designed to promote a climate of appreciation for all aspects of human diversity, supporting, fostering and welcoming inclusiveness, respect and dignity for all.”  HEDIT’s mission is to lead, inspire, educate and challenge their institutions and the Fond du Lac County community in promoting diversity and inclusiveness.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeneise Briggs at Marian University. For registration questions please contact jsbriggs26@marianuniversity.edu or 920.923.8577.