NMU’s 14-annual UNITED Conference celebrates diversity

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is taking a proactive approach at celebrating diversity.

For two days, NMU is hosting its 14th annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (or UNITED) Conference, which will explore what it means to be diverse, and what makes us individuals.

“As much as we do know about diversity, there’s always so much more that we can learn,” said Shirley Brozzo, Associate Director for the Multicultural Education and Resource Center at NMU. “There’s new developments and new techniques and new ideas coming up every single day. Everybody has something that makes them diverse, and everybody wants to talk about whatever that niche is. And so, we get together and talk about these ideas.”

Each day features keynote speakers from different backgrounds, covering a wide array of topics, including intersectionality.

Today featured some of NMU’s international studies students, who gave insight on their time at Northern.

Over 15 people are also set to give poetry readings, all in their native languages.

For more information on the conferences, visit their website here.