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'Social Movements of Yesterday and Today' Will be Topic of MATC's April 8 "Diversity Dialogues" Forum

March 13, 2017

“Social Movements of Yesterday and Today” will be the focus of Milwaukee Area Technical College’s April “Diversity Dialogues” forum. Set for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 8, the free, public discussion will be held in the cafeteria at Washington High School of Information Technology, 2525 N. Sherman Blvd.

Inspired by efforts to rebuild relationships in the Sherman Park community after the violence broke out last summer, MATC designed the monthly forum to gather the community to learn and share ideas about race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, religion and other forms of cultural diversity.

“We hope these sessions can be used as a model for an ongoing, community-wide discussion that could be a catalyst to transform lives and our community,” said Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president. “It is my hope that these monthly discussions will lead to substantive changes, not just in Sherman Park, but throughout Milwaukee.”

The community workshops are based on topics discussed in MATC’s “Introduction to Diversity Studies” course. Sponsored by MATC’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The topic of the May 13 event is "Celebrating Diversity."

Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call Jennifer Mikulay, MATC associate dean of liberal arts and sciences, at (414) 456-5325.