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Sac State reinforces commitment to diversity with spring events

Choral performanceSacramento State is proud to be the seventh most diverse university west of the Mississippi – and it is underscoring its welcoming spirit with a series of events throughout the spring semester that explore diversity issues.

“We have an incredibly diverse campus, which makes us strong and enriches the experiences of everyone here at Sac State,” President Robert S. Nelsen says, urging all members of the University community to “join me in attending as many of the upcoming events and lectures as you are able.”

The events range from films to lectures to forums, and include a daylong showcase of student clubs that celebrate cultural pride and awareness. Among the other highlights: Congresswoman Doris Matsui (pictured, right) will serve as the keynote speaker for a Feb. 19 panel discussion on “Hysteria, Racism, Politics: Parallels Between the WWII Japanese American Internment and Attitudes Toward the Muslim Community.” And Professor Maya Soetoro-Ng (pictured, left), who directs Community Outreach and Global Learning at the University of Hawaii’s Matsunaga Institute and is President Obama’s half-sister, will speak about “Leadership and Conflict Resolution” on Feb. 25.

President Nelsen has reinforced his commitment to campus diversity programs, most recently by announcing the creation of a Diversity Office and a permanent Diversity Council consisting of students, faculty and staff.
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