The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference will return in March for a full month of workshops, presentations and panels. The conference is open to the public, and registration is available online at www.uwplatt.edu/mcic.
MCIC originated in 2011 to provide the tri-state region with professional and educational opportunities around the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion. Over the years, it has drawn thousands of attendees from across the Midwest. This year’s conference will be held in a hybrid format. Keynote speakers will open and close the conference, and a variety of virtual workshops and presentations will be offered throughout the month.
“We are excited to offer a hybrid option to best accommodate work, life and academic schedules, as well as accommodate to the ongoing shifts of the pandemic,” said Emily Stier, Campus Climate coordinator.
On Tuesday, March 1, from 6-7 p.m. keynote speaker Saul Flores will present “The Walk of Immigrants.” Flores is a nationally-recognized philanthropist, photojournalist and speaker. His most recent project documents the lives of Latin American immigrants to fundraise for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, MSNBC and TEDX.
On Thursday, March 31, from 6-7 p.m. Eboné Bell will close out the conference with her presentation, “Speak Up or Forever Hold your Peace.” Bell is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tagg Magazine and Tagg Communication LLC, and a leader in entrepreneurship, LGBTQ issues, media and activism. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as an “Inspiring Black Entrepreneur Changing our World.”
Keynote sessions will be held in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. For more information, visit www.uwplatt.edu/mcic.