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It's All About Inclusion!

Beth Zemsky, MAEd, LICSW, an experienced scholarly consultant and a powerful speaker on the issues of diversity and inclusion, will open our fifth annual Alice Holloway Young, Ed.D. Power of Diversity Series event on Monday, Nov. 9, at MCC.

Zemsky will give presentations and conduct workshops at the Brighton and Damon City campuses. Her keynote speech, titled "The Difference Makes a Difference," will provide valuable scholarly insights regarding issues of social stratification and barriers to inclusion. The content of her presentation promises to help students better understand many of the key concepts that we teach them in our Social Sciences and Humanities courses, especially in Sociology, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Education and Social Work. Sponsored by MCC’s Diversity Council, the keynote presentations are free and open to the college community:


"The Difference Makes a Difference"
Nov. 9, noon to 12:50 p.m.

Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A & B)

Nov. 10, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

DCC Community Room (4193)


Her special workshops on "Supporting an inclusive Campus Environment," planned for faculty and staff, are designed to be educational, fun (yes, fun is included!) and thought-provoking:

"Supporting an Inclusive Campus Environment"
Nov. 9, 9:00-10:50 a.m., Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Empire Room)

Nov. 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Empire Room)
Nov. 10, 9:30-10:50 a.m., DCC Community Room (4193)

A workshop designed for students, faculty, and staff on
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender diversity and inclusion will be held:
-- Nov. 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m., at Brighton Campus, 8-200

A very skillful, dynamic and focused presenter, Zemsky is an independent clinical social worker, a certified diversity trainer and consultant with One Ummah Consulting, which focuses on multicultural organizational development. She specializes in providing organizational development and  improving management services to help organizations understand critical social and cultural issues while developing a broader movement for social change. Her background in training includes coaching, facilitation, community organizing and workplace mediation. In addition, Zemsky has developed curricula at the university, community, professional and corporate levels locally and nationally for more than 25 years. She has taught at University of Minnesota, Augsburg College and University of Missouri-St. Louis.

We hope to see many students, faculty and staff come and engage in a dialogue on diversity and inclusion!

Shahin Monshipour, Charlotte Downing and Craig Rand
5th annual Alice Holloway Young, Ed.D. Power of Diversity Series Planning Committee