Major programs in early 2011 to address inclusiveness, tolerance
UW-Green Bay has an ongoing series of programs, the “Human Mosaic,” which emphasize the power of education and positive experiences to counter bias and intolerance. Upcoming events to note on your calendar:
• Making Excellence Inclusive – Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen, a widely respected authority on institutional change, sustainability, diversity and excellence, will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Pedersen will help the campus community understand the basic definitions of inclusive excellence with a lecture and hands-on, interactive activities. She will address topics such as: Why focus on Inclusive Excellence? Why now? The program will also include best practices for students, faculty and staff for incorporating Inclusive Excellence.
• Recovering Skinhead – Frank Meeink is the guest speaker at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the Phoenix Room. By age 18 he was roaming the country as a skinhead leader and neo-nazi recruiter. He was arrested and convicted of kidnapping and beating a member of a rival skinhead gang. While in prison he befriended men he used to think he hated — men of different races — and chose to change his life following his release. He now speaks and writes on issues of tolerance, diversity and mutual understanding.