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NSU to Host South Florida Diversity Summit on Nov. 2

Event brings together students and community leaders to discuss issues such as public policy, human rights, sustainability and ethics.

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE Fla. — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be bringing South Florida leaders and future leaders together for a powerful summit on expanding diversity and creating a more peaceful world.

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The 7th Annual Diversity Summit will be held on Nov. 2 at the Carl DeSantis Building at NSU’s main campus in Davie. Put together by The South Florida Diversity Alliance (SFDA), the event will bring together college students, high school students, professors, business leaders, and community leaders to discuss hot-button social issues that impact every American.

“The Diversity Summit is designed to connect young leaders with seasoned leaders to learn from one another and hopefully build collaborative partnerships to make a positive impact in their schools, communities and workplaces,” said Terry Morrow, Ph.D., conference organizer and assistant dean of student affairs at NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences.

This year’s theme is “Electing Diversity.”  Lynn University is hosting the third and final Presidential Debate on October 22nd and we believe the Diversity Summit will be an important follow-up event to empower current and emerging leaders to learn and act together,” said Morayma James, conference organizer and coordinator of multicultural affairs at Lynn University.

Over 20 workshops will be hosted by community leaders, professors, and students including one hosted by United Nations honoree and SFDA Co-Chair Laura Finley, Ph.D., and Herman Lindsey, Florida’s last death row exoneree.

In 2009, a group of South Florida higher education professionals came together to form the SFDA and expand the NSU Diversity Summit to be a coalition event hosted by the SFDA.  This year, sponsoring organizations include Nova Southeastern University, Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Barry University, and Broward County Schools.

The summit will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.  The cost is $30. It’s free for students and employees from sponsoring organizations. To register, please visit http://www.southfloridadiversityalliance.org.  For questions, please email sfda@nova.edu.

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally with more than 28,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  www.nova.edu

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Ken Ma, MBA, NSU Office of Public Affairs
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