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Nova Southeastern University
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NSU to Host Global Diversity Summit

Event brings together students and community leaders to discuss issues such as hate crimes, homosexuality, race, peace, and diversity.

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.

The 6th Annual Diversity Summit will be held on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Carl DeSantis Building at NSU’s main campus in Davie. Put together by The South Florida Diversity Alliance, the event will bring together high school and college students, professors, business leaders, community leaders, and faith leaders to discuss hot-button social issues that impact every American.

“The Diversity Summit is designed to connect young leaders with seasoned leaders to dissect and develop ideas to solve the biggest social issues of our time,” said conference organizer Terry Morrow, Ph.D., assistant dean of student affairs at NSU’s College of Allied Health and Nursing.

Some of the workshops include: Leadership for a Global Society; Fair Housing; Peaceful Relationships; Workers’ Rights are Human Rights; Hate Crimes; Diverse Encounters; Language and Diversity; Racial Issues in Sports; Straight Parents with Gay Kids; Rating Barack Obama on Diversity and Social Justice; and many more.

In 2006, as the director of student leadership and civic engagement at NSU, Morrow created the NSU Diversity Summit to engage students in learning, reflection, relationship-building, and action around issues of diversity and social justice.

In 2009, a group of South Florida higher education professionals came together to form the South Florida Diversity Alliance (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, Barry University, Florida International University, Broward County Schools, and Amnesty International.

The summit began in 2006 with 130 attendees as a way to prepare students to be global leaders. This year, we expect to see close to 300 attendees. This year’s theme is “Peacing it Together: Uniting leaders for a better world.”

The summit will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The cost is $25 per day or $40 for both days. It’s free for students and employees from sponsoring organizations. To register, please visit http://www.nova.edu/cah/studentaffairs/diversity-summit/index.html.  For questions, please email sfda@nova.edu.

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About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the seventh largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about Nova visit www.nova.edu.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office), 954-621-7961 (cell), ken.ma@nova.edu