Diversity Series 2012-13

Cultural performances, scholarly lectures and presentations about diversity topics that face our community and world is the basis of the Diversity Culture and Lectures Series. Past events featured performances which celebrate cultural history, provocative panel discussions about health care topics and opportunities to explore new ideas.

The Spring 2013 series includes:

Nebraska Heroine Mildred Brown - learn about her efforts to unite the black and white communities through her iconic newspaper -- the Omaha Star. 

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History - come and listen to stories, songs and poems about women who left footprints on history by stepping out of place. 

Culture Fest celebration - the annual event featuring food, fun, displays and entertainment from a variety of cultures across the UNMC campus and the world.

  • April 18, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Sorrell Events Center, first floor

Fall 2012 events included:

A Tale of Two Sisters - hear from Sarah Rudolph and Junie Williams whose lives changed on Sept. 15, 1963 - the day their sister Addie Mae was killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL.

Diversity in World Religion - a look at the five major world religions, their similarities, differences and how understanding can foster greater workplace diversity.

Common Perceptions of Latinos - explore misperceptions and discuss cultural insights with speaker Wilka Toppins, J.D.

Mexican Muralists and New Deal Artists - learn how Mexican art and artists are change agents in a delightful presentation from El Museo Latino.