MSUM hosts Diversity Day Nov. 17

The MSU Moorhead Student Senate Diversity Committee is hosting a Diversity Day on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the Comstock Memorial Union ballroom. All events are free and open to the public.

diversity02_transparentAt noon a panel discussion on “Contributions of Religious Traditions to Contemporary Society” will be held in the CMU ballroom, section A. The discussion will give insight to daily life of those living in some of the world’s largest religions.

A cultural skills and crafts demonstration takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the CMU main lounge.  MSUM student organizations will be demonstrating their numerous talents and skills. Come by to see and learn traditional skills of our diverse students.

“Naamijig – The Ones Who Dance” will perform at 2 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. Naamijig (Ojibwe for “The ones who dance”) is a family of Native American powwow dancers from the White Earth Nation. As a family, they showcase their beautiful regalia and dance skills and teach us about the history of Native American dance styles.

MSUM Biosciences Professor Ellen Brisch will present a talk on “Beyond Traditional Gender: the Complexities of Intersex” at 5 p.m. in the CMU 101. Gender is often stereotyped as being only female or male. In reality, genetic sex can cross these lines. Brisch will cover the basics of genetic sex determination, the role of hormones, and how changes in this process can lead to intersex individuals.

Diversity Day is sponsored by MSUSA, MSUM Philosophy Department and the American Indian Student Association.