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2020 Summit on Equity, Race, and Ethnicity — Register Today!

The 2020 Summit on Equity, Race and Ethnicity—Shifting Narratives: Power, Identity and Place will be hosted at the University of Minnesota Duluth on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Register Today!

See the Summit Program for the current listing of workshops:

Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Kate Beane, 
Her speech is entitled, “This is Dakota Land: the Reclamation of Public Spaces and Indigenizing Narratives in Mni Sota Makoce”

For more information please contact CERE Chairpersons Daisy Wallace ( and Sean Bedard-Parker (

2020 We All Belong - UMD Campus Climate Art Show

The We All Belong - UMD Campus Climate Art Show is a creative outlet available for UMD students, staff, and faculty to express what a diverse, inclusive campus means to them. The focus of the art is based on Goal 2 of UMD's Strategic Plan, and can be expressed in a variety of mediums from fine art, sculpture, poetry, and spoken word. Cash prizes are awarded to student artists!

The Chancellor's Unit Change Team has teamed up with the Commission on Equity, Race, and Ethnicity for the second year in a row to hold the event in the spring during the annual Summit. The art reception will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in UMD Griggs Center, and will be on display the following day during the Summit. In addition, winning art submissions will continue to be exhibited at the UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library following the art show. For more information, please visit the following page:

2019-2020 Academic Year Small Events

Film - Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian 2/13/20 at 6pm | Library Rotunda
On Feb 13 at 6 pm, the film - Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian will be shown in the KAM Library Rotunda (4th Floor).
About the film: Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian is “a deeply personal family film that follows Kate Beane, an urban, Dakota scholar, and her family as they trace the remarkable life of their celebrated relative, Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman), an important author, activist, lecturer, and one of the first Native American doctors. Along the way, Beane uncovers uncanny parallels between their lives, through they were born more than 100 years apart” (Vision Maker Media).

[Canceled] Book discussion - Stories for a Lost Child 3/19/20 at 4pm | Library Rotunda
Carter Meland will lead a book discussion about his book, Stories for a Lost Child at 4 pm on Thursday, March 19 in the UMD Library Rotunda (4th floor). The UMD Library has both physical and electronic copies available.
About the book: The summer before going into high school, Fiona receives a mysterious box in the mail, one that she hopes will answer her questions about her Anishinaabe Indian heritage. It contains stories written by the grandfather she never knew, an Anishinaabe man her mother refuses to talk about.