Spring School Conferences

Middle School Conference
Wednesday, March 8

High School Conference
Friday, March 10

John Carroll University,
Dolan Science Center 20700 North Park Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44118

The Spring Middle and High School Conferences bring together groups of students from schools all over Northeast Ohio. Schools are invited to bring up to 8 students and 2 educators. Students are separated into groups that offer them the opportunity to meet students form other schools, regions, and backgrounds to participate in a series of small workshops on diversity. Educators are also provided with diversity training and education in our special educator workshops. The fee for participation is $200 per school. Scholarships are available.

2016-2017 theme: “The Cost of Justice: An Evaluation of Money in America”

For years, the distribution of wealth in America has held disparities. It is rooted in how our country was founded and built. Systemic racism and a well-defined class system have shaped the definition of socioeconomic status in America. The effects of the system are seen today as we look at socioeconomics, the accessibility to education, and health care.

This year, The Diversity Center has partnered with a number of banks who are supporting this programming that will focus on the socioeconomic impact on poverty, generational poverty, and decision-making skills. Through our programming, we strive to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of students, providing the tools to become educated in financial decisions. Follow-up conversations can run the spectrum from the cost of building America using slave labor, to the current school -to- prison pipeline and the extreme profit in America from private prisons.

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For more information email cedwards@diversitycenterneo.org