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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
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Teen Summit Examines Diversity

Teen Summit Examines Diversity

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 02/09/2007- UCM's Office of Community Engagement at Union Station, Kansas City, is sponsoring the second annual "Diversity Teen Summit" from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 for area high school juniors and seniors.

Solving Problems Through Peer Interaction

During the event, a diverse group of 100 students will listen to guest speakers and explore and participate in Diversity Discussion Roundtables. They will focus on interaction with peers of different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to solve a common problem, reporting their solutions to those attending.

Promoting Awareness and Understanding

The purpose of the summit is to explore discriminatory experiences in schools, homes and the community; help promote an awareness of the differences of others; and teach students to accept others, regardless of their differences.

Additional Activities Planned

In addition to discussions about diversity issues, while at Union Station participating students will also see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and tour Science City.

For More Information

For more information, contact Karen French, UCM's assistant director of Community Engagement at UCM, at 816-474-1718.