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Welcome to the Global Diversity and
Inclusion Department at Columbus State!

At Columbus State, we value diversity and believe our differences help create a better learning environment. By collaborating with other offices and groups on campus, the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department seeks to support our diverse community, build relationships and provide educational opportunities. Our efforts include cultural celebrations, employee development, support/membership groups, campus training and much more.

 Check out our upcoming events and list of programs to 
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The DREAM Network WorkshopDream Network New

Global Diversity and Inclusion is hosting the second DREAM Network workshop Thursday, October 16. The DREAM Network specifically supports students who are undocumented, have DACA status, or are interested in immigration reform. The program offers a great place for students to get information about immigration policies, connect with others, and hear from helpful campus and community members. Two more workshops will be held during the fall semester.

October 16 - Scholarships and loans
November 19 - Transferring Beyond Columbus State

This workshop of The DREAM Network will be held in the Library Media Studio from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. To learn more about The DREAM Network please visit the DREAM Network page. To register for this first workshop please click here.

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Author of "Strangers Have the Best Candy" Set To Present at Columbus State

PosterColumbus State's Global Diversity and Inclusion department is proud to host author Margaret Meps Schulte's visit to Columbus State to present, "How to Talk to Strangers". She will present on October 14th from Noon – 1:30pm in WD room 355. Margaret Meps Schulte, the author of Strangers Have the Best Candy, speaks about her passion for talking to strangers and how she makes new friends through chance encounters. As she presents a light-hearted look at the philosophy behind her book, she makes the case for talking to strangers. Whether you're a shy introvert or a garrulous extrovert, you'll come away from "How to Talk to Strangers" with tips for making the most of your own chance encounters with strangers.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Attending the "Tracing Latin American Migration to the State"
Film Series

Heritage Month 2014Columbus State's Department of Modern Languages and the Global Diversity and Inclusion Department invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by attending a film series titled "Tracing Latin American Migration to the States." Throughout October, on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in Delaware Hall 121, the following films will be shown:

Wednesday, October 1 - "Voces Inocentes" Innocent Voices
The bloody civil war that tore apart El Salvador in the 1980s is seen through the eyes of a young boy in this drama from director Luis Mandoki.
Wednesday, October 8 – "Sin Nombre" Without a Name
A Mexican adventure thriller film written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, about a Honduran girl trying to immigrate to the U.S.A.
Wednesday, October 15 – "Maquilapolis" City of Factories
A 2006 documentary filmed in Tijuana, Baja California focusing on the factories on the U.S.-Mexican border in which workers are paid $11 a day to work in manufacturing plants that provide few bathroom breaks and dangerous working conditions.
Wednesday, October 22 – "abUSAdos, La Redada de Postville" Abused: The Postville Raid
In 2008, almost 400 undocumented workers were arrested, chained and humiliated by 900 armed U.S. agents. They were sentenced to five months in prison followed by deportation.

The film series is free and all movies are subtitled in English.