MSLA will kick off event series with global citizenship panel

MSLA host a variety of events throughout the year that celebrate different cultures including the Lunar New Year.

The Multicultural Student Leadership Association hosts monthly events celebrating different cultural perspectives

The Dakota County Technical College Multicultural Student Leadership Association will kick off its 2016-17 event series with a global citizenship panel. Let’s work on our Global Citizenship will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 in Room 1-630.

Students, faculty and staff will share their experiences and perspectives of how we can enhance our cultural fluency to become competent professionals in the 21st century. MSLA advisor Harold Torrence said the event will promote cultural learning through the stories and voices of people here on campus.

“Students will speak from their hearts and talk about it means to be a global citizen from their perspective,” said Torrence.

Student and employee speakers will represent a variety of countries from around the world including Vietnam, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Mexico, Venezuela and more. In fact, there are more than 30 different ethnic groups represented on DCTC’s campus.

During the fall and spring semesters, MSLA offers monthly events highlighting the cultures of members of the campus community. In October, MSLA will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

The MSLA is a student led organization dedicated to celebrating and sharing different cultural perspectives while enjoying campus diversity. The organization seeks to foster an environment of understanding, acceptance and multicultural competence at DCTC.

“This is your campus and your community. Anyone can come share their opinions and their experiences,” said Torrence.

The club meets every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Central Commons during the fall and spring semesters. Torrence said meeting weekly is significant because it allows members to create strong bonds with one another.

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