MSLA focuses November event on Internationalism

Wes Jorde
Wes Jorde will lead a conversation about Internationalism Nov. 30. The event is open to the campus community.

Wes Jorde will lead Internationalism conversation Nov. 30

Instructor Wes Jorde will lead a discussion about Internationalism for the Multicultural Student Leadership Association (MSLA). The event, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Room 1-630, will concentrate on the idea of greater cooperation among individuals with different backgrounds.

Political scientist Christian Lous Lange described the topic as such, “Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally.”

Jorde said he chose Internationalism as a topic because it’s relevant and lends itself to robust conversation. Jorde, who has presented for the MSLA a number of times, said through this event he hopes to start a conversation revolving around the topic of relationships.

“It’s usually me presenting and then a few questions. It worked well, but I felt the room was untapped. With this event, I want to give the audience the chance to say something,” said Jorde.

To start the conversation, Jorde said he will share a story or two to get people thinking about positive interactions. He then hopes attendees will participate by sharing their own stories and experiences that led to their positive international view.

“I want to highlight the importance of international relationships between people at all levels, personal, social and beyond,” said Jorde.

The MSLA is a student led organization dedicated to celebrating and sharing different cultural perspectives. Through its monthly events, MSLA fosters an an environment of understanding, acceptance and multicultural competence at Dakota County Technical College.

A free taco lunch will be served. For more information contact Harold Torrence at 651-423-8606 or