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Personal prejudices will not change unless you are willing to stare them in the face.

Florida State will soon give the campus and surrounding community the opportunity to do just that with the launch of a new affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute. The new campus affiliate for this international nonprofit will facilitate workshops on prejudice reduction and inclusion to students, faculty and staff.

LeaderShape® at Florida State University is gearing up for its annual Institute, a week-long program that gives participants a chance to work with peers and faculty to enhance their leadership abilities, explore their strengths and values, and create positive change in their communities.

“Can race melt?”

Marc Johnston-Guerrero tackled this question in his keynote address at Saturday’s Multicultural Leadership Summit, hosted by the Center for Leadership & Social Change.

The annual two-day conference—this year with a theme of “Dumping the Melting Pot: Embracing the Mosaic”— explored the concept of cultural assimilation in the United States and offered 140 students the chance to discuss topics related to power, privilege and oppression in open workshops and small group settings.

Don't miss out on any of the programs and events offered by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and find out about volunteer and related opportunities on campus and around the community.

Don't miss out on any of the programs and events offered by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and find out about volunteer and related opportunities on campus and around the community.

“How can white people feel marginalized, feel like a minority in the societies they once defined?”

It's a question Justin Gest explored with an audience at Florida State University on Tuesday, as he presented findings from his book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality. Gest, an assistant professor of Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, has completed a groundbreaking academic study of Brexit and Trump supporters that provides context to the largely unprecedented shifts of white working-class voters in British and American politics.

Don't miss out on any of the programs and events offered by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and find out about volunteer and related opportunities on campus and around the community.

Three students have been hard at work this year, creating and organizing workshops on campus about identity, inclusion, diversity and leadership.

Students at Florida State University will soon have the opportunity to hear Marc Johnston-Guerrero speak about race and diversity at the 2017 Multicultural Leadership Summit.

Johnston-Guerrero’s keynote address will cover multiracial identity especially as it exists in a classroom setting. This is part of this year’s MLS theme, Dumping the Melting Pot: Embracing the Mosaic, which will emphasize the problem of assimilation as a result of viewing diversity in the United States as a melting pot. The summit will explore the impact of acknowledging and celebrating different identities and backgrounds in their many forms rather than treating the country as one people with a singular culture.