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an outline of minnesota state with text "not so nice" and below outline text that says "learning from our past." To the right is a circle with a photograph of Dr. Chad Montrie, and a circle next to that which features a photo of Dr. Artika Tyner.  The background is a gold color.

March 20, 2024 

"Learning From Our Past: Minnesota Not so Nice"


About the Summit

UMD has hosted a Summit on Equity, Race, & Ethnicity nearly every year since 2003. It is organized by the Commission on Equity, Race and Ethnicity (CERE) and participants include community members from all of the Twin Ports in addition to students, faculty, staff, and administrators from UMD. The 2024 Summit will be held on March 20, 2024, and will be in person only this year.

This year's opening Keynote is Dr. Chad Montrie. Chad Montrie is a professor in the history department at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is the author of five books, including “Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota.”

The summit will also feature Dr. Artika Tyner as closing Keynote. As a motivational speaker, author and educator, Dr. Tyner helps people of all ages connect with their gifts and develop tangible tools for bringing forth sustainable, durable change in the family, workplace, community or school.  By building and leveraging the tools in The Inclusive Leader she has inspired thousands of people to lead with their own gifts and plant a seed of social change. Dr. Tyner’s work is grounded in extensive experience as a law and leadership professor, lawyer, social change agent, researcher and nonprofit founder and leader.  She is well-known as a thought leader, author and designer of high-profile programs to drive organizational DEI initiatives and create inclusive leaders.  Her impact spans Fortune 500 companies, start up tech companies, healthcare providers, government services and agencies, higher education institutions and grassroots organizations.  


Registration is now open! 

The event is open to the public. A small donation is encouraged but not required. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered without charge.


Individual registration is required for each participant to connect to the online resources associated with the conference.   A comprehensive and printable Summit schedule is also available in a Google Doc