The 18th Annual Blake Diversity Symposium

Dr. Carlos E. Cortés
"The Changing Face of America: Implications of Diversity for a 21st Century Education"

Please join us for the 18th annual Blake Diversity Symposium with Dr. Carlos E. Cortés, who will address "The Changing Face of America: Implications of Diversity for a 21st Century Education."

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. on Blake's Upper School campus, 511 Kenwood Parkway in Minneapolis. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Cortés is a widely published author of many books, articles, film and television documentaries and educational materials. He also is known for his work as the creative/cultural advisor for Nickelodeon's Peabody award-winning children's television series "Dora the Explorer" and its sequel, "Go, Diego, Go!," for which he received the 2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Award. His recent books include "The Children Are Watching: How the Media Teach About Diversity" and "The Making — and Remaking — of a Multiculturalist."

Additionally, Cortés is a professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Riverside and has served on the summer faculty of the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education since 1990. He is a consultant to government agencies, school systems, universities, the mass media, private businesses and other organizations. He holds five education degrees and has lectured widely throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia on the implications of diversity for education, government, private business and the mass media.

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