The 19th Annual Blake Diversity Symposium

Johnnetta Cole
"Future Focus: Fostering International Empathy in Our Youth"
Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Johnnetta Cole will be the featured speaker at The Blake School’s 2011 Diversity Symposium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. on Blake’s Upper School campus located at 511 Kenwood Parkway in Minneapolis. She will discuss the importance of fostering global empathy in our youth to help them thrive in college and beyond.

Dr. Cole was the first African American female president of Spelman College and the first woman elected to the board of Coca-Cola Enterprises. She is currently the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Dr. Cole returned to teaching in 1998, serving as a Presidential Distinguished Professor of anthropology, women's studies and African American studies at Emory University. In 2002 she became president of Bennett College, where she founded the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity & Inclusion Institute.

Blake is honored to present this dynamic speaker whose remarkable journey will resonate with all who aspire to become engaged, transformative citizens of the 21st century. Licensed teachers will receive two CEU hours for attending this event. Seating is limited so please arrive early.

Read more about Dr. Cole.   Download Symposium flyer.