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Mission Statement

The Commission on Equity Race & Ethnicity (CERE) works to create an equitable campus community for people of all racial, ethnic, and intersecting identities through education and institutional change.

Summit, News, & Events

Janaya Khan
Speaker: Janaya Khan

The UMD Commission on Equity, Race and Ethnicity presents the guest speaker Janaya Khan who will lead a discussion at UMD on "Demanding Social Transformation, Justice and Equity for All." 

Janaya Khan, is a black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist (pronouns: they, them, theirs) and social-justice educator. The presentation will be followed by questions from the audience. It will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The public is also invited to a meet-and-greet reception afterwards at  UMD's Tweed Museum from 5:30 to 7 pm. 

CERE Diversity Reading Circles 2018-2019

UMD Commission on Equity, Race & Ethnicity (CERE) invites the community to join us for the 2018-2019 Reading Circles. Click here for more information.

The reading circles are co-sponsored by the Kathryn A. Martin Library (KAML). All reading circles will be held in the 4th Floor Library Rotunda. Copies of the books are available for checkout at KAML on a first-come, first-served basis.

The reading circles are free and open to the public. For disability accommodations contact Kyle Harriss at 218-726-6546 or the main desk at 218-726-6120.

2019 Summit on Equity, Race, & Ethnicity: Justice and Equity for All?
The 2019 Summit was held on February 27, 2019, at UMD. Go to the CERE Events Page for more information.