How to Move Mountains
The work of CLA scholars has never been more urgent or relevant. Examples of our faculty and students engaged in being their best for the world reveal the transformative power of the liberal arts in our communities.
“Not enough Native students know about us and the programs we have to serve them,” says Brendan Kishketon, associate professor of American Indian studies, and he's determined to change that through the American Indian Summer Institute (AISI).
The Minnesota Kids Who Stutter Camp helps kids who stutter realize they're "not the only one" and that "what you have to say is important, regardless of fluency," says Erin Bodner about the brainchild she founded in 2009 when she was a grad student in speech-language pathology.
"Diversity, equity, and inclusion tend to get put in this neat little package.... We’re more concerned with deep, structural change at the University and in society," says Associate Professor Keith Mayes about the Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Minnesota Transform is sweeping in scope, striving to “hold the University accountable for its complicities...to pave the way for redress, and build [its] capacity to be a site of racial justice,” says Professor Jigna Desai, who is among those who envisioned the project.