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Sept. 22: “Honor-Based Violence, A Local Response to Global Challenges”

Inspector Allen Davis of the Metropolitan Police Service in London will visit Metropolitan State University to discuss the United Kingdom National Police response to honor-based violence (prosecution, protection, prevention, partnership) and advise on how Minnesotans can develop a multiagency response to the violence hidden from view in our communities.

Inspector Davis joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1996 and leads the partnership team in the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, a specialist unit of 1,300 officers responsible for child protection and rape investigation in London. He leads Project Azure, Scotland Yard’s strategic response to female genital mutilation and breast ironing, and Project Violet, the response to child abuse linked to faith or belief (e.g. witchcraft and spirit possession). Inspector Davis is also national lead for Operation Limelight, a high-profile, multi-agency safeguarding operation deployed at the UK border. Operation Limelight focuses on a range of harmful practices, including human trafficking.

The program will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus
Library and Learning Center, room 302 (Ecolab)

Click here to download the event flyer

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office. Contact James Densley at james.densley@metrostate.edu.

Advisor Jill Beaulieu-Wilkie receives Diversity Leadership Award

Jill Beaulieu-Wilkie, academic advisor, College of Health, Community and Professional Studies, is the 2016 recipient of the Diversity Leadership Award. The Diversity Council presented the award to Beaulieu-Wilkie at the annual Employee Awards event on April 14.

The honor is given to an employee that respects and values diversity, addresses Metropolitan State’s vision of an anti-racist learning community, promotes cross-cultural awareness within the institution’s culture and raises awareness and cultivates an environment where oppressive practices against any group are not tolerated.

Beaulieu-Wilkie has demonstrated her commitment to these principles through her work as an academic advisor and as chair of the Anti-Racism Leadership Team. She is recognized for her leadership, support and mentorship of students and colleagues on a daily basis.

March 24: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

On behalf of the Metropolitan State University Diversity Council, Provost Arthur and I are writing to provide you with several updates and an invitation to attend the upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, Thursday, March 24, in the Great Hall. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. with program starting at 1 p.m. and concluding at 4 p.m.

The University Diversity Council (UDC) recently identified eight critical goals necessary to support the Mission and Vision of Metropolitan State University. For the first time, the institutional Diversity Plan will be infused into the strategic planning work currently underway and will become a part of the overall strategic framework following the summit.

Following the summit, the UDC will meet to submit its final plan to the Strategic Planning Advisory Council and then on to Interim President Malhotra. Next, the approved plan will be sent to the MnSCU System office in early June.

The agenda for the Summit is as follows:
12:30 p.m. Registration – Great Hall
1:00 p.m. Program start – Welcome by Provost Arthur; comments by Josey Landrieu- MnSCU
1:20 p.m. Panel discussion: “How We Can Infuse Equity and Inclusion into Practice”
2:00 p.m. World Café’ – Breakouts to review and discuss the eight core goals
3:30 p.m. Reconvene; closing comments – Great Hall
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Please RSVP to craig.morris@metrostate.edu.

We look forward to your participation on March 24.

Ginny Arthur

Craig Morris