MSUToday
Published: Feb. 26, 2020

MSU public event celebrates global perspectives and influences

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The Intercultural CANR: Celebrating Global Perspectives event will showcase stories, discussions and samplings of international culture, customs and food on March 20. Chefs from Michigan State University will incorporate various global food customs and agricultural practices from around the world.

“In the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, we are committed to the idea that our best work, our best science and our best selves emerge when we learn about one another’s perspectives, and engage across all of our differences,” said Quentin Tyler, associate dean and director for CANR diversity, equity and inclusion. “Intercultural CANR is a series of events intended to make space to explore the aspects of our identities that are not often talked about in our conversations about inclusion.”

The Celebrating Global Perspectives event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 20 at the MSU Union in room 55.  This event offers a chance for attendees to learn more about each other and celebrate their individual and combined cultural heritage.  

The event is complementary and open to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and braoder MSU communities, as well as the Greater Lansing Area. Families are welcome to attend. 

Celebrating Global Perspectives is organized by the CANR Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to help build knowledge about how the multicultural identities of researchers, students and staff are deepening the academic conversation across disciplines and lives.

Registration is open online through March 16.