2010-05-11 Holland Sentinel "Students come together at Calling All Colors"

Students come together at Calling All Colors
Holland Sentinel
BY PETER DAINING

Allendale, MI —

Three conference highlights

  • About 130 students from 10 area middle schools participated in the 14th Calling All Colors conference at Grand Valley State University on May 4, focusing on breaking down stereotypes and understanding Middle Eastern cultures.
  • The keynote speaker was Najila Salih, a Grand Valley graduate and former president of the GVSU Muslim Student Association. She reflected on diversity and experiences from her own life.
  • The students shared presentations on what they have done in their schools to promote a greater appreciation for diversity, engaged in diversity dialogues and participated in cooperative games.
“Calling All Colors challenges students to reflect on their own personal biases as well as the realities of what happens in their classrooms, lunch tables and hallways. The students have worked hard all year to create a school where people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds feel welcome," said Sarah Salguera, Calling All Colors program director.

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