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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Midwest Ethnic Studies

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2nd Annual Midwest Ethnic Studies Conference
April 5, 2012

Minnesota State University-Mankato, MN 56001
Celebrating the Rich Racial/Ethnic Diversity of America’s 21st Century


The Second Annual Midwest ethnic studies conference will address contemporary issues confronting diverse ethnic groups in America’s multi-cultural/ ethnic society. This conference will host local and nationally known scholars and leaders whose expertise will provide participants with current information on economic, social, and political concerns.
The conference has been designed to allow students, faculty and community leaders to engage in panel discussions and present workshops on social, cultural and educational issues that impact on race relations in America.
The primary objective of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for students, faculty and others in human service career paths to present research and discuss issues related to ethnic studies from a National and Global perspective.
Unique to this year’s conference is a special emphasis on the status of racial/ethnic minority education and the rate of minorities incarcerated in the United States penal system.  The conference will also allow for a round table discussion session on the residual impact of affirmative action in today’s society.
Who should attend? 
The conference is designed to meet the professional interest of those careers found in the College of education, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral sciences and other areas working with diverse populations.  Papers and panel presentations are open to the general public and community members are encouraged to present papers and serve on panels. 
Paper and panel discussions are scheduled in one hour increments. Due to the size and interest of delegates who wish to present papers the presentations are limited to 35 minutes allowing 25 minutes for Q&A.  Panel discussions are scheduled for 40 minutes and 20 minutes for Q&A.
For additional information on paper and panel presentations contact: Dr. Michael T. Fagin at 507-389-1126 or 507-389-2914. You may E-mail questions to


Registration Procedures and fees
Please note: Registration fee covers: Conference materials and meals

  • Please mail and make all checks and money orders payable to:

Ethnic Studies Department
109 Morris Hall
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

  • Minnesota State University and Colleges Faculty, Registration fee   $100.00
  • Graduate Student registration fee: $ 50.00
  • Student fees: undergraduate students, registration fee: FREE
  • High school students, registration fee: FREE


  • Special note: All graduate students that intend to present a paper or serve on a panel must submit in writing no later than Friday March 17, 2012 to Dr. Michael T. Fagin topic of their paper. If approved the registration fee for the conference of $50.00 will be waived.