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CSU to hold annual diversity conference

Clayton State University officials are expected to tackle diversity-related issues for one day, later this week.

The university's Department of Campus life is scheduled to hold its second annual Diversity and Multicultural Conference, on Friday, from 9:30 a.m., to 5 p.m. The conference will be held in the ballroom of the university's Student Activities Center, which is located on the school's main campus in Morrow.

Registration is $20 for anyone who is not affiliated with the university, $10 for Clayton State faculty and staff members, and free for the university's students, according to the Department of Campus Life's web site, http://adminservices.clayton.edu/campuslife/.

There is a $5 surcharge for on-site registrants, according to the web site.

Online registration forms can be found on the department's web site.

Session topics are scheduled to include: Identity development, disability awareness, addressing homophobia, the international community, understanding the transgender population, and "facilitating difficult dialogues."

Social justice activist, Vernon Wall, is scheduled to deliver the conference's keynote address. For more information about the conference, call (678) 466-5433.

-- Curt Yeomans