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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 13, 2017

Registration open for Social Justice Institute summer cohort

Northwest Missouri State University’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Human Resources will sponsor a fast-track cohort of the Northwest Social Justice Institute this summer.

Northwest employees as well as Maryville business and community leaders are invited to participate in the program, which consists of three sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 12, 19 and 26 in the J.W. Jones Student Union. The sessions will focus on the topic of implicit bias.

The program is free, but space is limited. Registration is online at and should be completed by Tuesday, June 27. 

Pre-readings are suggested, and registrants will receive an instructional packet or link to an online implicit bias assessment.

The Northwest Institute for Social Justice originated in the spring of 2013 and offers social justice training through videos, presentations and conversation. It provides participants with a transformational experience to explore social justice skills, learn how they show up in the world and advance intercultural competence. To date, more than 100 University employees have completed the program.

For more information, contact Gina Smith, multicultural specialist in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at or Dr. Juanita Simmons, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, at 660.563.1557. 

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468