Diversity focus of conference

Los Medanos College Associated Students will sponsor a diversity conference about gender and sexual identity Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 1 p.m. inside the Library Community Room L-109.

During the conference there will be workshops designed to help inspire and educate people more on diversity topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity, racial and ethnic cultures and more. Starting at 5 p.m. there will be a discussion featuring writer Janet Mock, an advocate on diversity and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.

“We want people to be more informed and supportive,” said Los Medanos Student Life Advisor Demetria Lawrence.

This conference is here to help raise awareness of the diverse members in our community. Diversity has become such an important fact of life, it defines who we are, what we are like and more. Let’s take some time to get educated, and learn to be supportive about diversity in our community.

“It’s really important, it is part of me and one less thing I had to worry about when I found it,” said LMC student Alex West.

You can register online at www.losmedanos.edu/lmcasdiversity, tickets are $5 for students with ID and $10 for the general public.