MANKATO, Minn. — On Thursday, July 12 from 6 to 7:45 p.m., Dr. Maura Cullen will present “Taking the Adversity out of Diversity” at the Verizon Center, 1 Civic Center Place.
Dr. Cullen, author of the book “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap,” will focus her presentation on creating more inclusive communities.
Hosted by Mayo Clinic Health System, the program will encourage positive and productive conversations around race, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, age and religion.
Jacqueline Corona, M.D., regional chair of Mayo Clinic Health System’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, says the program will provide an honest and engaging opportunity to discover more effective and compassionate ways to connect with colleagues, neighbors and the community.
“This program is part of Mayo Clinic Health System’s ongoing commitment to putting the needs of the patient first,” says Dr. Corona. “We want to continue providing a high-quality and culturally appropriate environment for our employees, visitors and patients.”
The presentation is best suited for those who are 13 years or older, and is free and open to the public. RSVP by Tuesday, July 10 to Sammon.Jamie@mayo.edu.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactMicah Dorfner