Education on the Edge Series to Explore the Double Edge Sword on Diversity

Derrick Gay Headshot copy 5

Derrick Gay

The Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge will explore the polarizing umbrella of diversity in most K-12 schools and universities at its next Education on the Edge presentation on Monday, March 11.

The Education on the Edge Speaker Series sponsored by the Schools First Federal Credit Union, will feature Dr. Derrick Gay, an internationally recognized consultant on issues of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and global citizenship.

His talk will focus on sharing insight and strategies from more than 20 years of diversity research, to improve the way educators and students embrace diversity as an affirmation of inclusiveness throughout the curriculum.

“We want educators and students alike to broaden their mind about the whole concept of diversity,” said Wendy Murawski, executive director and Eisner Endowed Chair at the Center for Teaching and Learning. “It’s really fundamental that teachers and students acquire the right skills to be more inclusive for all aspects of their lives.”

Fluent in six languages and a graduate of Oberlin College, Oberlin Conservatory, the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University, and The University of Pennsylvania. Gay’s work extends beyond the U.S. and has been featured in the New York Times, NPR and The Washington Post.

The Education on the Edge presentation is scheduled to take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Northridge Center of the University Student Union, located on the east side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.

This event will be free and open to the public however, attendees must register to ensure their seats. To register, visit the website:

American sign language interpreters will be provided. Off campus guests are required to have parking passes, which may be purchased for $8 at any campus information booth.

, ,