UMass Boston to Host Building Inclusive Communities Conference
The University of Massachusetts – Boston, a member of the New England Council, is hosting a global conference in December called “Building Inclusive Communities: From Neighborhoods to Nations.” The event will take place on December 3-4 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.
The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMass Boston is hosting this event in order to provide a forum for community leaders to discuss social justice and equity across the globe. The two-day event will focus on five themes: education, health and wellness, research, funding, and economic opportunity. Among several issues that will be discussed at the event are extreme poverty levels and education equality.
A flyer for the event states, “At this conference, we’ll identify new and emerging ways to build inclusive communities between groups that don’t normally connect. We will discuss themes such as economic inequality, lack of education and employment opportunities, and social isolation—and develop joint solutions.”