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Participants in the recent  inaugural Bloomsburg Reads event, from left, Jimmy Muwombi, student affairs professional, Coalition for Social Equity; Lyda Kegler, director of the Bloomsburg Public Library; and Elizabeth Dowd, Coalition for Social Equity, show off their copies of Ta-Nehsi Coates “Between the World and Me” at the Bloomsburg Public Library.

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Jimmy Muwombi, a student and Kenyan said he has encountered racism in Bloomsburg personally which motivated him to speak at the Love March.


Diversity Summit sponsored by the United Ways of Berwick, Columbia County and Greater Susquehanna Valley, along with the Coalition for Social Equity is a business-focused event that offered employees with the opportunity to learn more about the need for inclusive workplaces, and the benefits of diversity throughout an organization. It also aimed to serve to help those individuals become more aware of the issues in their communities, and how to formulate effective solutions for those problems. Last year’s Keynote speaker was Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph. D., MBA, CDM, founder and President of Global Learning and Diversity Partners.