If MLK were alive today, what would he ask of us?
Kelvin Garvanne, an Emmy Award Winning Television Host and Writer and Technical Writer for U.S. Military Training Exercises

Dr. Martin Luther King would ask us to commit ourselves to fighting to uphold the innate worthiness of each human being in America and on Earth. 
Years battling for equality have not achieved the goal of social justice. Therefore, Dr. King would demand we look at each other and recognize our humanity inherently makes us worthy of enjoying basic human conditions that sustain our lives. Dr. King would say the struggle to recognize worthiness is more relevant than legal battles to legislate equality.

Martin Luther King Jr. would look America squarely in its collective face and ask why we have not solved the problems of racism, militarism, and capitalism. 
Martin Luther King Jr. would ask why we have not agreed that every human being is worthy of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Dr. King would admit the attempt to legislate equality was ill fated and doomed to fail because the myth of America had overtaken its reality. Dr. King would urge Americans to recognize each of us is worthy of inalienable rights and that should be the focus of our battle for social justice. 
Dr. King would ask elected officials where is there moral courage. Why is their commitment restricted to their constituents and not every human being who is, or aspires to be, an American? 
Finally, Martin Luther King, Jr. would ask us what have we learned and why does it appear we have forgotten history's lessons; or have conceded defeat in the struggle to uphold America's founding principles.
Dr. Sandra Upton, Vice President of Educational Initiatives at the Cultural Intelligence Center (CQC)

One of my favorite quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr is "In the end, we will remember not the words or our enemies, but the silence of our friends." His words are extremely relevant for today. If we don't consciously choose to speak out and take action on behalf of those who are experiencing inequities and injustices, whether in education or the global workplace, as bystanders, we are worse than the oppressor. There is still much work to be done, and we all have a part to play.
Stan Hickory, Assistant Director Big Picture Academy at Mapleton School District

Martin Luther King's continued to work on civil rights reforms included looking at militarism, materialism, and poverty. In an essay he wrote that was published after his death, he states that "radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced." As I look at the increasing polarization of our society, his words remain as important today as they were 50 years ago, especially in education; the foundation for all future thinkers in our world.
Dr. Sheila Davis, Director of Research at GlobalMindED

"For Dr. King, The Beloved Community was not a lofty utopian goal to be confused with the rapturous image of the Peaceable Kingdom, in which lions and lambs coexist in idyllic harmony. Rather, The Beloved Community was for him a realistic, achievable goal that could be attained by a critical mass of people committed to and trained in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence. 

Dr. King's Beloved Community is a global vision, in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood. In the Beloved Community, international disputes will be resolved by peaceful conflict-resolution and reconciliation of adversaries, instead of military power. Love and trust will triumph over fear and hatred. Peace with justice will prevail over war and military conflict. 

Dr. King's Beloved Community was not devoid of interpersonal, group or international conflict. Instead he recognized that conflict was an inevitable part of human experience. But he believed that conflicts could be resolved peacefully and adversaries could be reconciled through a mutual, determined commitment to nonviolence. No conflict, he believed, need erupt in violence. And all conflicts in The Beloved Community should end with reconciliation of adversaries cooperating together in a spirit of friendship and goodwill." (Source: http://thekingcenter.org/)

Every day, I ask myself, "What can I do to create the 'Beloved Community' that Martin Luther King envisioned in my corner of the universe?"
Triston Francis, MBA Candidate & Student Body Co-President at Harvard Business School

If MLK Jr. were alive today, he would ask that we continue to motivate the masses towards a common goal of equality. Through that, he would strive to change the mindset of those who have been blessed with a lot, motivating them to uplift those who were dealt a less fortunate hand in life.
Join us to recognize the most   inclusive leaders   in key industries for their innovations and bold actions to promote access and equity for women, people of color, and underrepresented  populations in their recruiting, development, senior management, on their boards, and in their pipeline strategies from education to employment. 

Nominations   are now open for the 2019 Inclusive Leadership Awards and 
close on   April 1, 2019 .

For our 3rd year, WCET and GlobalMindED are accepting nominations for 2019 Digital Inclusion Award. This award is a unique recognition of an individual, organization or program having shown significant impact on low-income and/or First Generation learner populations with regard to increasing involvement in global digital leadership. 

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Digital Inclusion Award .
June 4-6, 2019
Denver, CO
(fee-waived admission for First Gen students) 

GlobalMindED is delighted that the Harvard First Gen MBA candidates will be providing guidance to our 2019 First Gen Leaders Class on making the most out of the conference, networking at meals and receptions, developing influence and mastering professional skills in sessions occurring March through May. The Student Body President of HBS, Triston Francis, will participate on the Higher ED and share his First Gen success story.  
Harvard Business School has several   programs designed for college students  to explore whether a career in business and/or a Master's in Business Administration might be the right fit for you. 
  • The Summer Venture in Management Program is a free one-week residential education program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.
  • Peek weekendparticipate in our famous case method classes, live on our campus, meet current students and alumni, and get a peek into what an MBA is all about.
  • Finally, we offer a deferred admission program for college seniors, the 2+2 program.
June 4-6, 2019
Denver, CO
(fee-waived admission for High School students) 
Teen Tech is a STEM-focused event where 100 students ages 16-19 will spend two days with various northern Colorado technology companies including HP Inc., Intel Corporation, lunarG, Inc., Colorado Technology Association, Colorado State University, and Colorado School of Mines. 

The goal of this program is to build a future diverse STEM and innovative workforce, while creating a fun, inspiring, and exciting experience for girls, people of color and underserved population students, as well as to help them discover and pursue their passions in STEM. This event gives students insight on emerging technology fields and connections to role models, mentors, internships, and jobs in the area. 
Annual GlobalMindED Conference
June 4-6, 2019
Denver, CO

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Join the International Labour Organization (ILO), Cornell University and GlobalMindED to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ILO on January 31st. In recognition of the anniversary, the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work is releasing The New World of Work, a report and recommendations for orienting actions of the ILO, as well as national policies, to address the future of work. 
Learn more HERE.
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January 24, 2018 at 12 pm MT/1pm CT/ 2 pm ET  

Join us for a live conversation with two thought leaders, Jim Larimore (ACT Center for Equity in Learning) and 
CarolCarter (GlobalMindED), who are inspiring national conversations about promoting first-generation student success.   We'll discuss practices and policies that are accelerating college completion rates and delivering   employers a diverse and capable talent pipeline. 
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Who Are The Top Companies Creating Positive Change? 

The upcoming edition of Real Leaders magazine features the inaugural 100 Top Impact Companies list - a world-first listing of companies that have built social impact into their core. The magazine is only on newsstands late January, but you can order your print copy now! Click the link below to order for yourself, your staff or your colleagues. 

February 9, 2019 - Denver, CO

Our annual Fundraising Gala is going to be a night you won't soon forget! It promises to be an evening of good food, good fun, good cheer, and supporting a worthy cause. Come enjoy a unique dining experience as you your senses to enjoy the sounds, smells, and tastes of a carefully curated menu. Observe how the stars shine in the dark as the evening's program gets underway. And let yourself be moved by the music of local and national talent, making this a night you won't soon forget! This Gala will be held at the Renaissance Hotel Stapleton in Denver, Colorado. The online silent auction will open on February 4, 2019. 

iLearn Collaborative's sixth annual conference will take place on February 22-23, 2019 in beautiful Denver, Colorado. Education leaders nationwide will come together to bridge the gap between the theory and the practice of student-centered learning. 
February 24-27, 2019 - New York City, NY 

The Innovations Conference, now in its 21st year, is the foremost convening for professionals dedicated to improving and enhancing teaching and learning, leadership and management, and the community college experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world. 

March 12-14, 2019 - Denver, CO

CO Impact Days is 3 day conference where individuals and organizations gain the confidence, tools, and connections they need to align their money with their mission and values. CO Impact Days is where leaders of the Impact Investing movement are born. The event culminates with an in-person Social Venture Marketplace (also open to the public) - essentially a farmers market for investors filled with valuable social ventures (projects, nonprofits, for profits, and funds) that are seeking investments!
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