Roundtable on multiculturalism

MARQUETTE — At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Peter White Public Library in Marquette will host a round table discussion with Linda Cobe, Timothy Derwin, Mohey Mowafy, and Kadijah Wilson on Multiculturalism in the Upper Peninsula in the library’s Community Room.

A graduate of Northern Michigan University, Cobe is an Ojibwe/Oneida elder enrolled with the Lac Vieux Desert Tribe in Watersmeet. She has recently published an autobiography entitled “Red, White & Blues.”

Timothy Derwin earned a bachelor’s in political science from Grand Valley State University. He has worked as a supports coordinator the Native American Family Services in Grand Rapids, a behavioral counselor for his Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and currently as an Indian outreach worker.

Mohey Mowafy came to the United States from Egypt to attend graduate school, after which he was hired as a faculty member at Northern Michigan University. In 2007, he received the Distinguished Faculty Award from NMU. A Muslim member of the Marquette Interfaith Forum, Mowafy embraces ideals of love, compassion, and forgiveness.

Khadijah Wilson came to the United States to attend college, graduating as a registered nurse at Morris Brown University. Since arriving in Marquette five years ago, she has served on the board of the Women’s Center, served in public relations on the board of Rotary West, and served as president of the Superiorland Toastmasters.

After the discussion, dessert will be served. There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the library and Forward Action Michigan-UP.

Call 226-4318.