FARGO — The Northern Plains Ethics Institute at North Dakota State University and YWCA Cass Clay announced former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page will be the Learning the Language of Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion Program's first speaker.

Page is set to participate in the conversation series at noon Wednesday, Sept. 30, via Zoom. He will discuss his experiences, including those related to students of color and post-secondary education.

Page was elected to Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992, becoming the first African American on the court and one of the few associate justices ever to join the court initially through election rather than appointment by the governor. He was reelected in 2004 and 2010, serving until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015. In 2018, Page received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Page also played 11 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, Director of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work and associate professor of ethics and leadership at the Offutt School of Business at Concordia, will lead the conversation and moderate discussion.

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The event is free and open to the public. The Zoom meeting ID is 986 1545 9587 and password is 111243.