Black History and the future in Superior

Black History and the future in Superior

Diversity initiatives on the UW-Superior campus and in the community is a goal that many are working toward.

Dr. Ephraim Kotey Nikoi, an associate professor of Communication at UWS, joined The Lift to talk about Black History Month and the diversity efforts happening on campus, across the City of Superior, and around the world.

He is the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

“We have a whole lot of initiatives that we have been working on, from LGBTQ rights to race, looking at disabilities,” he said. “Right now, we are looking into how we create more relationships with the various tribal nations around the region.”

Dr. Nikoi is the Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Communities of Color. It was started in 2018.

“One of the things we’ve initiated is to make sure all city workers have diversity inclusion training,” Nikoi said.

They’ve also worked with the Superior Police Department.

Nikoi, a Ghanaian, also travels to places like Ghana and Haiti for training and research, sometimes taking students with him.