• Bukata Hayes speaking at Monroe Elementary
  • Diverse group enjoying wonderful food beautifully presented
  • young people doing a prejudice reduction workshop, reading a book
  • Community Awards presentation
  • Prejudice Reduction Workshop training

Greater Mankato Diversity Council

The Greater Mankato Diversity Council (GMDC) exists to enhance the Mankato area’s commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming community through diversity education. GMDC strives to give people an understanding of diversity and build their cultural competence through Promoting Respect Workshops, multi-cultural activities, diversity events and more.

GMDC is a non-profit organization that actively affirms and promotes the full participation of all. GMDC is not an advocate for any particular group or individual. It serves as a resource to all and emphasizes respecting differences.



Pathfinder Awards

Nominations  Now Being Sought for the January 18, 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration


Nomimation Deadline:  November 24, 2015

 Greater Mankato Pathfinder Award Nomination Form

The Pathfinder Award honors individuals organizations or businesses who, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are initiators or action takers in the struggle for equal treatment, human rights and non-violence. Nominees must be located in Greater Mankato (Mankato-North Mankato and the surrounding communities).


January 18, 2016 at MN State University, Mankato; Centennial Student Union

5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres/social time; 6:15 p.m. awards/scholarship presentation; 6:35 entertainment