The Auburn Enlarged City School District and the Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Peace are teaming up to tackle human dignity and diversity issues, starting with a workshop.

The two organizations “are beginning a long-term working partnership aimed at integrating discussions of human dignity and childhood into efforts to address the challenges of diversity issues of all types throughout the school system,” a news release said. For the first step for this collaboration, the news release said, the school district’s leadership team will take part in a workshop on human dignity and its links to childhood, led by Dr. Lucien Lombardo, who is a center board member, a 1963 Auburn High School alumnus and professor emeritus for Old Dominion University.