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URI to hold 4th Annual Diversity Week
October 16 to 20

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 3, 2000 -- Once again the University of Rhode Island will present an exciting program of activities to recognize and celebrate the rich and diverse personal heritages present at URI and in the larger Rhode Island community.

URI's 4th Annual Diversity Week, Oct. 16­20 features workshops, films and videos, exhibitions, a poetry slam, and other celebrations of multiculturalism. The following is the schedule of events. For the most up-to-date event listing, click on Diversity Week on www.uri.edu.

URI DIVERSITY WEEK 2000

Monday, October 16th

INHERITANCE: THE ELDER RELATIVES SERIES by Paola Ferrario.

Photography Gallery. Fine Arts Center. 12-4 p.m. Meet the artist at noon in the Gallery.

GRAFFITI WALL

Express your diversity! Be creative. Monday/Tuesday: Memorial Union, Booths 4 and 5 (9 ­5 p.m.) Wednesday/Thursday: Multicultural Center Forum.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ronald Takaki, distinguished professor of ethnic studies at UC-Berkley and acclaimed author of Strangers from a Different Shore and A Different Mirror Edwards Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Topic: Why Multiculturalism Matters.

MULTICULTURAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

Curious about genetic predisposition to illness? Call for a personal health screening: 874 - 4751.

Tuesday, October 17th

SLIDE SHOW: Exploring My Diaspora. Artist: Annu Matthew. Multicultural Center Forum, Room 101, 11 a.m. to noon.

4TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL

Multicultural Center Forum, Eileen Tierney, Media Technician, University Library. 12:30 to 4:45 p.m.

12:30-1:45 p.m. Able to Laugh: video and discussion facilitated by Anne Dupre, physical therapy.

2-3:15 p.m.It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School. A video and discussion session facilitated by Gary Burkholder and Lisa Bowleg, psychology.

3:30-4:45 p.m.Studies in French Cinema?

A debate discussion organized and animated by Alain-Philippe Durand and students of French 320.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT: SCENIC VIEWS Artist: Bill Harrison , Multicultural Center. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18th Roundtables

10-10:50

On Latino Identity, Diversity & Politics o The Council of Churches in the Civil Rights Movement o Promoting Community o Meaning of Money o An Interactive Intergenerational Panel.

11-11:50 a.m.

Queer and Now o Racial Disproportionality in Prisons: Causes and Remedies

Ending Hunger One Step at a Time o Coming Out :Personal Identity in Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students.

12-12:50 p.m.

Beyond Color and Creed o The Cape Verdean Education Experience o Today's China o Why Women in Science? o The Significance of Selma (AL) in the Civil Rights Movement.

1-1:50 p.m.

The Communication Gap Exists o Belize Summer Study Program o Study & Research Abroad in Developing Nations Programs o Native Americans: Contemporary Issueso South African Student Experience o Social Class and Poverty at URI? o What we need to do at URI to be a more diverse institution.

2-2:50 p.m.

Sports Group: Recreation for individuals with and without apparent disabilities

Women as Musicians o African - Americans at the Crossroads: The Elections

Bilingual Poetry.

3-3:50 p.m.

Gender and Work o Culture and Racism in Health Care o Intercultural Awareness and Acceptance o URI 101 Section 84... on Diversity Issues o Finding faith in a world of injustice.

4-4:50 p.m.

Music and Social Change.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES - noon to 4 p.m. Ahmoo Angeconeb and Imna Arroyo "Silent Dialogue" Fine Arts Center- Meet the artist at noon, Gallery talk.

3rd ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CENTER POETRY

SLAM. (8 p.m. -- 'til?) The coolest, hip-hop thing on campus. Hosted by Jesse Cook and Tim Barlow. Multicultural Center, Forum, Room 101.

DIVERSITY ON THE WEB ( 10 - 10:50, 12 - 12:50, 2 - 2:50)

Workshop sessions presented by GSLIS. Multicultural Center Computer Classroom.

Thursday, October 19th

INTERNSHIP AND CO-OP JOB FAIR

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Memorial Union Ballroom.

DIVERSITY ROUND TABLE SESSIONS, Memorial Union, Third Floor

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Learning Race: Personal Stories.

11 a.m. -12:15 p.m. - Disability as an issue of diversity.

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. - Globalization, gender, and the environment.

2 - 3:15 - p.m.Hate Speech: Constitutional right or wrong?

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Resolving cultural conflicts through nonviolence.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES

Noon to 4 p.m. Ahmoo Angeconeb, and Imna Arroyo "Silent Dialogue" Fine Arts Center- Meet the artist at noon, Gallery talk.

Friday, October 20th

IMPLEMENTING MULTICULTURALISM IN AN ACADEMIC DEPT:

A FORUM FOR CHAIRS & DEANS -- 2 - 3:30 p.m. ­Multicultural Center Forum, Room 101.

PEACE AND HARMONY MEDITATION (noon - 12:50 PM)

quiet reflection focusing on peace and harmony Multicultural Center Forum, Rm. 101.

PANGAEA FESTIVAL (8 p.m.)

Edwards Auditorium.

For Information: Lisa Ferns, 874-5119, Jan Sawyer, 874-2116



 

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