Center for Multicultural Education
A march as a symbol against segregation will proceed through Maucker Union to the Center for Multicultural Education; an announcment in the CME follows the march.
Come enjoy a night of skating in the Wellness and Recreation Center; learn about the history of the disco era and disco music. Let us take you to "funky town!" There will be a contest for the top two '70s costumes; winners will receive a free ticket to the Stepper's Ball Valentine Dance.
Louisa Thomas, granddaughter of Norman Thomas and author of Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family--a Test of Will and Faith in World War I, will deliver an address about nonviolent conflict resolution. A panel discussion on the peaceful resolution of international conflict will follow. Panelists are Dr. Jerome Soneson, head of the department of philosophy and world religions; Dr. Michael D. Blackell, director for multicultural education; Prof. Thomas Kessler, collections librarian and director of the Peace and Justice Center; and Rev. Susan Janzen, pastor of the Cedar Falls Mennonite Church. Thomas will also be available for comments and to answer questions. This program is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and is part of the series, Reaching for Higher Ground: Community after 9/11.
Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, founding president of the Children's Defense Fund and a participant in the Civil Rights Movement with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be speaking.
News reporter and anchor, poet, writer, activist and lecturer Felipe Luciano is one of the most dynamic Latino public figures in the United States of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His eloquence, vision, and passion for issues of social justice are extraordinary and reflect the courage of a generation that chose to organize, teach, and struggle against the powerful institutions of discrimination. The essential coalition for an American political power base of color is unity and cooperation between brown and black peoples, Luciano argues. A new united front is needed that will shift the balance of power by building a lobby for education, housing, jobs and culture.
Multicultural students are invited to hang out and mingle with students from different backgrounds and cultures. Join us for refreshments and fellowship as we kick off a great semester. Tell a friend and help us spread the word.
"Creating Impact: Challenging Perspectives and Cultivating Leaders" is the theme of workshops to develop leadership skills and become an agent of change at UNI. There are five areas of focus: professionalism, communication, group dynamics/organizational culture, multicultural competence and civic engagement. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/cme/.