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International Student Panel: Campus Perceptions and Challenges

Students are invited to attend an International Student Association panel, "Campus Perceptions and Challenges."  What do international students think about their  lives at UNI? The panel will discuss difficulties and challenges regarding misconceptions about international students from different cultures, what might have inhibited friendships and learning between International students and student from the U.S. 

UNI Proud Meeting

Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or a straight ally? Do you want to promote acceptance and diversity on campus? UNI Proud may be the perfect organization for you. We welcome everyone to attend UNI Proud's first meeting. If you have questions or need accommodations, email proud@uni.edu for assistance.

Julian Bond: "Reflections on The American Dream"

Beginning with his pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond, an expert on diversity in the law, has always been on the cutting edge of social change and leadership. Legendary as the first black U.S. vice presidential nominee and former Chairman of the NAACP, Bond continues to deliver a powerful message of equality, freedom and justice with a renewed sense of relevance. There will be a meet and greet prior to the lecture from 6-6:45 p.m.; a reception following the lecture has been cancelled. This event is a signature feature of the Reaching for Higher Ground series, the theme of which this year is: "Searching for an American Dream."
 

CME Guest Lecture: Touré "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?"

The Center for Multicultural Education will host journalist Touré. In the age of Obama, racial attitudes have become more complicated and nuanced than ever before. Inspired by a president who is unlike any Black man ever seen on our national stage, we are searching for new ways of understanding Blackness. In Touré’s provocative new book, he tackles what it means to be Black in America today. He examines the concept of “Post-Blackness,” a term that defines artists who are proud to be Black but don’t want to be limited by identity politics and boxed in by race. Touré argues that Blackness is infinite, that any identity imaginable is Black and that all expressions of Blackness are legitimate. A book club session on Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now will be held prior to the lecture from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the CME.

Video Conference with Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a video conference featuring Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles Ducommon professor of education at Stanford University and co-director of the School Redesign Network. She will discuss the Waterloo and Cedar Falls school districts. Darling-Hammond is one of education’s most powerful and provocative voices. In The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, she beseeches those who care about education to wake up to the reality we truly are a “nation at risk.” For more information, visit www.uni.edu/cme.

CME Book Club

Discussion will take place on two books: The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy by Steve Stoute, with Mim Eichler; and One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common, with Adam Bradley.  The books need not to have been completed in order to participate in the discussion.

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