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Cultural centers at IU launch "Choice of Colors" series; First event is Thursday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 22, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Cultural centers at Indiana University have joined efforts to create a brown bag discussion series this fall, "Choice of Colors," which will address issues of diversity, identity and cultural awareness.
The first event, "Diversity at IU: What It Is, What It Is Not and What It Should Be," takes place Thursday (Sept. 24). The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Bridgwaters Lounge of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave.
Panelists will be Eric Love, director of the IU Office of Diversity Education; Jacob Levin, a columnist at the Indiana Daily Student; Caralee Jones, vice president of the African American and African Diaspora Graduate Student Society; and Heather Essex, another graduate student in African American and African Diaspora Studies at IU.
Co-sponsors of the series are the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, the Asian Culture Center, First Nations Education and Cultural Center, and La Casa Latino Cultural Center.
The other events in the brown bag series are:
- Oct. 8 -- "Cops, Scientists, Crooks and Cooks," a discussion of how minorities are represented in the media, in the Bridgwaters Lounge of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, 4 p.m.
- Oct. 22 -- "The Truth about Interracial Dating," a discussion of current views on the topic and barriers that face interracial couples who date or marry, at La Casa, 715 E. Seventh St., 4 p.m.
- Nov. 5 -- "Race and Ethnic Classification: Can Identity be Negotiated?" a discussion of whether people can choose their identity or whether others choose it for us, at the Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th St., 4 p.m.