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2005.03.29 > For Immediate Release
contact: Becky Bohan Brown - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2243 - email: rbrown@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO to Host "Color Me Human" Diversity Week April 4-8

OMAHA - Faculty, staff and students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will have the opportunity to learn about cultures other than their own April 4-8 during "Color Me Human" Diversity Week.

The third annual event, coordinated by the American Multicultural Student Agency (AMS), a Student Government agency, will feature a variety of speakers, art and literary presentations, as well as a multi-ethnic dinner and awards ceremony.

The public is invited to attend the events, which will be held on the UNO campus. All activities are free, with the exception of the April 8 banquet.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 4

Diversity Mixer

7 to 9 p.m.

Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom

All are welcome to come and interact with UNO community members who strive to promote diversity.

Tuesday, April 5

Tom Martinez

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MBSC Nebraska Room

The former white supremacist and author of The Brotherhood of Murder will speak about his experiences.  Co-sponsored by Network for disAbled Students.

Wednesday, April 6

Trio Logia Latin American Musical Group

Noon to 1 p.m.

MBSC Plaza

Co-sponsored by the Association of Latino American Students (ALAS) and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies of the Great Plains (OLLAS).

Thursday, April 7

3rd Eye Open Poetry Group

11 to 1 p.m.

MBSC Nebraska Room

Co-sponsored by Cultural Awareness Programs.

Friday, April 8

Diversity Week Banquet

6 to 9 p.m.

MBSC Ballroom

The event will feature a multi-ethnic dinner and keynote speaker Luke Warmwater, as well as awards presented by the Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs.  Tickets are available in the MBSC Business Office, located on the second floor of the MBSC.  They are $5 for UNO students and $15 for faculty, staff and the general public.

For more information, contact Troy Ezell, AMS director, at (402) 554-3696.

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