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2010.03.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

2010 Diversity Week is March 28-April 1 at UNO

Omaha - Faculty, staff and students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) can learn about cultures from around the globe during Diversity Week, happening Sunday, March 28 through Thursday, April 1.

The eighth annual celebration of diversity will feature a variety of multiethnic artistic presentations and performances, with free food served at all events.

The public is also invited to attend all Diversity Week events, which will be held on the UNO campus. All activities, except for the April 1 banquet, are free.

Sunday, March 28
Asian Culture Fair, 5 to 9 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Monday, March 29
Multicultural Organization Mixer, noon to 1:30 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor’s Room

Tuesday, March 30
Game Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room All types of games available to play; free pizza and pop

Wednesday, March 31
Cesar Chavez Day, noon to 1:30 p.m., College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons; free sandwiches and drinks
Speaker: Jose Garcia
Jose Garcia is a third generation Chicano, born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. After serving in Vietnam, Garcia entered college and became an activist in the Chicano movement. Influenced by Cesar Chavez, Corky Gonzales, Reis Tijerina and Ruben Salazar, Garcia helped organize UMAS (United Mexican American Students) at Penn Valley Community College and the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Thursday, April 1
Malcolm X “Make It Plain,” noon to 1:30 p.m., Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room; free desserts and drinks
Speaker: Sharif Liwaru
Sharif Liwaru, president of the Omaha-based Malcolm X Foundation, will speak on topics focused on Malcolm X’s legacy on a local, national and an international scale.

Thursday, April 1
Color Me Human Banquet, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thompson Alumni Center
Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office.
The banquet will honor multicultural organizations on campus and feature performances and live music.

All Diversity Week events are sponsored by American Multicultural Students at UNO, with additional support from the following campus organizations: Circle of Brotherhood, ASA, ALAS, NCNW, Lambda Theta Nu, Sigma Lambda Beta and ITSC.

For more information, call Jackie Chavez, director of American Multicultural Students, at (402) 554-3696.

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