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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 7, 2003

Spring Diversity Film Series Set

The University of Iowa's Office of Affirmative Action continues its Diversity Dialogue film series this spring with a schedule of films that promote discussion and understanding of the issues between people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Each month, videos will be shown that address a variety of diversity-related topics. Facilitated discussion will follow each film and resources for additional information will be available. Admission to all films is free and open to the public.

--February 12: "The Color of Fear" examines race relations in America. Purdue Room, Iowa Memorial Union. 1:30 to 4:40 p.m.

--February 18: "The Road to Brown: The Untold Story of the Man Who Killed Jim Crow" examines affirmative action in higher education. 301 Lindquist Center. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

--February 25: "Brothers of the Academy: Up and Coming Black Scholars Earning Our Way in Higher Education" is a documentary in honor of Black History Month. The movie features Eddie Moore Jr. and James Bethea, Ph.D. candidates in the UI College of Education. Purdue Room, IMU. 2 to 3:30 p.m.

--March 5: "King Gimp" explores social attitudes toward people with disabilities. Purdue Room, IMU. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

--March 26: "The Way Home" honors White Women and Women of Color Building Alliances Across Difference. 130 North Madison St., Women's Resource and Action Center. 4 to 5:30 p.m.

--April 2: "My America (or, Honk if You Love Buddha)," in honor of National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 223 Lucon Drive (Just off Melrose Avenue), Asian Pacific American Cultural Center. 7 to 9 p.m.

--April 25: "Out of the Past: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian rights in America." Purdue Room, IMU. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

People who are disabled and require an accommodation to participate in this program are encouraged to call the Office of Affirmative Action at 335-0705 (voice) or 335-0697 (text).

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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