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Saturday, March 27
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. White Privilege Workshop 
What exactly is white privilege?  How do we, as white people, even white people of conscience, collude with the cycle of racism that oppresses people of color?  How can we break that cycle? This is an interactive workshop for white people to examine our daily experience of white skin privilege, and how to use that privilege to dismantle racism.  Facilitated by Joan Olsson of cultural bridges.  Pre-registration required:  please call 764-2659 or e-mail edanfort@umich.edu.  Include name, phone number e-mail address.  First come registration basis.
Tribute Room, School of Education 
5:00 p.m.  Asian Pacific American Women's Journal:  Publication and Reception 
This organization produces an annual publication featuring the literary, artistic and photographic work of Asian Pacific American women in the campus community.  The theme for this year's edition is nostalgia and reflections on childhood.  They invite you to join them at this reception and share your perspective and experience.  Free copies of the journal are available.  Contact Anisha Hundiwal at 665-7135 for more information.
Residential College Auditorium 
7:00 p.m. Cut 'n' Paste 
Kate Bornstein, the nationally-known transsexual performance artist and gender educator, presents her entertaining mix of dramatic monologues, slam poetry, and interactive lecture designed to take the audience on an explorative journey of gender roles, sexuality and societal perspectives.  Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the door.  For information call 936-1998. 
8:30 p.m.  Reception 
For the opening of the Capstone Experience, hosted by the Executive Committee for Dialogues on Diversity. 
11:00 p.m.  Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights 
Written by Gertrude Stein, this play has been adapted by students in one of the theme semester courses, Queer Theatre, a dramatic criticism course devoted to exploring the plays, ideas and lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered playwrights.  This production will be directed and performed by 
students from the class.
Sunday, March 28
Rackham West Conference Room 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Homophobia is a Social Disease 
Homophobia can be defined as the irrational fear and hatred of homosexuals and homosexuality.  Homophobia remains an "acceptable" form of prejudice in too many communities and on too many campuses.  What are the roots of homophobia?  What is heterosexual privilege?  How is homophobia connected to sexism? This is an interactive workshop for anyone willing to explore personal and cultural attitudes, heterosexual privilege, internalized homophobia, recent homophobic hate crimes, and ways to challenge homophobia.  Facilitated by Joan Olsson of cultural bridges.  Pre-registration required:  please call 764-2659 or e-mail edanfort@umich.edu.   Include name, phone number, e-mail.  First come registration basis.
Residential College Auditorium 
2:00 p.m.   Struggles for Diversity
at the University of Michigan 
Join six alumni/ae of the University who were members of the Black Action Movement and involved in campus struggles in the 1960s and 1970s.  Hear about their experiences as students fighting for diversity--and about how they view the struggle for diversity today (in the context of the lawsuits against UM admissions policies).  The panel is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the RC Auditorium.  Following this, there will be breakouts into six smaller groups, at each of which one of the panelists will lead a more informal discussion--with facilitation by one of the students organizers.  A reception will follow at about 4:30 p.m. in East Quad Room 126.  Among the alumni/ae speakers are:  David Ormes, a financier in New York; Keith Cooley, nuclear engineer in Bloomfield; Charles Brown, legal researcher for Detroit City Council; Joanna Watson, aide to Rep. John Conyers.  For more information contact Sarah Eaton at eatons@umich.edu or Tom Weisskopf at 763-3037 or 763-0176 .
Hale Auditorium, Business School 
3:00 p.m.  Central  Yup'ik Eskimo Past and Present:  Traditional Art, Music, and Dance 
The Nunamta Yup'ik Eskimo Dancers of Alaska will give a lecture and performance, lead by Chuna McIntyre, a mulitmedia artist, scholar, linguist and educator.  Chuna McIntyre has been collaborating with a team of graduate students at the School of Information as they develop an interactive program based on the Agayulliyararput (our way of making prayer) Yup'ik mask musuem exhibit.  The dance group also will take part in the Ann Arbor Pow Wow Dance for Mother Earth on March 27. 
For more information call  647-7650.
Monday, March 29
Ballroom at the Michigan League 
11:00 a.m.  Literacies Unleashed through Technology 
Students in Education 402 have been mentoring students from Willow Run High School to improve writing skills and workplace success while providing the younger students with opportunities to discuss issues from differing points of view.  Join these ninth graders as they present their final written work in the form of an essay, rap or poem that focuses on their personal experiences and ideas about diversity.  Explore with them, and the University mentors, their reactions to the interactive website they constructed, their presentations, and their perceptions of what diversity might mean in higher education.  For more information contact Jamal Cooks at jcooks@umich.edu or 355-4902
Tuesday, March 30
East Quad Room 126 
(East University opposite the Business School) 
8:00 p.m.  Modern Medicine Songs and Shows 
Daniel David Moses is one of the most accomplished young playwrights working in Canada today and a major voice in Native writing.  A member of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) Nation from Brantford, Ontario, he currently is based in Toronto.  Mr. Moses is the recipient of several national playwriting awards and has worked with Theatre Passe Muraille and numerous universities.  His works explore contemporary Native life and social problems, as well as the mythic structures and distortions of the "Wild Indian" in our general North American culture.  This evening he will read excerpts from his poems and plays, and join in discussion with the audience.  For more information contact Martin Walsh at 647-4353 or narenlob@umich.edu.
Wednesday, March 31
Koessler Room Michigan League 
4:00 p.m.  Where Do We Go From Here?  The Role of Education in Creating More Sustainable Form of Community 
Diana Kardia is Assistant Research Scientist at the Center on Research for Learning and Teaching, and well-known on campus for her GSI Development Program.   Come and hear this presentation that focuses on the role of the educational process and environment in dealing with intolerance and tension on campus.  Bring your questions and your views for the discussion that will follow.  Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome at this event co-sponsored by the League's speakers series. 
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March 27-30 in the Michigan Union 
March 31 in the Media Union, North Campus
Images of Race Relations and Sport: 
From Paul Robeson to Michael Jordan
Theory:  Racial harmony is achieved sooner in sports 
than in the rest of society.
Fact:  The Paul Robeson Research Center for Academic and Athletic Prowess can engage you in diversity issues that often are ignored.  Prof. C. Keith Harrison from Kinesiology and students from the School of Art and Design have devised an audio and visual exhibition that will challenge you to consider the realities of race relation in American sports through its cultural images.
For more information contact C. Keith Harrison at ckharris@umich.edu or 763-9574 
March 28, 29 and 31 in the Media Union, North Campus
This video art project is designed to compel viewers to recognize their initial responses to the visual appearances of others.  Do you realize how much you say in the first few seconds of conversation--with your hands, your facial expressions, your body movement?  Come to the Media Union and explore the mirrors and windows on behavior that video technology can offer.  For more information contact Gabriel Regentin at ghr@umich.edu.
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