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UNI to host 'Shades of White Anti-Racism' lecture

March 30, 2012
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Jori Wade-Booth, public affairs coordinator, UNI Museums, 319-273-2188, jori.wade-booth@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Harry Brod, professor of philosophy and humanities at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "Witness to Whiteness, Shades of White Anti-Racism" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the UNI Museum, located at 3219 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls.

The presentation will explore why Caucasians become active in anti-racist struggles and how they can be more effective allies for people of color. Brod has extensive experience as a social justice activist and trainer, and is a member of Campus Coalition Builders, UNI's diversity leadership team.           

The presentation is in conjunction with the UNI Museums exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" The exhibit was funded in part by the City of Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Center for Multicultural Education, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For additional information or a complete listing of events, visit www.uni.edu/museum or contact Jori Wade-Booth, public affairs coordinator for UNI Museums, at 319-273-2188 or jori.wade-booth@uni.edu. The University Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public.