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Upcoming play at UNI challenges racism<br>

October 16, 2002
Contact: 

Karen Mitchell, UNI associate professor of communication studies, (319) 273-2640
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'Just Living: White Men Challenging Racism,' will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26, by the Interpreters Theatre, in room 40 of Lang Hall at the University of Northern Iowa.

The play is based on the book 'White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty-five Personal Stories' by Harry Brod, UNI professor of religion and director of the University Honors Program; Cooper Thompson, diversity educator in Cambridge, Mass.; and Emmet Schafer, faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. It was adapted for the stage and directed by Lucas Messer, a UNI graduate student from Danville, and Jana Gymer-Koch, a UNI graduate student from Coon Rapids.

'Just Living' attempts to demystify the role of racism through a series of interviews. Admission is free. For further information, contact Karen Mitchell at (319) 273-2640.