Organizations Embrace Diversity

Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate their uniqueness during Diversity and Community Week 2005. Various events are scheduled throughout the week to promote an appreciation for the differences that blend at Truman.

Students will have the opportunity to experience how it feels to be physically impaired from 10-3 p.m., April 5, at tables in the Student Union Building. Sponsored by the Student Health Center. PRISM is sponsoring a performance by singer/songwriter Sacha Sacket at 7 p.m., April 5, in the SUB Down Under.

The Women’s Resource Center will honor Women of Distinction at a banquet April 6. All are welcome to attend the ceremony at 7 p.m., and enjoy free dessert with the honorees at the Days Inn.

The Disability Experience will continue from 10 am.-3 p.m., April 7 and 8, on the second floor of the SUB. Visual impairments will be simulated on these dates.

At 7 p.m., April 7, in SUB Room 306, Connections will lead a discussion on issues raised by the “Race Machine.”

A Block Party April 8 provides the opportunity for students to socialize with each other, faculty and staff while enjoying free barbecue, games and entertainment by several student organizations. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m., in front of Multicultural Affairs, Grim Hall and University Counseling Services.

The International Club presents the third annual International Idol at 7 p.m., April 9, in Baldwin Auditorium. The audience will experience a night of world music, fashion and dance. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

Finally, the week will end with a banquet to celebrate Truman’s diverse community. The free dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., April 10, in the SUB Georgian Room. It will include a discussion of ways to make the Truman community more accepting of diverse cultures and people.

All events are free to students, faculty and staff. Contact Ebube Nwazota at 785.5356 or for more information.

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