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International Student Panel: Campus Perceptions and Challenges

Students are invited to attend an International Student Association panel, "Campus Perceptions and Challenges."  What do international students think about their  lives at UNI? The panel will discuss difficulties and challenges regarding misconceptions about international students from different cultures, what might have inhibited friendships and learning between International students and student from the U.S. 

UNI Proud Meeting

Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or a straight ally? Do you want to promote acceptance and diversity on campus? UNI Proud may be the perfect organization for you. We welcome everyone to attend UNI Proud's first meeting. If you have questions or need accommodations, email for assistance.

Julian Bond: "Reflections on The American Dream"

Beginning with his pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond, an expert on diversity in the law, has always been on the cutting edge of social change and leadership. Legendary as the first black U.S. vice presidential nominee and former Chairman of the NAACP, Bond continues to deliver a powerful message of equality, freedom and justice with a renewed sense of relevance. There will be a meet and greet prior to the lecture from 6-6:45 p.m.; a reception following the lecture has been cancelled. This event is a signature feature of the Reaching for Higher Ground series, the theme of which this year is: "Searching for an American Dream."

CME Guest Lecture: Touré "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?"

The Center for Multicultural Education will host journalist Touré. In the age of Obama, racial attitudes have become more complicated and nuanced than ever before. Inspired by a president who is unlike any Black man ever seen on our national stage, we are searching for new ways of understanding Blackness. In Touré’s provocative new book, he tackles what it means to be Black in America today. He examines the concept of “Post-Blackness,” a term that defines artists who are proud to be Black but don’t want to be limited by identity politics and boxed in by race. Touré argues that Blackness is infinite, that any identity imaginable is Black and that all expressions of Blackness are legitimate. A book club session on Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now will be held prior to the lecture from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the CME.

Video Conference with Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a video conference featuring Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles Ducommon professor of education at Stanford University and co-director of the School Redesign Network. She will discuss the Waterloo and Cedar Falls school districts. Darling-Hammond is one of education’s most powerful and provocative voices. In The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, she beseeches those who care about education to wake up to the reality we truly are a “nation at risk.” For more information, visit

CME Book Club

Discussion will take place on two books: The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy by Steve Stoute, with Mim Eichler; and One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common, with Adam Bradley.  The books need not to have been completed in order to participate in the discussion.

Empowering the Voices of Latinas

Areu is best known as the founding publisher of the national Latina print magazine and multi-media brand CATALINA, which was created in 2001 to break stereotypes and show a positive side of the American Hispanic community. In its first year, CATALINA magazine earned the “Lead Launch” distinction by Folio magazine and reached an audited circulation of 500,000 by 2004, making it the largest lifestyle magazine targeting Hispanic women in the nation.  Since 2000, Areu has been known to millions of newspaper readers for her work as a contributing editor for The Washington Post Magazine.  In addition to serving as a regular guest on shows including Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, HLN’s Prime News, and HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, Areu has also appeared on CNN’s AC360, CNN’s Campbell Brown, Fox’s Hannity, and MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown. She has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show, AL Jazeera’s Riz Kahn Show, Telemundo’s Hoy en el Mundo, and Univision’s Despierta America; she has also been a regular contributor to NY1 Noticias, New York’s only 24-hour Spanish news station.


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