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Tim Wise Headlines Diversity Week

Tim Wise, among the nation’s most prominent anti-racism writers and educators, will present the university’s annual Fall Diversity Dialogue on Tuesday, Oct. 15, as part of a week-long celebration of cultures and people. Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.

Admission is free, but for priority seating, pick up your tickets at the computer connections desk in the University Bookstore (Harrelson Hall) beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Diversity Education Week promotes awareness of diverse cultures and fosters intercultural understanding through a collection of engaging opportunities, including lectures, workshops, panel and group discussions, information sessions, film, food, music, dance and more. Don’t miss these great events.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Love Free, or Die Documentary
7–9 p.m., SAS Hall auditorium, Room 2203
Love Free, or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. The film follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history. Sponsored by the GLBT Center.

Monday, Oct. 14

‘I Heart Diversity’ T-Shirt Give Away
11:30 a.m., Brickyard.
Stop by the Brickyard at 11:30 to get your “I Heart Diversity” T-Shirt. Show your support on Oct. 18 by wearing your shirt on campus. Sponsored by the GLBT Center.

‘God Believes in Love, Straight Talk about Gay Marriage’ with Bishop Gene Robinson
7–9 p.m., Witherspoon Student Center Cinema. Sponsored by the GLBT Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Annual Fall Diversity Dialogue featuring Tim Wise, author and educator
6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Student Center Cinema
Free admission. Pick up your tickets at the computer connections desk in the University Bookstore (Harrelson Hall) beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Individuals with tickets will receive priority seating beginning at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the UAB – Diversity Activities Board.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Ally Rally
11:30 a.m., Brickyard
Attend this rally to learn more about Diversity Education Week in general and how to support diverse communities at the university. Sponsored by the GLBT Center.

Lunch and Learn: Trayvon Martin and Social Justice: Next Steps
Noon–2 p.m., Washington Sankofa Room, Witherspoon Student Center. Sponsored by the African American Cultural Center.

Friday, Oct. 18

‘I Heart Diversity’ T-Shirt Day
All day event on campus. Wear your “I Heart Diversity” T-Shirt to support the GLBT community. Sponsored by the GLBT Center, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the UAB – Diversity Activities Board

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity
8:15–10:15 a.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101. Registration required. Visit: http://oied.ncsu.edu/oied/education/oied_reg.php to access the eLearning System.

Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity
10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m., Administrative Services Building II, Room 101. Registration required. Visit: http://oied.ncsu.edu/oied/education/oied_reg.php to access the eLearning System.

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