Thursday, November 03, 2005

Multicultural Education Week - Nov. 14 through 18

Northwestern will celebrate multicultural education

ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Northwestern College will celebrate Multicultural Education Week Nov. 14 through 18 with a global fair, an international coffeehouse and a multicultural chapel.

Racial justice advocate Dr. Steve Robbins will address issues related to "Unintentional Intolerance" at 10:05 a.m. Nov. 14 and at 11:05 a.m. Nov. 15 in Christ Chapel. Born Nguyen Long in Saigon in 1965, Robbins now teaches communications at Grand Valley State University in Michigan and runs SLRobbins & Associates, a consulting firm that works with national companies and organizations to promote racial justice.

The global fair will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in Rowenhorst Student Center. International students, along with past study abroad students and Summer of Service students, will have display booths.

The Persian film, "Children of Heaven," will be shown at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Bogaard Theatre. Multicultural connection interns will show the film "Crash" which deals candidly with racial issues at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Bogaard Theatre. The interns will lead a discussion following the film.

The International Club chapel will be Nov. 18 and the international coffeehouse will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 in Rowenhorst Student Center. Entertainment will include singing, dancing, reading a story, reciting poetry and acting. Coffee will be provided by De Koffie Boon.

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