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Bridges Series Presents Unity in the Community

By Christine Duellman
UW-RF News Bureau

APRIL 15, 2005--Unity in the Community, a campus celebration of diversity, will take place on April 27, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Hagestad Student Center Mall at UW-River Falls. The event is free and open to the public; rain site is inside the student center.

The following events will take place throughout the day:

Larry Yazzie, a World Champion American Indian Fancy Dancer, will perform a series of dances in addition to traditional American Indian vocal and flute music. For more information on Yazzie visit http://www.thecollegeagency.com/artists/variety/larry_yazzie/larry_yazzie.cfm.

During the celebration, the Latin Sounds Orchestra will perform. They play authentic Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean beats of Mambo, Merengue, Salsa, Guaguanco, Cumbia, Boleros, Cha-cha, Samba, Rumbas and all tropical music.

Mu Performing Arts will present Taiko, a Japanese-style of drumming. This performance art form of drumming reflects traditional Japanese styles and techniques.

The Tropical Breeze Band will play island music from Trinidad, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

Visitors can purchase a campus lunch at the Student Center Mall from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

At 8 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium, sociologist Dalton Conley will speak about white privilege and his experiences growing up as a white minority in a neighborhood of Latino and African American housing projects on New York’s Lower East Side.

The Bridges Series is sponsored by the UW-RF Diversity Awareness Committee and is intended to foster a sense of acceptance, understanding and cooperation among members of the community. For more information on this event, call the Student Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.

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