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Unity in Community Event Set

APRIL 13, 2007--The University of Wisconsin - River Falls will celebrate diversity with the annual Unity in the Community event on April 25 beginning at 10 a.m. on the mall of the University Center.

Visitors to UWRF will have the chance to experience a wide variety of cultural and ethnic events. After a welcome by UWRF staff and Don Richards, mayor of River Falls, at 10 a.m., Global Rhythm Tour, a community drum circle focusing on audience participation will perform.  

After the drum circle at 10:30 a.m., UWRF students will perform for the crowd, followed by a show from the acclaimed UWRF Dance Theatre at 11 a.m.   Eniojo Senju, head of the Senju School of Classical Japanese Dance in Osaka, Japan, will speak about Japanese culture at 11:30 a.m.

Global Rhythm Tour will present again at noon, and another student performance will take place at 1 p.m.   At 2 p.m., Teatro del Pueblo will give a theatrical performance in the Falcon's Nest area of the Entertainment Complex, University Center.

Ethnic foods are on the menu for a campus-wide picnic at Unity in the Community, which are available for those without a University meal plan. Attendees are also welcome to bring sack lunches.

The "Faces of UWRF" art exhibit in the Ames Art Gallery of the University Center is also set for its grand opening 9 a.m. as part of the day's activities.

Diversity events will continue to take place later in the evening. A community celebration is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. at Veteran's Park, downtown River Falls.

A presentation of "Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium," a multiple award-winning documentary about the quest for solutions to ending seemingly more frequent hate crimes, will be held at 8 p.m. The film centers on such true stories as the Columbine High School shootings and the brutal death of gay college student Matthew Shepard. The event is taking place in the auditorium of North Hall.   Entrance for UWRF students is free with campus ID, and general public tickets are $5, and $3 for those 18 and under.

Unity in the Community is a joint initiative between UWRF, its Wyman Series and Diversity Awareness Committee, and the City of River Falls.  

Events are free with the exception of the documentary showing, and all are open to the public. For more information, please contact UWRF Student Services and Programs at 715-425-4444.


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