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Wyman Series Explores Race Relations

NOV. 2, 2007--Few people are willing to tackle the tough and often touchy issue of race relationships and racism in a public talk. Speaker artist, and author Damali Ayo will do just that at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium.

Ayo's talk, "I Can Fix It," is inspired by a survey of 2,000 people who were asked what five things individuals could do to end racism. Though she began her career as a traditional gallery artist, Ayo has become widely diverse in her creative outlets, including her recent book, "How to Rent a Negro," which offers a unique, eye-opening look at the treatment of racial minorities at the hands of the majority. The book is currently in development to be made into a film.

Tickets, available at the door, are free for UWRF students with campus I.D. The event is open to the public with admission of $5 for adults, and $3 for children aged 18 and under. Children aged 5 and under are admitted free of charge.  

This event is part of UWRF's Wyman Series, which is sponsored by its Student Entertainment and Arts Committee and the Diversity Awareness Committee. For more information, please contact Karyn Kling, associate student services coordinator, at 715-425-4444.


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