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Unity Week Brings Communities Together

Unity Week Brings Communities Together

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG -03/01//2007 - Fostering an understanding of the differences that unite the communities in which we live is the goal of UCM's Unity Week, planned for March 12-19 on the UCM campus.

Monday, March 12

  • UCM's International Student Organization kicks off events with and informational fair from noon to 2 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom. The fair will feature calligraphy lessons offered by the Japanese Student Organization.
  • The Basic Spanish Language Workshop, sponsored by the UCM Office of Community Engagement, is planned for 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 123. There is no charge for the Spanish workshop, but participants should call 660-543-4156 to register.

Tuesday, March 13

  • “Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically about Global Issues” is the theme for Tuesday. Paula Rothenberg, author of the widely used textbook, “Race, Class and Gender in the United States” and “White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism,” will speak on the day's topic from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom.
  • Marla Selvidge, UCM professor of religious studies, will lecture on “Introducing the Dead Sea Scrolls” during the Fourth Annual Religion and Politics Forum, planned for 6-7:30 p.m. in Lovinger 1290.
  • The UCM Africana Studies Club will host “Viewer Discretion Advised,” a discussion of stereotypes and images related to African American relationships and sexuality, at 7 p.m. in Elliott Union 306.

Wednesday, March 14

  • A screening of a PBS video on Hurricane Katrina  is planned from noon to 2 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom, followed by a discussion led by UCM's Breakers, a group of students spent spring break 2006 in Biloxi, Miss., assisting with Habitat for Humanity.
  • The Basic Spanish Language Workshop will be repeated from 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 123.
  • International Employment Workshop is planned for 3-4 p.m. in Elliott Union 235.

Thursday, March 15

  • “What is Theosophy?” is a question that will be discussed from 2-3:15 p.m. in Lovinger 1290. Paul Whittemore and Byron Newcomb will survey the origins, beliefs and practices of Theosophy.
  • The Basic Spanish Language Workshop will be repeated from 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 235.
  • A “Safezone” workshop will be presented by the UCM chapter of Queers and Allies at 7 p.m. in Elliott Union 238.

Friday, March 16

  • The Divine Praise Team Dancers will perform at noon in the Elliott Union atrium.
  • Basic Spanish Language Workshop will be repeated from 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 235.

Saturday, March 17

  • A Children's Carnival wraps up the week of activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in North Morrow Gymnasium. Children from the campus and community are invited to participate in games and events sponsored by campus organizations. The carnival is free and open to the public.

UCM campus organizations and offices sponsoring Unity Week are the Africana Studies Club, the Association of Non-Traditional Students, Breakers, Career Services, the Center for Religious Studies, the International Center and International Student Organization, MO Volunteers, Community Engagement, Queers and Allies, and Women's Studies.

Fostering an understanding of the differences that unite the communities in which we live is the goal of UCM's Unity Week, planned for March 12-19 on the UCM campus.

Monday, March 12

  • UCM's International Student Organization kicks off events with and informational fair from noon to 2 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom. The fair will feature calligraphy lessons offered by the Japanese Student Organization.
  • The Basic Spanish Language Workshop, sponsored by the UCM Office of Community Engagement, is planned for 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 123. There is no charge for the Spanish workshop, but participants should call 660-543-4156 to register.

Tuesday, March 13

  • “Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically about Global Issues” is the theme for Tuesday. Paula Rothenberg, author of the widely used textbook, “Race, Class and Gender in the United States” and “White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism,” will speak on the day's topic from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom.
  • Marla Selvidge, UCM professor of religious studies, will lecture on “Introducing the Dead Sea Scrolls” during the Fourth Annual Religion and Politics Forum, planned for 6-7:30 p.m. in Lovinger 1290.
  • The UCM Africana Studies Club will host “Viewer Discretion Advised,” a discussion of stereotypes and images related to African American relationships and sexuality, at 7 p.m. in Elliott Union 306.

Wednesday, March 14

  • A screening of a PBS video on Hurricane Katrina  is planned from noon to 2 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom, followed by a discussion led by UCM's Breakers, a group of students spent spring break 2006 in Biloxi, Miss., assisting with Habitat for Humanity.
  • The Basic Spanish Language Workshop will be repeated from 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 123.
  • International Employment Workshop is planned for 3-4 p.m. in Elliott Union 235.

Thursday, March 15

  • “What is Theosophy?” is a question that will be discussed from 2-3:15 p.m. in Lovinger 1290. Paul Whittemore and Byron Newcomb will survey the origins, beliefs and practices of Theosophy.
  • The Basic Spanish Language Workshop will be repeated from 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 235.
  • A “Safezone” workshop will be presented by the UCM chapter of Queers and Allies at 7 p.m. in Elliott Union 238.

Friday, March 16

  • The Divine Praise Team Dancers will perform at noon in the Elliott Union atrium.
  • Basic Spanish Language Workshop will be repeated from 2-3:30 p.m. in Elliott Union 235.

Saturday, March 17

  • A Children's Carnival wraps up the week of activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in North Morrow Gymnasium. Children from the campus and community are invited to participate in games and events sponsored by campus organizations. The carnival is free and open to the public.

UCM campus organizations and offices sponsoring Unity Week are the Africana Studies Club, the Association of Non-Traditional Students, Breakers, Career Services, the Center for Religious Studies, the International Center and International Student Organization, MO Volunteers, Community Engagement, Queers and Allies, and Women's Studies.

For More Information

For more information on UCM Unity Week, contact the UCM Office of Community Engagement at 660-543-4156.

For more information on UCM Unity Week, contact the UCM Office of Community Engagement at 660-543-4156.