This year's Unity Days celebration at University Park will kick off Friday, March 31, with a first-ever Solidarity Conference, which runs through April 2. The conference includes workshops to promote social justice and finding common ground through activism, films and speakers. All students interested in learning about cultures and traditions are welcome to participate.
The program's theme -- U.N.I.T.Y. 2000, or Unite in the Year 2000 -- is intended to draw attention to social justice issues throughout the University, said Erik Malewski, Project Growth adviser. University Park will hold a festival on April 2 and will join the Commonwealth campuses on April 5 with a rally and speakers.
Unity Days events at University Park are scheduled as follows:
n March 31-April 2: Solidarity Conference in the HUB-Robeson Center and Osmond Building. The complete
schedule, times and locations are online at http://www.clubs.psu.edu/aar/conference.htm.
n Saturday, April 1, at 4:40 p.m. in Osmond Building: Project Growth workshops on "Issues of Racism and Sexism in America."
n Sunday, April 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Cultural Center: Festival of Multicultural Expression, includes song, dance and food. Performers will include the Philadelphia Civic Ballet.
n Wednesday, April 5: A march for humanity will begin in the East Halls quad and end at 6 p.m. at Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center, where speakers will address social justice issues. Food will be served and the NOMMO Dance Company will perform.
For more information on places and times, call Malewski at (814) 865-0790 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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