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April 9, 2008

Birmingham-Southern College announces Diversity Week activities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Organizations at Birmingham-Southern College will sponsor and host a number of activities for Diversity Week 2008, on April 15-17. All events are open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise indicated below. For more information, contact Erica Brown at 205-226-4733.

Highlights of special events planned for the week are as follows:

Tuesday, April 15 – Film and Panel Discussion on “The Future of Food.” An in-depth look into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. The presentation will include a discussion on the controversial Farm Bill as well as information on obtaining locally grown organic foods. Activity sponsored by the BSC Office of Multicultural Affairs and Hess Center for Student Leadership and Service. BSC Norton Campus Center Theater, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15 – Film and Discussion on “For the Bible Tells Me So.” This documentary features theologians and members of the clergy who address and refute the most widely cited scripture passages damning gays and lesbians as abominations in the eyes of God. Sponsored by BSC Religious Life and Allies. BSC Norton Campus Center Theater, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16 – Annual Diversity Step Show “Please Don't Stop the Music.” Sponsored by the BSC Black Student Union. BSC Munger Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 17 – International Student Panel: “Let Me Show You the Real China,” presented by BSC student Xinyan Yan; “Reconstruction & Reconciliation in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide,” presented by BSC student Grace Balinda; and “Religion in Japan,” presented by BSC student Ayaka Komori. Sponsored by the BSC Office of Multicultural Affairs. BSC Norton Campus Center Theater, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 17 – International Bazaar: Food, music, entertainment and much more. Special performances include: Kefi Dancers – traditional Greek Dance; Indian Classical Dance; “Sirqus of Dreams – Middle Eastern dance; and “Moe O Hakin Hema – Polynesian dance. Sponsored by the BSC Multi-cultural Awareness Organization. BSC Bruno Great Hall, 6-8 p.m. Admission is $5.

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