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April 8, 2009

Birmingham-Southern College announces Diversity Week activities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Student organizations at Birmingham-Southern College will host a number of activities for Diversity Week 2009, April 14-17.  Sponsored by the BSC Multicultural Advisory Committee, 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 include:

Tuesday, April 14 – Film and Discussion on “La Vie en Rose.”  The film follows the life of famous and unusual French singer Edith Piaf.  The movie will be followed by a discussion on her controversial life.  Hosted by the BSC Le Cercle Francais organization.  BSC Hanson Loft, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 16 – World Religions Panel.  Speakers address the basic tenets of their religions and their views on the theme of care for the earth.  Panelists include: Prathiba Khare, Hinduism; Raed Awad, Islam; Ven. Lama Tenzin Deshek, Buddhism; R.G. Lyons, Christianity; and Steve Jacobs, Judaism.  Hosted by the BSC Interfaith Alliance.  BSC Norton Campus Center Theatre, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 16 – International Bazaar:  Food, music, entertainment and much more.  Hosted by the BSC Multi-Cultural Awareness Organization.  BSC Norton Campus Center Second Floor Common Area and Theatre, 7 p.m.  Admission is $5 at the door.

Friday, April 17 – Campus-Wide Day of Silence.  Students take a vow of silence to bring awareness to the experience of bullying, name calling, and harassment.  All day.  Promoted by BSC Allies.

Friday, April 17 – Film “Blood Diamond.”  Hosted by the BSC African Awareness and Invisible Children organizations.  Norton Campus Center Theatre, 6 p.m.

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