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UW-Eau Claire Offers Film Series
For Black History Month

 MAILED:  Feb. 2, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present a three-episode series “Dialogue on Diversity Film: Race — The Power of an Illusion” as part of Black History Month in February. The series, which is free to the public, investigates the origins of race and its effects on society. All three episodes will be shown on the following dates from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.

    Wednesday, Feb. 4: Episode 1 — “The Difference Between Us” examines contemporary science, including genetics, that challenges our common sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits.
    Wednesday, Feb. 11: Episode 2 — “The Story We Tell” is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as “natural.”
    Wednesday, Feb. 18: Episode 3 — “The House We Live In” asks “If race is not biology, what is it?” The episode reveals how our social institutions “make” race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people. It also uncovers how race resides not in nature, but in politics, economics and culture.

For additional information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (715) 836-3367 or 1-888-895-4903.

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Updated: February 2, 2004