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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Human Rights Conference
To be Held at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Nov. 30, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host its first annual Human Rights Day Awareness Conference Friday, Dec. 10, the internationally recognized date for Human Rights Day.
The conference will focus on and examine issues of gender and sexual orientation. Forums will be held to stimulate discussions and give a deeper understanding of human rights abuses that occur because of gender or sexual orientation differences.
The conference will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in the Schofield Hall Auditorium, and all the conference events will happen there. There will be a lunch break at noon in the Clearwater Room, Davies Center. The conference will end at 5 p.m.
UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students will moderate discussions and present essays. Throughout the day the following topics will be discussed: gay identity in the high school, women's studies and the academic activist, global action/local change: young women at risk. Videos such as "Woman's Rights are Human Rights: Cornerstone for the Future" and "The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution" will be shown.
Groups supporting the event include the women's studies program, the English department, the American Ethnic Coordinating Office, the Office of Residence Life, Student Senate, Equality — which is the faculty/staff lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered organization — Making Our School An Intercultural Community, and Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Equality. Contact Adam Nelson, (715) 836-4646, for further information.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Nov. 30, 1999