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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
To be Held at UW-Eau Claire April 19-21 

MAILED: April 5, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference April 19-21. Approximately 400 students from the University of Wisconsin System and private colleges in Wisconsin have been accepted to attend this leadership conference sponsored by Johnson Wax professionals.
         AMSLC provides a forum for students to present papers and gain awareness of the various cultural issues facing both campuses and American society at large. Students will also be awarded scholarships totaling $45,000 for papers, poetry and prose they submitted.
         Students attending the conference will see performances by Native American and Hmong dancers; Indigenous, the first Native American music group to have a Top 10 rock single; and Litefoot, the first Native American rap artist. Keynote speakers Byron Garret, Chance Rush and Minnesota Senator Mee Moua will also address the students. Garret is a speaker, trainer and leadership consultant, and the president and CEO of Life Works International. Moua is the first Hmong legislator in the country, and Rush is director of Cloudboy Consulting an organization that encourages Native American youth to be positive role models and leaders in their communities. The conference will also have leadership seminars, student workshops and a career fair with over 500 companies invited to attend.
         The Indigenous concert 9-10:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center; a lecture by Litefoot 10:00 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 20, in Phillips Science Hall Room 117; and the Litefoot concert 10:30 p.m.-midnight are open to the public. Tickets for the Indigenous concert are $7, or $5 with a student I.D., and are available at the University Service Center. There is no cost for the Litefoot lecture and concert.
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Updated: April 5, 2002