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Diversity Week at UW-Eau Claire Features Variety
of Presentations

RELEASED: March 6, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has designated the week of March 13 as Diversity Week. A series of presentations will be offered by the university's Peer Diversity Educators.

Peer Diversity Educator Megan Justin-Bridgman, a junior from Wauwatosa, said this week is dedicated to recognizing the respect that everyone deserves.

"We all are unique and have many different characteristics that can be hidden or apparent; this doesn't mean that we shouldn't celebrate these differences," Justin-Bridgman said.

The theme for the week is "Reach out for Respect," with each day aimed toward a specific cause. Monday and Wednesday will feature interactive presentations in various residence halls, while Tuesday will feature a speaker. On Monday, March 13, the presentation is "Reach Out to Other Cultures" in Sutherland Hall and Putnam Hall; Tuesday, March 14, is Tim Scott's presentation "The Holocaust: Its Relevance Today" in Schofield Hall auditorium; and Wednesday, March 15, features "Reach Out to Each Other" in Oak Ridge Hall. All presentations begin at 8 p.m.

Tuesday's presentation by Scott, a lawyer from New Richmond, Minn., will feature photos, videos and slides to explain how racism and prejudice were present during the Holocaust and how they are still present today.

For more information, contact Megan Justin-Bridgeman, at justinme@uwec.edu.

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