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18th Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo
to Be Held May 10 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: May 4, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the 18th Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo on Thursday, May 10.

The Expo, which will run from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by 140 students currently enrolled in "Social Foundations of Human Relations," a course taught by foundations of education associate professors Cynthia Gray and Jill Pastrana, and "Ethnic-sensitive Social Work Practice," a course taught by associate professor of social work La Vonne Cornell-Swanson.

The expo will feature inquiry projects, video documentaries and case studies on topics of cultural diversity.

Following are examples of research topics to be displayed:

  • Isalm: A Muslim Way of Life
  • Challenges to Preserving the Ojibwe Culture
  • Our Journey Continues: Cambodian Refuges in America
  • Health Care for Lesbians
  • The Mennonite Community
  • The Boys and Girls Club: Eau Claire's Best Kept Secret

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Gray at 715-836-5587, Pastrana at 715-836-4537 or Cornell-Swanson at 715-836-3580.

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