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Unity Day celebration to be held October 3

Unity Day, an annual Penn State event that helps bring students, faculty, staff, and the community together to celebrate diversity, will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 1  to 2:30 p.m.  Activities will take place on the Perkins Plaza, weather permitting. All Unity Day activities are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The celebration will begin with the procession of flags from different countries and opening remarks, followed by a series of revolving workshops that incorporate the theme of unity. These include: “Being an Ally,” lead by Alice Holland, Nurse Practitioner and Supervisor at Penn State Berks; “Pride Without Prejudice,” lead by Cleo House, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Program Coordinator for Theatre at Penn State Berks; “International Greetings,” lead by Karen Kihurani, Multicultural / International Counselor; and “When You See Me, Who Do You See,” lead by the Latino Unity Club.

Students who complete three of these workshops will be able to take home a bamboo plant. In addition, students will have the opportunity to write on the Unity Day Graffiti Cloth.

For more information on Unity Day activities, contact Karen Kihurani, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at 610-396-6080, or via e-mail at KEK5@psu.edu.
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