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FGCU Sponsors Diversity Week 2006 "Culture Shock" Celebration

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Multicultural Student Development invites the public to attend the Diversity Week 2006 "Culture Shock" Celebration, Sunday through Friday, April 2 - April 7. All events are free.
     Experience stimulating conversation with people from diverse backgrounds, try excellent cuisine from different ethnicities, hear lectures, and see performances and films from various cultural, religious, ethnic, and identity perspectives.
Diversity Week 2006 officially opens with "Different People One Purpose" Global Explosion Celebration that will include food, entertainment and information on all the weeks' scheduled activities and events. All events are located in the Student Union Ballroom.
For more information, contact assistant director of Multicultural Student Development,
Shelly Neal at (239) 590-7738 TTY, (239) 590-7991, or .

Schedule of Events
Sunday, April 2
     3:30 p.m.     Global Explosion - Opening Ceremony
          Celebrate with music, food, entertainment, dress in your
          Cultural clothing
Monday, April 3
     10:00 a.m.     Day of Oppression
     3:00 p.m.     Film: Crash
     7:15 p.m.     Erascism
Tuesday, April 4
     8:30 a.m.     Roundtable Discussion          
     9:30 a.m.     Film: The Killings Fields
     7:00 p.m.     Film: If These Walls Could Talk
     11: a.m.      Presentations
Wednesday, April 5
     8:30 a.m.     Roundtable Discussion     
     9:30 a.m.     Films: Tortilla Soup
11:00 a.m.     Film: If These Walls Could Talk II
     11:30 a.m.     Film: Boys Don't Cry
     1:00 p.m.     Presentations
     Exploring the Dimensions and Challenges of Diversity:
     A Panel and Audience Dialogue
     2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.     Workshops
     7:15 p.m.     Comedian: Professor Ken Glickman

Thursday, April 6
     8:30 a.m.      Roundtable Discussion
     TBA     Film: Soul Food
     TBA     Film: Beautiful Thing
     2:30 p.m.     Film: Native Americans
     9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.     Presentations
     7:15 p.m.     African Dance Troupe: Umdabu Dance Troupe

Friday, April 7
     8:30 a.m.     Roundtable Discussion
     10:00 a.m.     Festival Celebrations
     10:30 a.m.     Presentations
          Learn to Roll Sushi

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