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UNI Center for Multicultural Education hosts affirmative action speaker

February 17, 2003

Michael Blackwell, director, UNI Center for Multicultural Education, (319) 273-2250
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Center for Multicultural Education will host a panel discussion on affirmative action, featuring attorney Shirley J. Wilcher, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24, in UNI's Lang Hall Auditorium.

Wilcher is the executive director of Americans for a Fair Chance, an organization that serves as an educational resource for affirmative action and equal opportunity resources. She has more than 20 years of experience as civil rights counsel with the U.S. House of Representatives Education of Labor Committee. Wilcher received her master's degree from the New School for Social Research in New York, a law degree from the Harvard School of Law and a Certificate in French Language from the University of Paris, France.

The panel will include: Catherine Zeman, UNI assistant professor of health promotion and education; Susan Koch, UNI associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs; Scharron A. Clayton, associate professor of philosophy and religion; Delano Cox, Hawkeye Community College evening campus manager; Denise Henning, former executive director of the Loras College intercultural programs office; R. Allen Hays, director of the UNI public policy graduate program; and Roberto Clemente, UNI assistant professor of education.

The event is sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education. It is free and open to the public.