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UNI offers race, privilege and difference teacher workshop

January 23, 2012

Stephanie Logan, assistant professor, curriculum and instruction, 319-273-2167,

Jennifer Colsch, marketing and promotions coordinator, continuing education and special programs, 319-273-7865,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,



CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will offer a workshop focused on exploring systems of race, privilege and difference in an effort to support the creation of multicultural classrooms that celebrate respect for diversity. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at Schindler Education Center.

Eddie Moore Jr., the director of diversity at the Brooklyn Friends School, will speak at the workshop. His mission is to encourage and stimulate thoughts, ideas and actions focused on complex social issues facing students and educators of all backgrounds and experiences.

This workshop will utilize the "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit at the UNI Museums, which will be on display Monday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, June 9. The exhibit gives visitors the tools to recognize racial ideas and practices in contemporary American life by exploring the everyday experience of race and the contemporary science that is challenging common ideas about race. Students can earn one hour of UNI graduate credit by attending the workshop.

The cost of the workshop is $50. To register, visit Enrollment forms must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 17. For additional information about the workshop, contact Stephanie Logan, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at UNI, at 319-273-2167 or