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UNI's Center for Multicultural Education to host book club

September 6, 2012

Tabatha Cruz, program coordinator, UNI Center for Multicultural Education, 319-273-2250,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host a book club for the sixth year at the University of Northern Iowa. Participants will read and discuss texts that deal with various cultural expressions and share history, customs and perspectives of African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.

Michael Blackwell, the director of the CME says, "Again, this year, the CME offers a diversity of authors whose books enlighten their readers on cultural matters that are important to us all. We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to share in this multicultural journey; I guarantee an exciting adventure awaits!"

The series begins Thursday, Sept. 20, with "A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home," by Steven Pemberton.

Other books and dates include "Latinos in the New Millennium," by Luis R. Fraga on Oct. 18, and "Severed Treaty," by Tom Stohlgren on Nov. 13. Meetings will be held at 3:30 p.m., on the designated Thursdays, at the CME on UNI's campus.

For additional information and dates, visit or contact Tabatha Cruz, program coordinator/CME, at 319-273-2250 or