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CAL U CELEBRATES OCTOBER AS 'DIVERSITY MONTH'

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Posted on September 26, 2012

Cal U will celebrate Diversity Awareness Month with a series of special events:

  • Oct. 1 — “Hate Crimes,” a presentation by Special Agent Denise V. Holtz of the FBI office in Pittsburgh, at 1 p.m. in the Performance Center inside the Natali Student Center
  • Oct. 4 — “No Turning Back,” screening of the critically acclaimed film about illegal immigration at 6:30 p.m. in Duda Hall, Room 103. Filmmaker Jesus Nebot, who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the award-winning film, will be on hand to introduce No Turning Back, give a brief talk and hold a question-and-answer session after the screening. See a preview
  • Oct. 10 — “Drag Show,” an annual evening of fun and fashion with the University’s GLBT community, at 8 p.m. in the Performance Center.
  • Oct. 25 — “Chelsea Settles,” a conversation with the star of the MTV docu-series Chelsea Settles, at 11 a.m. in the Performance Center. The MTV hit chronicled the ups and downs of Settles’ life as the new graduate left home to live in Los Angeles. Watch video
  • Nov. 1 — “All the Real Heroes,” a talk by Regis Bobonis Sr., founder of the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh Inc., at 11 a.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. In conjunction with this event, Cal U’s Student Activities Board will be airing the film The Tuskegee Airmen, starring Laurence Fishburne, at various times throughout the month. In the news

Cal U’s Diversity Month program is sponsored by the Black Student Union, Student Government, the Office of Veterans Affairs, the Hispanic Student Association, the Rainbow Alliance and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs.

All events are free; the public may attend. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.