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Scholar to discuss racism Oct. 20

10/11/10 -   Scholar to speak about 'casual racism' at Queens University in Charlotte

Greg Tanaka is an acclaimed author and scholar, and appears as part of the Diversity Lecture Series


Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 13, 2010) - The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Queens University of Charlotte will host speaker Greg Tanaka for the fall Diversity Lecture Series.

The 6:30 p.m. event in Sykes Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave., is free and open to the public.

Tanaka will present "On Casual Racism: Experiencing Mutual Immanence." Used successfully at a number of U.S. colleges and universities, this interactive storytelling workshop marks a new approach to addressing diversity. Participants will learn how to minimize casual racism and stereotyping in a safe and guided context, and discover what it feels like to help each other along the way.

Tanaka is a visiting professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book "The Intercultural Campus: Transcending Culture and Power in American Higher Education."

He earned a bachelor's degree from Williams College, an MBA from Harvard University, a J.D. from Georgetown University and Ph.Ds in education and anthropology at UCLA.

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, Queens serves approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students through its College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

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