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4/23/05

1. The First National EXPO of Ethnic Media
2. Teach for America is hiring a Campus Campaign Manager
3. Dessert & Discussion: "Increasing Diversity in the Academy"
4. Delta Sigma Theta Presents: RED LIGHT SPECIAL
5. Discussion on Haiti
6. The Forgotten War's Newest Generation: Reading and Discussion with Korean-American Writers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1. The First National EXPO of Ethnic Media On behalf of Pacific News Service, a non-profit organization and incubator of youth media, including YO! Youth Outlook, journal of youth life in the Bay Area; The Beat Within, the writings of incarcerated youth; De-Bug, for the disenfranchised youth of silicon valley; Sprawl, journal of suburban youth life and many more, I would like to invite you to Media for Young America, a youth media gathering in New York City on June 9th, co-hosted by Youth Communication of NY and sponsored by OSI. More than 200 youth media participants from across the country will be coming to participate in the full day of interactive events, activities and workshops. Events include writing workshops, spoken word, web publishing, live mural painting, break dancing and much more. Thursday, June 9th New California Media, the Independent Press Association-NY and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism present The First National EXPO of Ethnic Media Network and exchange ideas on building inclusive communications with the New America – join 1500-plus attendees, including ethnic and mainstream media practitioners and educators, communications strategists, social marketing planners, distinguished authors, public policy researchers, pollsters and political consultants, community liaison representatives, community activists, students, youth communicators and more. When: Thursday, June 9, 2005 Where: Lerner Hall, Columbia University 2920 Broadway at 115th Street, New York City For more information visit www.pacificnews.org or call 415-503-4170.

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2. Teach for America is hiring a Campus Campaign Manager The Campus Campaign Manager, in collaboration with Teach For America recruitment staff, will develop and execute a detailed strategic plan aimed at inspiring top students to apply for the 2006 corps. The average time commitment is approximately 7 - 10 hours per week but may vary throughout the recruitment season. This is a paid position. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position via e-mail to [email protected] If you have any questions about being a CCM, contact Allegra Towns: [email protected]

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3. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, ROOTEd and the United Students of Color (USCC) are proud to present… Dessert & Discussion "Increasing Diversity in the Academy" What challenges do underrepresented groups face in securing tenure-track positions? What are some strategies that can be developed to ensure diversity among University faculty? For our final Dessert & Discussion of the year, the OMA, ROOTEd and USCC are proud to host an evening with Professor Jean Howard, the Vice Provost for Diversity Initiatives, and a Professor of English at Columbia University. Come hear Professor Howard's reflections on diversity and the academy. Take a study break for compelling discussion and FREE DESSERT!! 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 26, 2005 @ the Intercultural Resource Center 552 W. 114th Street, 2nd floor (between Broadway & Amsterdam)

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4. The Dynamic Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Rho Chapter present... RED LIGHT SPECIAL Friday, April 29th Lerner Party Space 10:13pm - 2:13am Sorors - FREE Greeks - $3 CUID - $5 Non CUID - $7 **Portion of the proceeds to benefit the Mildred Randolph Foster Scholarship Fund**

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5. There exists a place with "A past that is unable to move forward ... A country that once fought and won their freedom from slavery now faces a new kind of struggle: freedom from poverty and disease." - Maya Angelou Come to a free screening of *********** ONCE THERE WAS A COUNTRY: REVISITING HAITI ********* Narrated by: MAYA ANGELOU Directed by: Kimberly Green Produced by: Wassim Serhan, Rhonda Mitrani, and Juan Carlos Zaldivar http://www.oncetherewasacountry.com/once.htm ******* Intercultural Resource Center, 2nd Fl. Conference Room (552 W. 114th St. between B'way and Amsterdam)********** ******************Wednesday, April 27th, 7 PM****************** *********** Food will be served ************ A documentary examining the causes of the currently failing health care infrastructure in a poverty-stricken, yet resilient country, Haiti. By exploring Haiti's rich culture, and providing examples of how innovative health care efforts can affect change, the film relays the message that overcoming disparities in health care is a struggle that can be won. *** brought to you by Stephanie Desgrottes, a member of the IRC ***

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6. The Forgotten War's Newest Generation: Reading and Discussion with Korean-American Writers Susan Choi and Suji Kwock Kim Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 pm Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor of Barnard Hall Reception to follow in Sulzberger Parlor Novelist Susan Choi and poet Suji Kwock Kim will read and discuss selections from the acclaimed writing related to their Korean parents' experiences during The Korean War, "the Forgotten War" in which perhaps as many as 4 million Koreans died. Susan Choi is the daughter of a Korean immigrant father whose life history inspired her first novel, The Foreign Student, which won the Asian-American Literary Award and the Steven Turner Award for First Book of Fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was published by Harper Collins and was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Suji Kwock Kim's first book, Notes From The Divided Country, won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her recent poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and on National Public Radio. For more information, please e-mail [email protected] , or call 212-854-6146.

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