For Immediate Release
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October 30, 2000

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IU Northwest Student Leaders to Participate 
in Interracial Communications Project

Inspired by President Bill Clinton’s conversations about race, IndianaUniversity Northwest, along with Indiana University/Purdue Universityat Indianapolis (IUPUI), the Universityof Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and the Universityof Michigan at Flint will participate in the Interracial Communications Project: Beyond Boundariesin order to help develop student leaders to better understand the causes and consequences of racism in America. IU Northwest will hold their two-day workshop for student leaders on Nov. 9 and 10 in the Library Conference Center.

As part of the project, the four will bring approximately 80 to 100 student leaders together to help them think critically and openly, as well as participate in discussion concerning issues of race, race relations and ethnicity. Structured conversations focus on topics that include: historical issues of race and ethnicity, stereotypes and prejudice, language and cultural roots, and religious and ethnic violence.  Students involved in the project will also participate in retreats, and interracial dinners and dialogues with distinguished scholars and citizens. 

For more information on The Interracial Communications Project: BeyondBoundaries, is with Dr. Dorothy Ige,IU Northwest communications professorat 219-980-6595 or at

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