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ONU to host 'Unite for Awareness Week'

Mar 26, 2007

Ohio Northern University will host the third annual "Unite for Awareness Week," a student-driven initiative created in order to bring to light issues of discrimination beginning on Sunday, April 15.

The week-long event will kick off with a battle of comedians on Sunday, April 15 and will continue each day with a focus on issues pertaining to race, gender, sexual orientation, class and individuals with disabilities.

Throughout the week, the AIDS Quilt will be featured. Founded in 1987, the "AIDS Quilt" is the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. More than 40,000 panels on the quilt represent each person in the United States who has lost their life to AIDS. The quilt will be on display in the McIntosh Activities Room from Sunday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 17 and the Affinity Commons Room from Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 20.

Tim Wise, an anti-racist writer and activist from Nashville, Tenn., will also be speaking on racism on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Activities Room. Wise has spoken in 48 states and on over 400 college campuses nationwide. In addition, a food and clothing drive will be held in McIntosh throughout the week to collect donations for the Ada Food Pantry and ReStore.

Ohio Northern University is a leading private, student-centered institution that blends quality professional programs with the arts and sciences to more than 3,500 students in its five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy and Law.

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