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ONU to Host Unite for Awareness Week

Apr 24, 2009

Ohio Northern University will host the fifth annual "Unite for Awareness Week," a student-driven initiative to bring attention to issues of discrimination, beginning on Monday, April 27.

On Monday, April 27, the topic is gender orientation. ONU Open Doors will present a documentary on the Rubi Girls, a group of professional drag queens who raise money for AIDS research, at 7 p.m. in the Dicke Forum. Jonathan McNeal, who made the documentary, will be on hand to discuss the film.

Tuesday, April 28, focuses on issues of ableism. The Pre-PT/OT Club will present a (dis)Ability obstacle course from 5 to 7 p.m. in the McIntosh lobby, and the movie "Milk" will be shown on the Tundra at 8 p.m.

Classism is the topic for Wednesday, April 29. ONU Habitat for Humanity will host a world hunger simulation meal at 6 p.m. in the McIntosh Ballroom. The meal is designed to encourage a discussion of world hunger and social inequity. The cost is $5 or five non-perishable food items.

Thursday, April 30, will target sexism. The Student Senate will present "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" featuring Karen Condeni, vice president and dean of enrollment, Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, acting vice president of student affairs and dean of students, and Anne Lippert, vice president for academic affairs, at 5:30 p.m. in the Dicke Forum. The College Democrats will then present a safe sex talk with Kate Witte, assistant professor of health education, at 7 p.m. in the Dicke Forum.

Friday, May 1, focuses on issues of racism in modern society. The Black Student Union will discuss "Racism: Real Life, Today" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the McIntosh lobby outside the cafeteria.