of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456, www.uic.edu/depts/paff
STEREOTYPES AND SYMBOLS
and Symbols," a lecture and discussion led by Michael Bird,
president of the American Public Health Association and Native American
activist, will explore contemporary concerns about group image and
identity, as well as the impact of stereotypes on social status.
UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and Pat Mendoza,
Regional Council for Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational
Fund, will serve as respondents to the discussion.
of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute
1603 W. Taylor St.
The Human Relations
Foundation of Chicago designates September as Unity Month. UIC's
2001 Unity Month celebration is designed to increase the sensitivity
to issues of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation and disability.
"As our society
becomes more diverse, the ability to communicate across ethnic and
racial lines is an essential part of having a productive and orderly
society," said Ann Smith, UIC director of community relations and
chair of the Unity Month committee. "Our actions today have a serious
impact on the future face of American society, which makes the discussion
on stereotypes and symbols a positive force in resolving these issue."