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September 12, 2001 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu



"Stereotypes 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.

Phillip Bowman, 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.


Sept. 12
5:30 p.m.

UIC School 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."

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