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PBS series on 'Illusion of Race' repeats beginning Monday

March 31, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The three-part PBS television series, "Race--The Power of an Illusion," will repeat with three evening screenings at Western Michigan University beginning Monday, April 5.

All three episodes of the PBS series will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Walker Institute for Race and Ethnic Relations in Welborn Hall. The screenings are free and opening to the public, and those attending are welcome to remain for a 30-minute discussion period following each one-hour episode.

The first episode, "The Differences Between Us," will be shown Monday, April 5; the second part, "The Story We Tell," will be shown Wednesday, April 7, and the final installment, "The House We Live In," will be shown Thursday, April 8.

"Race--The Power of an Illusion" includes interviews with Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr., who will lecture of "The Illusion of Race" Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7, for the fifth annual "Respecting Differences" lecture series in Kalamazoo.

The three-part program was also shown as a lunchtime series at the Walker Institute beginning Monday, March 29. The final noon series installment is April 5.

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For more information, contact Felicia Crawford in WMU human resources at 269 387-3635 or <felicia.crawford@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Gail Towns, 269 387-8400, gail.towns@wmich.edu


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