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RACE Exhibit group to meet Tuesday to plan events

Feb. 13, 2009

KALAMAZOO--A local group representing more than 40 area organizations will meet from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Western Michigan University to discuss events leading up to the opening in fall 2010 of a national interactive exhibit on race relations.

The Kalamazoo RACE Exhibit Initiative's winter Community Leadership Board meeting will be held in the Multicultural Center of Trimpe Hall. The meeting is free and open to members of the public who would like to be involved in the initiative. Light refreshments will be served.

The group is planning events during 2009 and 2010 ahead of the opening of the public education project "RACE: Are We So Different?" at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum from Sept. 25, 2010 through the end of that year. WMU, KVCC and other organizations envision wide-ranging programming on campus, at the museum and in the community, to include speakers, panel discussions, performances and art exhibits that will attract a diverse public.

For more information, contact Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, RACE Community Coordinator, at (313) 377-2857 or zarinh@niyah.net.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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