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Contacts: Erin Richard
Carmen Ramos Chandler
(818) 677-2130

CSUN to Host “Day of Diversity”

(NORTHRIDGE, Calif., March 29, 2006) — “Diversity Through the Lens of Ability” is the theme of this year’s annual “Day of Diversity,” to be held Thursday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cal State Northridge.

“The event seeks to create dialogue about a particular issue of diversity,” said Kiren Dosanjh Zucker, chair of CSUN’s University Educational Equity Committee. “The goal of this year’s event is to raise awareness of the unique experience of individuals with disabilities, with a focus on these individuals’ talents, abilities and contribution to our community.”

The free event is open to the community and will be held in the University Student Union’s Grand Salon, located on the east side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge.

Scheduled guest speakers include actors Tyrone Giordano of “The Family Stone” and Shoshannah Stern of HBO’s “Weed.”

Professor Carrie Saetermoe and students will present work done in Guatemala with disabled individuals and their families.

Live entertainment will be provided by the Taiko Drummers and the Martin Dancers, a modern dance company performing Brazilian, Creole and African dance.

For further information, contact Dosanjh Zucker at (818) 677-2408.

California State University, Northridge has 33,000 full- and part-time students and offers 63 bachelor’s and 48 master’s degrees as well as 28 education credential programs. Founded in 1958, CSUN is among the largest single-campus universities in the nation and the only four-year public university in the San Fernando Valley. The university serves as the intellectual, economic and cultural heart of the Valley and beyond.

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