MSU College of Law News

NAACP LEADER TO HEADLINE DCL/MSU DIVERSITY WEEK ACTIVITIES

2-8-99

Media contact:
Quiana Atkins,
DCL/MSU,
(517) 372-5509,
or
Kristan Tetens,
Media Communications,
(517) 355-2281

 

East Lansing, Michigan. -- The Student Bar Association of the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University will celebrate Diversity Week 1999 with a variety of campus events beginning Feb. 8, including a presentation by Julian Bond, longtime civil rights activist and chairman of the board of directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Bond will speak on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Eli Broad College of Business auditorium. He is currently a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American University in Washington, DC, and a professor at the University of Virginia. [Note to media: a biography of Bond is attached. For interview availability, call Kristan Tetens at (517) 355-2281.]

"The purpose of Diversity Week is to educate ourselves about different cultures and to encourage discussion," said Quiana Atkins, DCL/MSU student and co-chairperson of Diversity Week. "We are especially pleased that Dr. Bond has agreed to join us. His lifetime of commitment to social justice makes him an outstanding role model for today's students."

All events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 8

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Thursday, Feb. 11

Friday, Feb. 12

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