Cultural Conversations
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
at 4:00 PM
Tomson 308
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Lynn Stenstrom


Conversation Topic: Multiracial/Multiethnic Identity

On October 30, 1997, the Federal Office of Management and Budget officially posted the revisions to OMB Directive 15 finally granting U.S. citizens the option to indicate more than one race/ethnicity in the approaching 2000 Census.

What did it mean for the many individuals who were finally able to acknowledge their multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural heritage? Sometimes this consideration is a lot more complicated than simply checking boxes on a census form. Family and even peer groups can place cultural expectations on us as we try and navigate our identity. This conversation will invite considerations of what it means to come from multiple backgrounds.

All Cultural Conversations are open to students only and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. This conversation is facilitated by Professor Maria Kelly of the Education Department. Please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs if you have questions at 507-786-3060.

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