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Public Forum: "A Nonviolent Response to Genocide"
Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 7:00pm

Location:
Portland State University
Hoffman Hall (SW 12th and Mill)

"I hope to represent the many voices that have been forever silenced by oppression, intolerance, and genocide and to contribute to the local, national, and world efforts to build a society that includes and values every person regardless of cultural background." - Elavie Ndura

Elavie Ndura is a Hutu from Burundi, a Fulbright scholar, a world-renowned speaker, and professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Nevada at Reno. She, her family, her community, and her nation have experienced colonialism, exploitation and genocide. Ndura specializes in cultural identity development, immigrants' acculturation, and peaceful conflict resolution, among others. Her call is for teaching tolerance and multiculturalism, reconciliation and nonviolence.

Ndura will speak at Hoffman Hall, following a 5 p.m. reception at the Native American Center on the Portland State University campus. Her remarks will be followed by commentary from a small panel of distinguished respondents and questions from the audience.

Sponsored by:
ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN STUDENTS AT PSU
BLACK CULTURAL AFFAIRS BOARD AT PSU
PSU MULTICULTURAL CENTER
PSU STUDENTS UNITED FOR NONVIOLENCE (SUN)