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    March 20, 2004
    Contact: Byron La Goy, (707) 664-2409


"Invisible Indentities" is Focus of Special Conference at SSU, March 20

Sonoma State University in conjunction with the National Association for Multicultural Education will host "Invisible Identities: Exploring Inequities in Our Classrooms, Our Communities, and Ourselves," a conference focusing on issues of race, media, and education on Saturday, March 20.

The conference includes interactive workshops, open mic performances and music aiming to explore the issues of oppressed voices and invisible individuality in classrooms and the community.

Interactive workshops will be held in both the morning and afternoon, covering such topics as "Student Voices," "Service Learning" and "Seeing Whiteness."

Events will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m., with registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in the University Commons. There is no charge for this event, but donations will be accepted.

On Friday, March 19, the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma hosts "Voices, Vibes and Conversation" a special concert of multicultural artists, poetry and inspired music which is also part of the "Invisible Identities" weekend.

Bamuthi Marc Joseph, Copper Wimmin, and the Babatunde Lea Quartet are scheduled to appear among artists and poets. Admission is based on a sliding scale from $5 to $10.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Phoenix Theater on Washington Street in Petaluma. For more information please call Byron La Goy, (707) 664-2409 or visit



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