Damali Ayo addresses improving community race relations

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KALAMAZOO--Author and artist Damali Ayo will present "You Can Fix Racism" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom at Western Michigan University.

Ayo's presentation will provide a fun, multi-media, interactive experience, presenting a 10-point program for improving relationships in any community. In her talks, she uses satire, humor and her award-winning art, and offers practical tools for change.

A reception with Ayo will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Oaklands, across the street from the Bernhard Center. The reception is also free, but reservations are required and may be made by writing to ashlee@kazoopeacecenter.org.

The event is open to the public free of charge and is sponsored by the Peace Center, a WMU registered student organization.

Born in Washington, D.C., Ayo received a bachelor's degree in public policy and American civilization from Brown University. She went on to earn an MFA in studio art from Portland State University.

Visit damaliayo.com for more about the speaker or contact ashlee@kazoopeacecenter.org with questions about the presentation at WMU.