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PBS series parallels Graves lectures on 'Illusion of Race'

March 29, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The three-part PBS television series, "Race--The Power of an Illusion," is being presented in three lunchtime screenings at Western Michigan University beginning today.

All three episodes of the PBS series will be shown from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Lewis Walker Institute for Race and Ethnic Relations in Welborn Hall. The screenings are free and opening to the public, and those attending are welcome to bring their lunches. A 30-minute discussion period will follow each one-hour episode.

The first episode, "The Differences Between Us," will be shown today (March 29); the second part, "The Story We Tell," will be shown Wednesday, March 31, and the final installment, "The House We Live In," will be shown Monday, April 5.

"Race--The Power of an Illusion" includes interviews with Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr., who will lecture of "The Illusion of Race" Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7, for the fifth annual "Respecting Differences" lecture series in Kalamazoo.

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For more information, contact Felicia Crawford in WMU human resources at 269 387-3635 or <felicia.crawford@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Gail Towns, 269 387-8400, gail.towns@wmich.edu

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