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25 Years of Intercultural Service
November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10


GIC 25 years

The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) was established in 1984 as one of the first centers on Penn’s campus. It was specifically designed to support students of color, and its goal was to bring students together across all communities at Penn in order to make all students feel welcome and included in the dialogues around diversity.

In 2009, the GIC celebrates 25 years of building intercultural communities at Penn. Their mission has expanded over the years, and they now work with many more campus centers, student groups, and faculty with similar goals.

To celebrate this milestone, the GIC is holding a symposium, Re-Imagining America: Dialogues on Change on November 5-6, in Claudia Cohen Hall. Highlights include:

November 5

5-8 p.m.–Opening Keynote Lecture; Stephen Black C’93, director of the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of Alabama and Marc Lamont Hill GR’05, associate professor of education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Cost: $15.

November 6

9:30-10:45 a.m.–Art and Change: The Cultural Aesthetics of Community Transformation.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.–Race, Class, and Invisibility: Communities Confronting Inequalities.

2-3:15 p.m.–Innovations in Education Reform: New Solutions for Philadelphia.

3:30-5 p.m.–Public Health Disparities: Local and National Communities.

To register, visit www.vpul.upenn.edu/gic/25th/index.php.


Almanac - November 3, 2009, Volume 56, No. 10