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Takaki to speak November 8

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 11 - November 2, 1995

Ronald Takaki, a leading spokesman for multicultural education, will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Squires Colonial Hall.

Takaki will speak on his widely acclaimed book, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. The book, which consists of the country's various immigrant histories, was praised by Publishers Weekly as "likely to become a classic of multicultural studies."

Takaki's mission is to demonstrate that multiculturalism is not only an unquestionably accurate assessment of social reality, but also an intellectually stimulating approach to an array of academic disciplines.

The grandson of Japanese plantation laborers in Hawaii, Takaki is a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He was instrumental in establishing the American Cultures requirement for graduation at Berkeley and has received that campus' Distinguished Teaching Award. He has lectured throughout Russia, Europe, and Asia on ethnicity and racial conflicts.

The program is sponsored jointly by the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, the Provost's Office, and the Asian American Student Union.

For additional information, call the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office at 1-7500 or 1-7518.