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Winona State University will host “How is Racism Expressed in the Obama Era,” with Jawanza Kunjufu in celebration of Black History Month at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in East Hall of Kryzsko Commons.

Kunjufu has been a guest speaker at universities across the U.S. and a consultant at many urban school districts. He has authored 33 books, including national best sellers, and his work has been featured in Ebony Essence Magazine. He also has been a guest on BET and Oprah. He received his education from Morgan State University, Illinois State University and Union Graduate School.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the WSU KEAP Resource Center, Minnesota State-Southeast Technical and WSU Equity Theme Team.

The 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community, is about upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice. For WSU and its communities partnering around a university theme has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students, and community members to the engagement table. The year-long focus will enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Winona and Rochester communities to explore the intersections of identifies, cultures, and abilities.

For more information, contact Alex Hines at

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