BTC plans Diversity Week programs Nov. 11-14

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

JANESVILLE-Blackhawk Technical College will host its annual Diversity Week programs Monday through Thursday, Nov. 11-14, in the Triangle Room on campus, 6004 S. County G.

Programs include:

-- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11-Brian King, a licensed clinical social worker and writer, will address new ways of dealing with autism as he wrote about in "Let's Relate: Strategies for Building Meaningful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum."

-- 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12-Susan O'Halloran, author of "More Alike Than Not: Stories of Three Americans-Catholic, Jewish and Muslim," will discuss issues relating to religious tolerance.

-- 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13-Andre Koen, the one-time cultural diversity officer for Anoka County, Minn., who now operates his own diversity consulting firm, will examine bias, stereotypes and prejudices. The session will involve how to take responsibility in promoting justice and thinking critically about racial issues.

-- 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14-Paul Gorski, a professor at George Mason University in Virginia with scholarly focus on anti-poverty activism and education, will address how to turn simple awareness of a problem into social activism.

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