Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Faces of America" at IUPUI

"Faces of America" will be presented at 7 p.m. 27 August in the Madam Walker Theater, Indianapolis. Written entirely from interviews and workshops held across the country, it has been described as the first truly multicultural portrayal of Americans ever created.

It tells the stories of:

* a "Happa" (Japanese-Hungarian) who begins to understand her heritage through her grandfather's story of immigration and subsequent internment in the Japanese American war camps
* a young Latino seeks to challenge the stereotypes of coming from the barrio
* an East Indian American woman whose hope of living in a caste-free society is shattered by an on-campus hate crime
* an African-American man discusses the corollation of racism and socio-economics
* a young liberal white male fights against his father's bigotry and the notion of racism being a white disease
* a Filipina-American doctor learns the impact of patience and religious faith
* "Fuzzy", a mixed-blood, lesbian American whose revolutionary ideas will change the way you think and feel forever!

For more information contact Campus & Community Life, 317:274-3931. It's one of the "Weeks of Welcome" activities for students returning to classes at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

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