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MEDIA CONTACT : Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu 


FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of March 28, 2011


BOCA RATON, FL (March 28, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

FAU to Host ‘Tony’ Screening to Raise Awareness about Ugandan Violence


The movie will be shown on Friday, April 1, at 6 p.m. in FAU’s College of Business, Room 120, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Gatens, Ph.D., at 561-297-2929 or rgatens@fau.edu.


“Tony” documents the life of a young Ugandan man and follows the past eight years of his life, which have been marked by violence from terrorist groups like the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Invisible Children, a media-based, non-profit organization dedicated to ending Africa’s longest-running war, will be screening the movie to raise awareness about children who are abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in the LRA, a rebel group currently terrorizing central east Africa.  The event is sponsored by Florida Atlantic University’s International Student & Scholar Services, the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education and the Be Aware, Share and Act for Peace student organization on behalf of Holocaust Awareness Month.

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FAU’s Peace Studies Program Presents Author Slavenka Drakulic with the Lecture, ‘A Few Easy Steps toward Reconciliation in the Balkans’


The lecture takes place on Monday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road Boca Raton campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Noemi Marin, Ph.D, at 561-297-2623 or nmarin@fau.edu.


Slavenka Drakulic was born in Croatia in 1949.  Her nonfiction books include How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed, a feminist critique of Communism that brought her to the attention of the public in the West; The Balkan Express: Fragments from the Other Side of the War, a personal eyewitness account of the war in her homeland; as well as Café Europa: Life After Communism and They Never Would Hurt a Fly.

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FAU’s Wilkes Honors College Symposium Presents Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Author, Activist, Prisoner of Conscience, to Speak on ‘The Education of a Writer’



The lecture takes place on Friday April 15, at 1 p.m. in the Administration (AD) Auditorium 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. The lecture is free and open to the public.  For reservations, call 561-799-8646 or email hcadmissions@fau.edu.


Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine, was born and raised in Kenya. He is a novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist, editor, academic and social activist. Ngũgĩ’s presentation, part of the Robert Lee and Thomas M. Chastain Symposium Lecture Series, is held in conjunction with the Wilkes Honors College’s 9th Annual Symposium for Research and Creative Projects. The symposium will include student presentations from 9 – 11:30 a.m. in the Honors College (HC) and AD Buildings.  Poster sessions and an art show will also be held in the HC Building from 2 – 4 p.m.


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