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Oct. 4, 2002 -- No. 537

Race relations week to feature Rebecca Walker

The Campus Y's Students for the Advancement of Race Relations Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill begins Monday (Oct. 7) and runs through Friday (Oct. 11).

Keynote speaker is Rebecca Walker, an activist, writer and entrepreneur. Her most recent work is "Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self," a memoir of her life growing up as the biracial child of Alice Walker and civil rights activist Mel Levinthal. Her appearance is Monday at 7 p.m. in 111 Carroll Hall on the UNC campus.

Rebecca Walker graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1992, soon after founded a national non-profit organization dedicated to young womenís leadership and activism called Third Wave Direct Action Corporation. For her many examples of service, she has received the Feminist of the Year award from the Fund for the Feminist Majority, the Paz Y Justicia award from the Vanguard Foundation, and the Champion of Choice award from the California Abortion Rights Action League.

More about the Walker event is at:http://campus-y.unc.edu/committees/sarr/rrweek02/rebeccawalker.html

The weeklong schedule is detailed at this link: http://campus-y.unc.edu/committees/sarr/rrweek02/

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