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Diversity Conference slated for December 3

11/15/2010 —

The Northeast Regional Diversity Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, December 3 in Room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley. This event encourages students, faculty, and staff from the central and eastern Penn State campuses, including Mont Alto, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington-Scranton, Schuylkill, Lehigh Valley, and Berks, to come together to discuss diversity, unity, respect, and acceptance. The conference will feature interactive activities, breakout sessions, special guest, Tom Donohue, founder of Who’s Positive, and a theatrical performance by Metamorphosis Performing Company.

Tom Donohue created Who’s Positive after he found out he was HIV positive in October 2003. He stood up and spoke unexpectedly at a World AIDS Day event at Penn State University, where he was a student. Tired of keeping his secret, he wanted to reach out to his peers and bring HIV to the forefront.

The Metamorphosis Performing Company will present “Strange Like Me,” an interactive performance that brings race, diversity, equality, and acceptance to center stage. Metamorphosis creates interactive theater and illustrates and communicates concepts and shows how to resolve conflict. The interactive format for their programs allows the audience to gain perspective about the complexities of communication through observation, questioning the characters, and discussion with the moderator.


For more information, please contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or email aag18@psu.edu.

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