UBCO campus rules out racism

Events focusing on racial discrimination are planned for Rule Out Racism week, March 14 to 18, at UBC Okanagan.

Events focusing on racial discrimination are planned for Rule Out Racism week, March 14 to 18, at UBC Okanagan.

Highlights include a film screening of One Big Hapa Family by Kelowna native Jeff Chiba Stearns, a multi-award winning animation and documentary filmmaker.

In the film, Stearns embarks on a journey of self-discovery to find out why everyone in his Japanese-Canadian family married inter-racially after his grandparents’ generation.

The film screening takes place Tuesday, March 15, 5 p.m. in the University Centre UNC Theatre.

It is free and open to the public.

At the Eat Your Words event on Wednesday (2 to 3 p.m. in the campus courtyard), students will decorate cookies with hurtful words or words they would like to exclude from their everyday language.

For more information visit www.ubc.ca/okanagan/students/campuslife/rorweek.html.

 

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