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MARK YOUR CALENDARSPicture of Lee Mun Wah

You are invited by President William Perry and the Office of Civil Rights & Diversity/Title IX

Monday, August 26 - Two separate workshops are open to you.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Creating Community in a Diverse Environment
University Ballroom, MLK Union

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - A Cross Race and Gender Conversation
University Ballroom, MLK Union


Lee Mun Wah is a renowned documentary filmmaker, author, poet, folkteller, educator, community therapist, and master diversity trainer. After years an educator in California, he is now the Executive Director of Stirfry Seminars & Consulting--a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on issues pertaining to cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques. Thousands of people from government and social service agencies, corporations, and educational institutions have taken Lee Mun Wah's workshops and partnered on their diversity initiatives.

His first film, Stolen Ground, about the experience of Asian Americans, won honorable mention at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and his most famous film about racism, The Color of Fear, won the Gold Medal for Best Social Studies Documentary. Part Two of this film, Walking Each Other Home, won the Cindy Competition Silver Medal for Social Science. Oprah Winfrey did a one-hour special on Lee Mun Wah's life and work that was seen by over 15 million viewers internationally. In 2005, Lee Mun Wah directed and produced the film, Last Chance for Eden, a three-part documentary on sexism and racism. His newest book, Let's Get Real-What People of Color Can't Say & Whites Won't Ask, was released in 2011. In 2013, he will be releasing his latest film, If These Halls Could Talk, a documentary that focuses on college students and their perspectives about race and racism.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHT & DIVERSITY AT 217-581-5020 WITH QUESTIONS.

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Additional Programs & Events

  • Carol Specht Award - The Carol Specht Memorial Scholarship is awarded each Fall to an undergraduate female student at Eastern Illinois University who is the single parent of at least one child living in her home, and is majoring in the helping disciplines with an emphasis placed on academic achievement.


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