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'Unity' variety show honors Black History Month

February 08, 2011 12:00AM

In recognition of Black History Month, the Office of Student Diversity at Pittsburg State University will host a "Unity Variety Show" at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Overman Student Center on the PSU campus. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

Organizers say the show is designed to be a "spirited, fun educational celebration of Black American culture." It will include music, poetry and drama, as well as a keynote address by Dr. Pauline Harris, human rights coordinator for the Tulsa Public Schools.

In her role with the Tulsa Public Schools, Harris oversees the district's non-discrimination policies. Harris develops, delivers and assesses curriculum on respect for diversity, sexual harassment and civil rights labor laws. A former coordinator for diversity education at Oklahoma State University, Harris is an adjunct instructor at Tulsa Community College, where she teaches African American history and other history courses.

Harris' past professional experience includes more than 10 years of corporate human resource and executive coaching experience.

In addition to the Office of Student Diversity, the Unity Variety Show is sponsored by the 2011 Black History Month planning committee with representatives from the Tilford Group, PSU International Programs, the Black Student Association and the Carver League.

For information, call the Office of Student Diversity at 620-235-4077.

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