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Annual OMA Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit Slated at Duquesne

Dr. George Yancy, noted author and Duquesne University professor of philosophy, will address racism as an obstacle to unity at the Office of Multicultural Affairs' seventh annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit on Friday, April 12, in the Power Center Ballroom. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

As part of the event, attendees, including students, faculty, staff and residents of the Pittsburgh community, are given the opportunity to hear the nation's leading thinkers speak about multicultural and social justice issues.

Yancy works primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies and philosophy of the Black experience. He is coordinator of the Critical Race Speakers Series and author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race, which received an honorable mention from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Yancy has edited 12 influential books, three of which received Choice Awards, and he was recently nominated for the Duquesne University Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship.

In addition, nine Duquesne University students will be recognized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs for their commitment to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion. 

Cost to attend the Unity Banquet is $50 per person and $10 for undergraduate students. Proceeds will help provide scholarship funds to Duquesne University students. Advance registration is required. Tickets may be purchased online. For more information, call 412.396.1117 or email oma@duq.edu.

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