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Speaker at UNI discusses affirmative action

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On Thursday, Sept. 11, author and public speaker Sheryll Cashin will visit the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) to discuss her new book.

"Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America," supports the idea that affirmative action does little to help disadvantaged people.

Cashin will discuss why she believes the way affirmative action is currently applied does little to help the discriminated and possible solutions to help the problem.

The lecture is scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the CME located above Maucker Union on UNI's campus.

There is a book signing immediately after her presentation at 5 p.m.

Cashin is a professor of law at Georgetown University and writes about race relations and inequality in America.

Before arriving at Georgetown, Cashin worked for the Clinton administration as an adviser on urban and economic policy.

The presentation is in conjunction with the CME Book Club, which will be discussing Cashin's book prior to the lecture in the CME.
This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Michael Blackwell, director of the Center for Multicultural Education, at 319-273-2250 or
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