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University of North Texas to
host annual equity conference
Actors B.D. Wong, Yolarida King to speak at 'The Power of Inclusion';
event will explore how to strive for change while celebrating diversity
By Tammye Nash Staff Writer
Actor and author B.D. Wong and actress
and civil rights activist Yolanda King will be
two of the featured speakers at the 9th Annual
Equity and Diversity Conference Feb. 22-24
at the University of North Texas in Denton.
Registrations for the conference, presented
by the university's Division of Equity and
Diversity, are already being accepted. The
theme this year is "The Power of Inclusion,"
according to Dan Emenheiser, director of
The conference is intended to explore the
passions of those who strive for peace and
positive change while celebrating diversity
and unity, Emenheiser said. Conference pre-
sentations will emphasize the importance of
higher education and the need to strive for
leadership positions in colleges and universi-
ties as well as the community and the work-
place, he said.
Wong begins the conference with a lecture
on "Change, Hope and Equality for Asian-
Americans," addressing issues including
racial self image, race-based rejection, Asian-
American parental pressure and the "model
Wong will also present the first general ses^
sion of the conference, "All the World's a
Stage: From Exclusion to Inclusion."
King will close the conference with a pres-
entation based on her 2004 book, "Open My
Eyes, Open My Soul: Discovering the Power
of Diversity." The presentation, like the book,
will focus on the importance of embracing
diversity and a common humanity.
Admission to Wong's opening lecture is
free. Tickets are required to attend King's
B. D. Wong
Wong plays foren-
sic psychiatrist Dr.
George Huang on
NBC's "Law and
Order: SVU." He
starred on Broadway
in "M. Butterfly," a
role that earned him
five awards, including
the Tony Award. He
also wrote a book
about being a gay
man raising a son.
King is the oldest daughter of Coretta Scott
King and the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
She has spoken at numerous religious and
civic events, in presentations for many
Fortune 500 companies, at educational and
professional conferences and at colleges and
universities across the country. She has por-
trayed Rosa Parks in the NBC-TV movie
"King," Dr. Betty Shabazz in the film "Death
of a Prophet," and Medgar Evers' daughter
Reena in "Ghosts of Mississippi." Her most
recent theatrical appearance was in
"Achieving the Dream," in which she plays
several characters in the civil rights move-
May Dunlap Snead, director of Technical
Services and Training Programs at the South
Carolina Human Affairs Commission, pres-
ents a two-day pre-conference workshop on
Feb. 23-24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For tickets to Kings presentation or to reg-
ister for the concerence, call 940-565-3805 or
\isit •www.imt.edu/edo/c"wp$c.htm to register
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