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Jane Elliott : The Anatomy of Prejudice

Date: February 16, 2004 PST Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors.

Over 30 years ago, in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling, “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise. This now famous exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott’s work, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it.

Free and open to the general public.

Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

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