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Program on the Negro Leagues baseball era part of diversity celebration at Appalachian

By Susan King, Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance

BOONE—Derrick C. Jones, a 1979 graduate of Appalachian State University, will return April 12-18 for a residency featuring lectures and presentations on the Negro Leagues baseball era for audiences on campus, at public schools and in the community.

Lecture on ‘Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World’ presented March 26

BOONE—Author, activist and journalism professor Robert Jensen will speak on “Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World” Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom at Appalachian State University.

Talk on combating anti-Semitism in Europe presented March 25

BOONE—Rabbi Andrew Baker will speak on “Combating Anti-Semitism in a Changing Europe: Confronting Old Demons and New Threats” March 25 at 7 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 114 at Appalachian State University. His talk is sponsored by the university’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies as part of its Spring Semester Forum Speaker series. The public is invited to attend.

Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament held April 12

BOONE—The 9th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, April 12, at the Watauga High School turf fields. The event is a collaboration between Appalachian State University and Watauga High School to celebrate the community’s cultural diversity. The tournament also is part of the annual Diversity Celebration held at Appalachian. Admission is free.

‘Guyland’ author Michael Kimmel lectures at Appalachian April 14

BOONE—Dr. Michael Kimmel will present the lecture “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” Tuesday, April 14, at Appalachian State University.

Civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry speaks March 23 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Mary Frances Berry will present “Whatever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?” Monday, March 23, as part of the 2014-15 Forum Series at Appalachian State University. The series theme is “The Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Is There Justice for All Now?”

Autism camp offered April 17-19, registration ends April 1

BOONE—Crinkleroot Retreat, a free day camp to be held April 17-19, is recruiting campers ages 8 – 14 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The retreat will be held in Valle Crucis at the Broadstone facility and is staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.

Global Film Series: ‘Two Million Minutes,’ ‘City of God’ and ‘Aquí y Allá’

BOONE—The Global Films Series will show three films as part of its spring series beginning March 25 at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.

Programs on reproductive justice presented at Appalachian

BOONE—A series of events with the common theme of reproductive justice will be presented in March and April as part of Women’s History Month at Appalachian State University.

The programs are sponsored by the university’s Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies Program. All events are free and open to the public.