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Film Addressing Multicultural Diversity on Campus to Premiere Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2017) — Through an Inclusive Excellence Program grant funded by University of Kentucky's Office for Institutional Diversity, the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) HIVE and the Media Depot collaborated to create a dynamic video addressing multicultural diversity on campus.

The film will premiere at an event beginning 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Hardymon Theater in the Davis Marksbury Building. Before the screening, there will be a brief welcome by College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh and an introduction by Sonja Feist-Price, vice president for institutional diversity.

Producers of the video hope it will help continue a positive dialogue of diversity on campus and what the campus community can do to create a more inclusive community. The video features President Eli Capilouto, Feist-Price, Student Government Association President Rowan Reid and several student organization leaders and faculty.

“This project was important because of the continued dialogue of inclusion that exists on campus today. We hope that this video will enlighten students on the issues of multicultural diversity and encourage them to embrace each other’s differences," said Eric Sanders, A&S HIVE digital media production manager.

The event is free and open to the public.