Bahai News - Baha'i meetings to begin with racial talk

Baha'i meetings to begin with racial talk

The Baha'i Community of Greater Tucson and Southern Arizona will begin a series of meetings today on children's education and increasing tolerance in our community.

The first meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Pima County Medical Society Auditorium, 5199 E. Farness Drive. The topic is "Racism and the Dynamics of Prejudice."

Guest speakers include Clarence Boykins, president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Carolyn Classen, interim director of the Domestic Violence Commission; Robert Villaseor, assistant chief of police; and Dennis Best, director of the Wellness Health Center.

Topics for meetings March 10 and April 7 will include "Men and Women: A Quest for Harmony" and "Education: The Family the Key," respectively.

Scholarships available

The Educational Enrichment Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from Tucson Unified School District high school seniors or 2000-01 school-year graduates.

Applicants must be planning to attend a college, university or trade/vocational school for which they meet the entry-level requirements. The $1,000 scholarships are for students who have demonstrated the desire and skill to succeed personally and academically.

The organization is looking for applicants who have overcome adversity in their lives.

Applications are available at TUSD high school counselors' offices. The deadline is March 19. For more information, call the Educational Enrichment Foundation office at 325-8688.

KUAT gets honor for series

KUAT-TV, Channel 6, has been named the recipient of a national award for "The Desert Speaks."

At the 2000 National Education and Telecommunications Association Awards ceremony Jan. 12 in Savannah, Ga., the program was named first- place winner in the documentary-series category. "The Desert Speaks" is an Emmy award-winning nature series that offers viewers a provocative look at the Sonoran Desert region.

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