The Multicultural Issues Impacting Community Speaker Series Welcomes Ronald Takaki

The nation�s foremost spokesperson for multicultural education, who will share
America in a Different Mirror: A History for the 21st Century

Tuesday, October 28, 2008                               

Pepperdine University
Graduate School of Education and Psychology

6100 Center Drive,
2nd floor � room 203
Los Angeles, CA 90045

As a historian of multicultural America, Takaki notes the 21st century will witness a tremendous expansion of racial and ethnic diversity.

  • How and why did our nation come to be so ethnically and racially diverse?
  • How can we incorporate the teaching of diversity into the curriculum for the coming century?

Please join us for this special look at our nation's history through a "different mirror," and partake in creating a community of a larger scope.

Seating is limited, RSVP online, call (310) 568-2344 or email

Ronald Takaki has been a lightning rod for the study of America�s racial and ethnic diversity. He is a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of:

  • Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th Century America, which has been critically acclaimed.
  • Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, which has been selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best 100 non-fiction books of the 20th century.
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, which is read on college campuses across the country and has more than half a million copies in print.

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology�s Diversity Council was formed, in part, to promote discourse. The council is comprised of faculty, staff and students who meet monthly at the West Los Angeles Campus.

In conjunction with the council meetings, a speaker series titled: Multicultural Issues Impacting Community was developed to host speakers who represent diverse backgrounds and views relating to education and mental health. These bi-annual events build partnerships with our community and assist in our students� journey towards multicultural proficiency.


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