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June 26, 2014

Library to host 'Understanding Race in 21st Century' workshop

Ada — The Ada Public Library will provide a workshop on "Understanding Race in the 21st Century" from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, July 18. Lunch will be provided. 

Contributing to the workshop are three dynamic professionals:  Dr. Dorothy Marotte, Dr. Tom F. Shadid and Dr. Paul Lehman. 

The workshop will provide a unique experience for participants to become better informed, enlightened and challenged relative to concepts of race and humanity — how people see, talk and behave in a multicultural society. 

The workshop will focus on ethnicity and ethnic groups. 

It is a workshop for religious leaders, educators, public service employees and others who have an interest in this important topic. 

No advance preparation is needed to attend the workshop. 

For additional information or to sign up for the workshop, contact Jennifer Greenstreet at 580-436-8121.

The workshop is a concentrated study designed to empower the participants in continuing their understanding and appreciation of the human family. 

Marotte is a busy retiree after 35 years as a teacher. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Houston and her Ph.D. in developmental adapted physical education (now called kinesiology) from George Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. 

Shadid retired as a psychologist in October, 2013. 

He has had a variety of professional experiences in mental health settings since 1975. 

Lehman, who earned a Ph.D. from Lehigh University, 1976, is a university professor emeritus, and former dean of the graduate college at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma. 

He also worked as a television journalist and weekend anchor for a CBS affiliate news station in Oklahoma City.

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