King’s hosts lecture by Lee Mun Wah

King’s hosts lecture by Lee Mun Wah

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

October 18, 2011 – Documentary filmmaker anddiversity expert Lee Mun Wah will screen his film “If These Halls Could Talk” and explore college students’ perspectives on race and racism during a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Snyder Room, located on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College.

Emphasizing cultural knowledge and expertise, Mun Wah’s interactive presentation will position people to consider what academic institutions need to do to create genuine multicultural communities.

An internationally renowned lecturer and master diversity and communications trainer, Mun Wah is a Chinese American community therapist, documentary filmmaker, special education educator, performing poet, Asian folkteller and author. He is also the Executive Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting.

Mun Wah’s documentaries on racial and cultural issues have won several international film festival awards. His films include “Stolen Ground,” “The Color of Fear,” and “The Color of Fear 2,” which won the Cindy International Film Festival's Silver Medal for Best Social Studies Award.

Mun Wah also directed and produced the film, “Last Chance for Eden,” a three-part documentary on sexism and racism. In 1995, Oprah Winfrey presented a one-hour special on his work and life, which was viewed by over 15 million viewers across the nation.

The program is sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium (NEPDEC), which provides educational programming and networking events to raise community awareness of complex diversity issues.

The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center is located between N. Franklin and N. Main streets. For further information on the events, contact Dr. Linda Trompetter, executive director of NEPDEC, at 814-4940 or e-mail linda@nepdec.org.

Diversity expert, documentary filmmaker Lee Mun Wah

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