Sunday, October 10, 2010

Oct. 12: AU presents "Race, Roots and Relations"

Lecture: "Race, Roots and Relations: Native and African Americans"

The Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures at Aurora University will host anthropologist and author Terry Straus in "Race, Roots and Relations" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the center in Dunham Hall, 1400 Marseillaise Place in Aurora.

The public is invited. Admission is free. The program is part of the Schingoethe Center's 20th anniversary celebration.

Straus will discuss her latest book, "Race, Roots and Relations." She is a lecturer in the graduate division of the social sciences, anthropology of Native Americans, at the University of Chicago. Straus works with African-Native Americans in Chicago to help them preserve their heritage and determine their future.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free parking is available adjacent to Dunham Hall.

The museum opened in 1990 as a place to display some of the 6,000 artifacts donated by collectors Herb and Martha Schingoethe. The late Aurora couple also funded the construction of Dunham Hall and the museum on its lower level.

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