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Raise the Roof, Unity Event

May Means an Evening Event at the Heart of the UCR Campus

An event celebrates diversity for students and the rest of the campus community

(May 27, 2010)

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A poster advertises the "Raise the Roof" unity event at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- UC Riverside will host a Unity in R' Community Celebration showcasing the cultures and talents of UCR students from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 27 in Highlander Plaza. It is completely student-organized, with resources provided by the student resource centers on campus. It is free and open to the public.

Raise the Roof: Many Voices, One Heart Beat

A Unity in R’ Community Celebration Emcees offer dedications of support to victims of bias attacks and injustice in our communities. Participants raise money for a water pump and other basic supplies for a community in need, via UNICEF. A night of solidarity, cultural awareness, peace, and charity through dance, music, song, spoken word and theatrical performances. Your voice is welcomed, your heartbeat essential.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific Student Programs, African Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs, Native American Student Programs, LGBT Resource Center, Women's Resource Center, the Well, Services for Students with Disabilities, Common Ground Coalition, and UNICEF. For more information: 951.827.5496 • email:
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An image from the facebook events page advertises the event

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Students visit various booths during "Raise the Roof" 2009.

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Taiko drummers perform at "Raise the Roof" 2009.



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