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UNH Manchester will offer a series of events this spring exploring diversity. Topics include diversity in gender, economics, and race. Admission is free. For more information, call (603) 641-4173 or visit www.manchester.unh.edu/events.

"About Trans Identities: Exploring Gender Diversity" will be offered on Tuesday, Jan.31, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the third floor auditorium. The lecture provides an introduction to transgender identities, including a discussion of terms, definitions, and personal stories. This is a safe space to ask questions and explore the concepts of sex and gender. The program is sponsored by the UNH Manchester communication arts program.
 
Presenter Mason Dunn, public speaker and activist, has been educating people about gender diversity and transgender identities since 2005. During that time, Mason has spoken to more than 3,000 students and professionals across the country.
 
Dunn is a recent recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and the UNH School of Law Public Interest Coalition Fellowship for his work concerning transgender identities. He is a past director for TransMentors International, and is currently working with the New Hampshire Coalition for Transgender Equality.
 
"Sin Pais" (Without Country), a film screening and discussion will be held Thursday, March 29 at 11 a.m. in the third floor auditorium. This powerful documentary attempts to get beyond the partisan politics and mainstream media's 'talking point' approach to immigration issues by exploring one family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation. Discussion will be moderated by Robert Macieski, associate professor of history.
 
The series will end with an Oxfam hunger banquet Tuesday, April 3 at 3 p.m. in rooms 354 and 356.
 
Our planet produces enough food to feed every women, man and child on earth. Yet one in seven people go to bed hungry every night not because there isn't enough food but because of deep imbalances in access to resources. Attend the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet and learn about how the institutions and systems in place around the world affect the availability and distribution of adequate and nutritional food.
 
The event will be led by Genevieve Cox, Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at UNH. Cosponsored by UNH Manchester's Sidore Lecture series, "Food for Thought."