News anchor Charles Pugh to speak about race, homosexuality and the media at UM-Dearborn Sept. 14

August 30, 2007

DEARBORN / Aug. 30, 2007---Charles Pugh, weekend news co-anchor on WJBK-TV and morning host on WJLB-FM, will discuss race, homosexuality and the media during ďA Conversation on RaceĒ from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the University Centerís Kochoff Hall, located off of the campusís Richard Drive.

Pugh will talk about how the media affects what is perceived in metropolitan Detroit, as well as homosexuality and how it differs depending on oneís race.

ďA Conversation on RaceĒ is an ongoing series held each semester to promote open, honest discussion about racial issues, featuring a guest speaker or presentation followed by large and small group discussion.

The event is sponsored by UM-Dearbornís Student Activities Office, the Womenís Resource Centerís S.A.F.E. program and New Detroit, a coalition of Detroit-area leaders who focus on the issue of race relations and economic and social equity.

For more information, contact Cory Anderson, UM-Dearborn student activities supervisor, at 313-593-5390.


The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakersí views.


CONTACT: Jennifer Sroka
PHONE: 313-593-5644
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn