For Immediate Release – Lawton, OK, March 31, 2004 April 8 coffeehouse at Cameron University to address issues of sexism, racism in society Sexism and racism in culture and society will be the focus of an April 8 coffeehouse at Cameron University. The forum, sponsored by the CU Department of Art, begins at 6 p.m. in the Cameron Art Gallery, located in the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex in the 300 block of University Drive in Lawton. The forum will feature a panel comprised of history professor Dr. Suzanne Crawford, CU academic research director Debbie Crossland, associate education professors Dr. Isolete De Almeida and Dr. Ramona Hall, associate music professor Dr. Hyunsoon Whang and CU alumna Judy Garrett. Cameron senior art major Donna Moore-LeMaster will moderate. The discussion is a precursor to a performance by Guerrilla Girls, a New York-based activist group of women artists, at 7 p.m. April 16 in the University Theatre. The group has led an 18-year campaign against sexism and racism in politics, the visual and performing arts, film and culture at large. To focus attention on their controversial messages and not on themselves, the women perform in gorilla masks to remain anonymous. The Guerrilla Girls appearance is sponsored by the CU Art Guild and the art department, with major funding from the Leslie Powell Foundation and the Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Committee. (over) sexism & racism, ADD ONE The coffeehouse and the Guerrilla Girls performance are free and open to the public. Additional information on the coffeehouse is available from CU art department chair Edna McMillan at 580/581-2450. To find out more about the Guerrilla Girls, visit www.guerrillagirls.com on the Internet. – 30 – PR#04-077 Editors and Broadcasters: For details, contact CU Government & Community Relations at 580.581.2211.