I-House Wins 9/11 Grant From ChevronTexaco

International House has received a significant grant from ChevronTexaco to support an essay competition culminating in a published handbook of essays that address encountering and overcoming bias, bigotry, and racism. The award is one of many made by ChevronTexaco from funds collected following 9/11 and dedicated to supporting programs that deter discrimination. The essay contest will invite I-House residents and alumni to contribute submissions with ten winning essayists to receive cash prizes of $1,000. The essay competition will be open to current and former International House Berkeley residents as well as current non-resident members from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Official guidelines and applications for entering the essay contest will be available in the Program Office in fall, 2004. The winning essays will be edited and shaped by best selling author and I-House alumna, Firoozeh Dumas, who is the author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America.

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