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Community leader to discuss U.N. racism conference, Oct. 1

Princeton area community leader will present her views on the recent United Nations World Conference Against Racism on Monday, Oct. 1.

Darlene McKnight, a member and the former chair of the Coalition for Peace Action Steering Committee, will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Her address is titled "The Durban Conference on Racism: The View from New Jersey."

McKnight will offer a first-hand account of the conference, which took place Aug. 31-Sept. 7 in Durban, South Africa, from the perspective of a New Jersey citizen, community leader and activist. She attended the conference under the banner of the International Citizens Diplomacy Committee of the Coalition for Peace Action.

McKnight is known locally for her work on civil and human rights. In May 1999, she took part in the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference as part of the Coalition for Peace Action delegation. She has served on many civil rights task forces and presently devotes her energies to the statewide Coalition for Justice, endeavoring to end racial profiling in New Jersey.

The Coalition for Peace Action supports local and international work against racism, and its primary goals are nuclear disarmament, ending weapons trafficking and reducing military spending.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Office of External Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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