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Miss America to speak on anti-harassment policies in schools, Feb. 12

America 2003, Erika Harold, will discuss her work on anti-harassment policies in schools at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in McCosh 50.

The event, sponsored by the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office, is open to those with a valid University ID or to invited guests whose names will be held at the door.

Harold, who is from Illinois, has adopted a platform titled "Empowering Youth Against Violence: Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself." In ninth grade, she was the victim of racial and sexual harassment which eventually resulted in her transferring to a different high school.

As Miss America, Harold has issued a national call to action, "challenging every segment of American society to take a proactive, comprehensive approach to eradicating this culture of degradation and indifference."

Harold has been accepted at Harvard Law School and plans to pursue a career in public interest law and public policy.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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