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Symposium planned on combating injustice, Oct. 4

A symposium titled "Moral Moments: Making the Decision to Combat Injustice" is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The event is being sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Judaic Studies , in conjunction with Humanity In Action, an organization devoted to the study of past and current minority issues through annual educational programs. It is intended to mark the fifth anniversary of the group, which involves outstanding university students -- developing leaders -- from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States.

Humanity In Action focuses on three interrelated areas of historic and contemporary importance: examples of resistance to the Holocaust; development of international human rights institutions and doctrines through new standards, rules and procedures after World War II and the Holocaust; and current human rights and minority issues in Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and the United States.

The fifth anniversary celebration will begin on Thursday, Oct. 2, at Rockefeller University and continue on Friday, Oct. 3, at New York University.

The Princeton symposium will conclude the observance. Anne-Marie Slaughter , dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, will open the symposium. Other speakers will include Bo Lidegaard of the Danish Foreign Ministry; Ulrik Federspiel, Danish ambassador to the United States; and Jack DuVall, founding director of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

In conjunction with the event, a photography exhibition, "Resistance and Rescue: Denmark's Response to the Holocaust," by Judy Ellis Glickman will open on Thursday, Oct. 2, and run through Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Bernstein Gallery on the lower level of Robertson Hall.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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