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Friday, April 18, 2014

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Day focused on eliminating racism, April 29

The University will join with the YWCAs of Princeton and Trenton to observe the National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 29, at the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.

Activities will include breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by: a poetry reading by Cecelia B. Hodges, well-known professor, actor, producer and writer; a presentation of awards to Trenton High School essay contest winners; musical selections from Trenton children's singing groups; a panel discussion on "Civil Rights-Civil Transformation: What Can We Do?"; and an official signing of the Birmingham Pledge by those who feel strongly about the negative impact of racism and want to make a difference.

The National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism was organized in 1992 as a response to the Rodney King beating and trial; today, more than 10 years after the YWCA first recognized this day, local chapters are continuing to dialogue about issues dealing with race.

The event is co-sponsored at Princeton by the Fields Center, the Pace Center and the Women's Center.

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