Stand Against Racism April 25 on campus

April 11, 2014  |  

ordinary heroStand Against Racism, featuring a screening of the movie “An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland,” will be at 8:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, in Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event is to being held to help raise awareness that racism still exists in the community and that it can no longer be tolerated.

Major sponsors include Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, Youngstown City Schools, YSU’s Bitonte College of Health and Human Services, the James & Coralie Centofanti Center for the Health & Welfare of Vulnerable Population and the YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs.

To register and show support as a Participating Organization in the campaign to eliminate racism, visit http://www.standagainstracism.net/registration.php For more information, contact Varada Bhide at 330-746-6361 or vbhide@ywcaofyoungstown.org.

The screening of the movie will be followed by a discussion with Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. Mulholland was raised in a southern, religious home by parents who were segregationists. She became involved in non-violent protests of the Civil Rights movement during college. She was the first white student to enroll and attend Tougaloo College, helped plan and attended the March on Washington in 1963 and worked alongside Medgar Evers and others during her time in Tougaloo. For more information, visit http://anordinaryhero.com/#intro.

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