September 25, 2012


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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University and the Community Alliance for Respect and Equality (CARE) will join forces for the 14th annual Stop the Hate Unity Rally on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Campus participants organized by the Social Justice Residential College program will gather downhill of the Elaine Langone Center at 6 p.m., and will walk to Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg to meet community members for the Stop the Hate Unity Rally, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

The rally will include remarks by members of Lewisburg and Bucknell community, and spoken word and musical performances by Bucknell students. The program will conclude with participants surrounding the park with candles. In the event of rain, the rally will take place in the Olin Science Building, Room 268, on the Bucknell campus.

Stop the Hate is part of a national effort calling for people of faith and good will to act nonviolently as agents of healing in their communities, to speak up for the victims of hatred and intimidation, and to raise a united voice against hate-inspired violence. The national rallies began the year after the hate crimes and killings of James Byrd and Matthew Shepard in 1998.

National religious leaders of different faiths participated in the first Stop the Hate: Interfaith Vigils Against Hate Violence, organized by The Interfaith Alliance and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Endorsed by 223 national and local organizations, people of faith organized vigils in more than 350 communities in more than 30 states.

For more information, call 570-577-3677.

Contact: Division of Communications

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