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2013 Unity Awards

2013 Unity Awards

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Legends Event: February 22

In honor of Black History Month, the Trenton NAACP & GrassRoots Organizations are presenting a Legends Event to honor local community activism – including  “Ban the Box” Opportunity to Compete Princeton students;  the Trenton High School debate team,  Sam Fogelgaren who initiated an American Disability Act (ADA) Committee in Trenton to address  wheelchair access for residents and visitors; Francis Blanco, Executive Director for Living Hope Empowerment Center making a difference in the lives of a larger community of diverse cultures:  Cornell Brooks, Esq., Executive Director NJ Institute of Social Justice; Minding Our Business Executive Director Kevin Wortham and three MOB students, and Kingdom Church Reverend Daniels.
When: Saturday  February 22, 2014    
Doors Open at 4:30 pm   –    Hors d’oeuvres
Where: Lafayette Yard Hotel* 1 West Lafayette Street * Trenton, NJ
Advance Tickets are $30 and $35 at the door.

For tickets call 609-502-9163

PDS Talks about "Privilege" with Shamus Khan

Princeton Day School hosted Shamus Rahman Khan. sociology professor at Columbia, to talk about economic disparity, mobility, and privilege. He is the author of Privilege: the making of an adolescent elite at St. Paul’s School, published in a cultural sociology series by Princeton University Press.

New Trial for George Stinney

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A 14-year-old black boy executed nearly 70 years ago is finally getting another day in court, and his lawyers plan to argue Tuesday for a new trial, saying his conviction was tainted by the segregationist-era justice system and scant evidence. For more:

Women in Technical Jobs: Discrimination and Harassment

A woman engineer tells how it was in the ’70s. And the harassment continues. As below:

In 1980, I may have been the first women in the U.S. to take charge of building a skyscraper for an owner. And it was one of the most famous luxury residences in the world, the Trump Tower in New York City.
 

Barbara Res

But before I had worked my way up in construction to executive vice president of the Trump Organization, I had to subject myself in the 1970s to harassment, humiliation and discrimination in the usual forms, such as magazine pinups of naked women, insults and outright prohibitions from going on-site….

To continue..

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