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PRESS RELEASE
Office of the Mayor – West Windsor Township
January 5, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:         Shing-Fu Hsueh, Mayor
                          West Windsor Township
                          (609) 799-2400

 

The West Windsor Township Human Relations Council and the West Windsor Plainsboro African-American Parent Support Group Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Fourth Annual Event Titled “A Community Conversation Towards Building Justice in Our Global Community” on Monday, January 17, 2011

The West Windsor Township Human Relations Council and the West Windsor Plainsboro African-American Parent Support Group will sponsor a program on Monday, January 17, 2011, to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m... 

The program will consist of a dialogue on issues ranging from peace to the environment, education, human rights, intergenerational issues and poverty. The conversations will be led by experienced facilitators  who will help participants devise one initiative that can be implemented on a local level that addresses an injustice that Dr. King stood for. Participants in each issue working group will present their initiative to the entire audience during the program.  The participants in the program will then select an initiative that can be implemented on a local level in the community.  Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh states, “the goal of the program is to engage participants to examine how Dr. King’s core principal of fighting injustice can be applied on a local level in our efforts to build a “Beloved Community” in our lifetime.”

“It is critical for our youth to participate in civic engagement activities that teach them that injustice an inequality cannot and should not be tolerated in our global community. This is one of the WW-P core values we teach our children that embraces Dr. King’s teachings”, stated Dr. Victoria Kniewel, superintendent of the WW-P School District.

The program is free and open to the public and school aged students are urged to attend.  There will be an arts and crafts program for pre-school to third grade children during the program. A reception will be held immediately following the program.

For more information you can contact the West Windsor branch of the Mercer County Library at (609) 799-0462 or the Human Relations Council at bjiedmonds@aol.com.  The Library is located at 333 North Post Road in West Windsor, New Jersey.

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