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HWS Sponsors Conversation on Fighting Racism and Bigotry

Anti-Defamation League Speakers Bring Discussion of Issues to Campus

January 31, 2000 Geneva, NY – “Blacks and Jews in Conversation: Fighting Racism and Bigotry on Campus” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The discussion will be moderated by Jeffrey Ross of the Anti-Defamation League, with guests Judge Shannon Taylor and Judge Milton Tingling of the New York State Supreme Court. The format will allow for opening remarks by the judges leading into a general discussion of issues of concern to the members of the audience, issues such as race relations, Jewish-Black themes, and courts and the criminal justice system.

“Blacks and Jews in Conversation” is a program offered to campuses by the ADL through its Campus/Higher Education Office. Participants in this program include both Black and Jewish senior judges of the New York Supreme and Appellate Courts who are dedicated to fighting racism, anti-Semitism, and all forms of bigotry on and off campus. Pairs of Black and Jewish judges travel to campuses to engage students in honest and far-reaching discussions of prejudice and the ways in which it can be fought.

The program has been presented around the country, at colleges and universities such as Yale, Princeton, Howard, Rutgers, Binghamton, and more. While on campus the judges are available to speak in classes and visit various organizations on campus, which the above named judges will do when at HWS.

The program is sponsored by Hillel, Sankofa, William Smith Dean's Office and Hobart Dean's Office.

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