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Rally Against Hate

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton, will be hosting a Rally Against Hate to increase awareness and education on hate crimes happening locally and nationally, as well as how campuses may organize around these issues. The rally will take place on Tuesday, November 18, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Central Quad on Cal State Fullerton’s campus.

Students, student organizations, faculty and staff have mobilized to bring greater attention to hate crimes and ways individuals can effect social change. The Association for InterCultural Awareness (AICA), part of the Associated Students, Inc., is sponsoring the rally. AICA is a council of student organizations representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Muslim, Christian, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Chicano/Latino, and African American communities. Students have prepared a half-day’s worth of educational activities and materials that address hate crimes in their communities.

Throughout the day, campus community members may learn about the history of hate crimes and its social impact at the Walk of Progress on Titan Walk. The day of the rally will include: personal stories of hate crimes and incidences; spoken word performances; campus and community resources; and an interactive area where students may share personal experiences with derogatory remarks and hate on a Wall of Prejudice as well as commitments to combating hate on a Wall of Hope. The day will end with a dramatic reading and tearing down of the Wall of Prejudice.

All members of the campus and surrounding community are invited to participate in this interactive educational event. For additional information, please contact the Association for InterCultural Awareness, Faith Onwusa, 657-278-2914.