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Third Annual "Stop the Hate Vigil" to be Held Oct. 19 at FSU

The third annual "Stop the Hate Vigil" at Frostburg State University will feature Maryland Delegate Sheila Ellis Hixson as the keynote speaker, along with participants from the campus community.

The vigil will take place Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Black Student Alliance Fountain outside the Lane Center. The public is invited to participate. In the event of inclement weather, the vigil will take place in the Lane Center Multi-Use Room.

Focusing on ending hate crimes involving race, religion and sexual orientation, this event is sponsored by more than 20 campus organizations. FSU Provost Christine Grontkowski and Larry Neumark of United Campus Ministry will welcome participants. A variety of guest readings will follow, along with musical performances by Greg Latta, Norma Blacke Bourdeau and Amy Harman of the FSU faculty.

A member of the House of Delegates since 1976, Delegate Hixson's primary legislative focus is social and health issues, including domestic violence, education, drug abuse, sexual harassment, senior citizens and the environment. She has served on a multitude of committees, and now serves on the Legislative Policy Committee, Joint Committee on Spending Affordability, Budget and Audit Committee and House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, among others. Anyone interested in sponsoring or participating in this event, or seeking more information can call Larry Neumark at 301-687-7490.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589