Niagara Gazette


April 25, 2013

Falls taking a 'Stand Against Racism' today

Niagara Gazette — The City of Niagara Falls will take a “Stand Against Racism” during a ceremony at 11 a.m. today at city hall council chambers, 745 Main St.

“Stand Against Racism” is a movement that was initiated by the YWCA in 2008 in order to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated.

Speakers will include:

• Mayor Paul A. Dyster

• Marjorie Fillies, board vice president, YWCA of Niagara

• Norma Higgs, treasurer of the Niagara Falls Block Club Council

• Tasha E. Moore, regional director of New York State Division of Human Rights

• Owen T. Steed, Niagara County legislator

• The Rev. Harvey Kelley, New Hope Baptist Church

The nationwide event brings together citizens and communities throughout the USA in order to celebrate diversity, raise awareness, and silence the voices of those who promote hate.

“Stand Against Racism” is hosting events in 39 States over the weekend. The program strives toward one common goal — the elimination of racism.

For more information, visit

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page