Syosset, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
For the second year ERASE Racism, a Long Island civil rights non-profit, held its Annual Essay Contest, open to high school students who have participated in the organization's Student Leadership Forum. The contest asked students to reflect on the role that young people can take in changing public perceptions of race and racism in ways that will help create more racial equity. In order to answer the question, participants were asked to reflect on their experience at ERASE Racism's Student Leadership Forum, a full day workshop that teaches students about the history of race and racism in the U.S.
This year's winner, Margaret Liendo, who is a junior at Brentwood High School, wrote about the need to actively reject assumptions and stereotypes about others and the role that multicultural programs can play in allowing people to be proud of their cultures while learning to value other people's differences.
Margaret and her parents will attend ERASE Racism's 2013 Annual Benefit on June 5th where she will receive a cash prize of $500.
To read Margaret's full essay or for tickets and more information about ERASE Racism's Annual Benefit, click here.
About ERASE Racism: ERASE Racism is a regional organization that leads public policy advocacy campaigns and related programmatic initiatives to promote racial equity in areas such as housing, public school education and healthcare. It engages in a variety of research, education and consulting activities to identify and address institutional and structural racism, primarily on Long Island.