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For Immediate Release (01-10)
Date: February 12, 2001
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Montgomery College to Host NAACP Multicultural Youth Summit
Seventh Annual Event to Held at Rockville Campus March 24

Montgomery College, in cooperation with the Montgomery County branch of the NAACP and Montgomery County Public Schools, is hosting the Seventh Annual Multicultural Youth Summit on Saturday, March 24, at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus.

The theme of this year’s summit is "Making the Connection: Reflections of Youth." The event is designed to encourage high school students to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of each other’s differences and similarities and to teach them how to resolve conflict and become self-advocates.

A special presentation by "City at Peace," a performing arts group, will set the stage for the day’s events, which include panels and workshops devoted to topics such as tolerance and acceptance, stereotyping, conflict resolution and self-advocacy, surviving and thriving, cross-cultural relationships, and self-assessment.

Registration is free, and includes a snack and lunch. The summit will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Theatre Arts Arena at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus.

Students interested in attending should pick up a registration form from their high school guidance office or career information office. For more information, contact Youth Summit committee members Shaun Harris at 301-879-9594; Danielle Polite at 301-365-9536; or Norman Pruitt, NAACP youth advisor at 301-924-3016.

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