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Xavier supports this Saturday's Walk As One

Funds raised fight bigotry and racism in the community

10/18/02

For the past four years, the University has sponsored Walk As One, a fund-raising event that addresses issues of social justice in the community. This year’s walk-a-thon is Saturday, Oct. 19. Xavier faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in the event along with their friends and family members. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Yeatman’s Cove at Sawyer Point along Cincinnati’s riverfront. Sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Walk As One asks each participant to raise a minimum of $100 in pledges from personal supporters. The proceeds help fund the development and expansion of NCCJ’s youth and community leadership programs, which address issues of racism, sexism and classism through experiential activities and dialogue. They also support the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. To find out more information on joining the Xavier teams, contact one of the co-captains: Gene Beaupré at 513 745-4271; or Byron White at 513 745-3968. You can also register online.