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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: January 27, 2000

Teens and State Leaders to Confront Hate at State Capitol Meeting

Northern California high school students and state leaders will discuss hate and hate crimes at a special meeting at the State Capitol in Room 4202, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1.

The meeting will focus on the causes of hate behavior and how government, communities, and schools are reacting to recent hate crimes. The event is presented by the LegiSchool Project at California State University, Sacramento.

The panel will include Attorney General Bill Lockyer, Senator Bruce McPherson (R-Santa Cruz), and Senator Deborah Ortiz (D-Sacramento).

Student panelists will include teens from Salisbury High School in Red Bluff, Elk Grove High School, Downtown High School in San Francisco and Rio Americano High School in Sacramento. More than 300 students in the audience will be able to ask questions including students from Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, El Camino High School in Sacramento, Oakridge High School in El Dorado Hills, El Dorado High School in Placerville, Butte Valley High School in Dorris and Foothill High School in Pleasanton. Thousands of other students will watch on the California Channel or on videotape at a later time.

Paula Gardner, a professor in the College of Education at CSUS, will moderate the event.

The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between CSUS and the State Legislature. More information is available by contacting LegiSchool Project Coordinator Kolleen Ostagaard at (916) 278-6906.


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