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NU wants students to #HaltHate

By: Michael DePietro

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Leadership Niagara and the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement are challenging social media users to #HaltHate, beginning with “A Day Without Hate” on April 2.

The social media challenge, announced at the annual Compassionate Niagara conference on March 13, encourages participants to commit deeds of goodwill over a 24-hour period, and to share how they did so on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the #HaltHate hashtag. Acts can include anything that either demonstrates or inspires kindness, compassion or a willingness to understand others.

“We are excited to collaborate with Leadership Niagara on #HaltHate to bring awareness of how our words and actions matter in these divisive times,” said Patricia Wrobel, Executive Director of the Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement. “It is our hope that we can send this message through social media and extend the 24 hours of reflective dialogue into long–term positive change.”

The two offices are actively encouraging students to extend the challenge to family members, classmates and co-workers. Additionally, they’re also asking for participants to print the #HaltHate poster and to follow Leadership Niagara and Niagara IMPACT on social media for thoughtful activities, “Hate Hacks,” and updates.

Students can find out more by visiting http://www.facebook.com/leadniagara or http://www.facebook.com/niagaraimpact.

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