Stockton Unites Against Hate on Galloway Campus

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GALLOWAY, N.J. -

Students at a South Jersey university joined together to stand up against hate.

On Tuesday, February 6th, Stockton University hosted its first ever Unite Against Hate Day for students, faculty and staff at their Campus Center in Galloway.

The day was developed in support of the student senate's Unite Against Hate Rally, which was held back in September. 

We want to take the time to talk about it, understand it, the dos and the don'ts, try to get as many perspectives as possible.

University officials say educating their students about hate and differences is the best way to combat it.

"We want to take the time to talk about it, understand it, the dos and the don'ts, try to get as many perspectives as possible because what higher education can do the most and does the best is educate our students and teach them how to critically think," said Valerie Hayes, chief officer of Institutional Diversity and Equity at the University.

The theme of the Unite Against Hate event was "Studying and Deconstructing Hate and Terror" and featured various speakers, a safe space workshop and a story slam.

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