RCGC Hosts 'Four Freedoms' Events for Black History Month

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A local community college marked Valentine's Day by celebrating Black History Month.

All week long Rowan College at Gloucester County's (RCGC) Diversity Committee has hosted a series of events in celebration of Black History Month and continued their event today for Valentine's Day.

This year, the college focused on the Four Freedoms, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid out in an address in 1941 that he said were freedoms people everywhere ought to enjoy.

Today's event focused on the Freedom of Fear.

Black History Month Performance and Art Festival Held at School in Gloucester County

Officials say they hope that today's event will help eliminate fear of people with different backgrounds from our own to make sure all voices are heard.

"Inclusion is important and that every person and every voice matters and that instead of being afraid, speak to someone, talk to someone, ask questions before you pass judgment on another individual," said Yavanca Brooks, administrator for the Mile Program at RCGC.

Today's Freedom of Fear event included a Be the Match Campaign, an American Sign Language presentation, and a TED Talk speaker presentation.

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