Panel to discuss York's Charrette Movement and its impact

At noon on Jan. 23, Penn State York will continue its commemoration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a panel discussion about the York Charrette, a council that was formed in 1970 to address racial and related issues following riots that took place in York during the summers of 1968 and 1969. The program will be held in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community center, and is free and open to the public.

Presenters Raul Urrunaga, author of a study of the York Charette; Ray Crenshaw, York resident and past president and member of the York Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Mark Woodbury, attorney;  will discuss their roles in this peace-keeping movement in 1970, which turned the tide of the race riots in York. The program is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee.

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Last Updated January 19, 2012