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Cities Against Racism Meeting Set for September in Birmingham

Tom McClimon
January 28, 2013


A special announcement was made at 81st Winter Meeting that The United States Conference of Mayors has been designated as the North American representative for the United Nations UNESCO organization in its international program, Coalition of Cities Against Racism. Announced by Conference of Mayors Executive Director and CEO Tom Cochran, this effort to address civil rights issues has been long supported by the Conference of Mayors. The effort will culminate in 2013 with a meeting in Birmingham to be held on September 13. Support for this effort is being given by the U.S. State Department.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell spoke about his cityís struggles and accomplishments on civil rights. He announced that this special meeting would take place during a week of activities in his city designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of civil rights targeted church bombings in Birmingham.