Election Day rap session is to discuss fighting More than 50 teens will get a chance to express themselves

November 03, 1996|By Katherine Marks | Katherine Marks,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Howard County teens will have a chance for their voices to be heard this Election Day.

More than 50 teens from around the county will participate in a youth rap session sponsored by the county's Executive Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights.

Youth Rap Session IV will focus on fighting, and the moderator will be Cable 15 news anchor Pia Jordon. The session will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Banneker Room of the Howard Building on Courthouse Drive and is one of six scheduled events during November, Human Rights Month.

Jim Henson, the county's human rights administrator, said the rap session will give students a chance to voice their opinions on an important issue.

Previous rap sessions have dealt with discrimination and multiculturalism.

Henson said fighting was chosen as a focus because it is a pressing issue to which students could relate.

Henson said that adults could benefit from viewing the session, which will be aired later. "We need to listen to kids," he said. "We need to understand what they are encountering."

Jordon, who also was host for the last rap session in March, said the event gives teen-agers a chance to get a sense for other types of people. Humans Rights Month activities will start tomorrow with a free showing of "The Color of Fear," a film dealing with race relations, in the Banneker Room.

Other events include an interfaith service sponsored by the Human Rights Commission at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center on Nov. 10 at an undetermined time, and Songfest IV from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Long Reach High School.

Pub Date: 11/03/96

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