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Rally against Racism set for Friday in Charleston

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People will take a stand against racism Friday in Charleston.

The third annual "Stand Against Racism" Charleston Rally will start at 3 p.m. at the YWCA Greater Charleston, located at 106 Coming Street.

According to YWCA Executive Director Kathleen Rodgers, the local rally is part of the YWCA-USA's national SAR movement. That movement began in 2007 and drew approximately 250,000 rally-goers nationwide last year.

Some scheduled speakers include Loretta Graham, CEO of the state Girl Scouts Inc., and Charleston NAACP's Dot Scott.

Performances will also take place from MoSe of Charleston - African Dance Theatre Company, Moonlight Ale Irish musical band and other local singers and poets.

At 4:30 p.m., people are expected to form a human-chain demonstration along Calhoun Street between St. Philip and Coming streets, across from the College of Charleston. 

The rally is free and open to the public.            

For more information, call the YWCA at 843-722-1644. 

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