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Southold ABTF Honors Pioneering Educator Helen Prince

October 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the Cutchogue labor camp in 1947 | Charles Meredith photo

The Town of Southold’s Anti-Bias Task Force will recognize the meaningful work of Mrs. Helen Prince, an extraordinary teacher who dedicated her life to educating migrant children at the Eastern Suffolk Farmers Cooperative’s Cutchogue Labor Camp, next Monday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Southold Town Recreation Center.

In addition to posthumously paying tribute to her contributions to the community, an award will be yearly bestowed every October to honor members of Southold who promote diversity, unity and fairness.

Anti-Bias Task Force co-chairs Valerie Shelby and Sonia Spar noted “as an educator, Mrs. Prince was not afraid to challenge the obstacles that so often and insidiously inhibited the children of migrant workers from achieving their goals. Her advocacy helped to develop and expand the resources and facilities available for these youth.”

In recognition of October as Bullying Awareness Month, artwork from the Southold school district will also be showcased at the ceremony and Greenport Teen Librarian Tracy Moloney will discuss the contributions of Mrs. Prince.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Town to recognize the profound work of a resident who was far ahead of her time in advancing civil rights and respecting the dignity of all men, women and children to make Southold a better place to live” said Town Supervisor Scott Russell.

The Anti-Bias Task Force invite everyone to attend this long overdue tribute noting that Helen Prince was a pioneer in New York State fostering a bias-free environment and Southold continues to strive to promote goodwill and mutual respect. Refreshments provided.

For information, contact the Supervisor’s office at 631.765.1889 or Sonia Spar at 631.875.6021.


October 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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