September 27, 2013
Herkimer County Community College will host Erin Davies on Thursday, October 3 with her Activism on Wheels. Davies was a victim to a hate crime in Albany. Due to a rainbow sticker on her car, it was vandalized with graffiti. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Davies left the graffiti on her car and took a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way she discovered more serious hate crimes.
She and her car will visit campus to raise awareness about hate crimes, give a voice to those who are silent, and inspire others to take a stand.
Her car will be parked in front of the Robert McLaughlin College Center from 9am-2pm on October 3. She will give a talk on her experiences from 12:30-1:20pm in the Hummel Corporate and Professional Education Center, room 288, located in the McLaughlin College Center. Sponsored by HCCC’s Women’s Club and Gay Straight Alliance, the program is open to the public free of charge.