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April 29, 2008

Nkrumah Pierre ’06 Invites Lafayette Community to United Way Fundraiser

Nkrumah Pierre ’06, who recently was inducted into the United Way’s Young Leaders Group, invites members of the Lafayette community to attend its kickoff event 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. (at Laight St.). Tickets cost $125. Cocktails will be served.

The event will be hosted by Anne Craig, a reporter for the FOX 5 TV (WNYW) program Good Day New York. Kenya Hunt, Christopher Kromer, and Shirley Rumierk from NYCTV’s Cool in Your Code will appear.

Proceeds will benefit United Way’s Focus Forward after-school program, which helps at-risk high school students earn credits toward graduation through activities such as arts enrichment, personal development, and college and career exploration.

For more information, visit leadunited.org/youngleaders, email youngleaders@uwnyc.org, or call (212) 251-4074.

In an unrelated development, Pierre was quoted in an April 28 New York Times article about a protest against the acquittal of three New York City detectives in the shooting death of Sean Bell:

“But Nkrumah Pierre, a banker who lives on Long Island and who marched in the protest on Sunday, said: ‘We’ve progressed to the point where we don’t need to act out in violence. This is an intelligent protest, and a strategic protest.’”

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