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Hamlin Celebrates Harvey Milk Day

Hamlin parents and Acre Gourmet teamed up yesterday to celebrate the legacy of Harvey Milk. Students enjoyed milk and cookies, while commemorating the life of a person who stood for equality and respect for all people.

Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and celebrated each year on May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk (born May 22nd 1930), a gay rights activist assassinated in 1978. Harvey Milk was a prominent gay activist during the twentieth century. He ran for office three times before becoming the first openly gay person elected into California public office, where he acted as a city supervisor. Harvey Milk Day came about as a day to remember and teach about Milk’s life and his work to stop discrimination against gays and lesbians.