LINCROFT, NJ – In response to the recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College will host a special program on racism and bias at 7 p.m. on July 22 on the college’s Lincroft campus.

“Unmasking Racism: Moving Forward Together” will feature an open discussion hosted by Detective David D'Amico, who has investigated bias crimes with the Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor for more than 13 years.

A certified cultural diversity trainer and a commissioner with the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission, D’Amico will discuss the local and national impacts of racism and bias. Residents of all ages are invited to join D’Amico and Chhange in an effort to combat racism and suggest potential solutions the nation’s recent conflicts.

“It is not enough to memorialize the nine individuals who were murdered in Charleston. It is time for us to come together to end violence,” said Dale Daniels, executive director of Chhange.

“We need every member of our community to join with us and stand up to hatred. This program is a chance to learn, to face the racism that exists in our community and our nation, and to begin to move forward together.”

The program will be held in Brookdale’s Warner Student Life Center, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Parking is in lots 6 and 7. To register or for more information call Chhange at 732-224-1889 or visit www.chhange.org.