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American Jewish Committee Training Program Opened in Washington

A year-long program for intergroup and community workers, financed by the Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation, was opened in Washington this weekend with the initiation of a ten-day seminar conducted by the Human Relations Institute of the American Jewish Committee.

Deputy Special Counsel to the President, Myer Feldman, addressed the first session of the seminar on behalf of the Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. Mr. Feldman is one of the trustees of the Foundation. He pointed out in his remarks that in civil rights Congressional action is not enough. “No law is self executing; the critical test is going to be what we do to make these policies work.” For this, he said, trained workers are needed. He congratulated the American Jewish Committee on its initiative in organizing the seminar.

Among the principal panelists and consultants of the seminar are Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver, Senator Hubert Humphrey (Dem. Minnesota) and Federal Housing Administrator Robert Weaver. After the conclusion of the seminar, its participants will work for a year with Human Rights Commissions in cities and states throughout the country.

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