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In Memory: Hilda Hidalgo

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The Rutgers University and Newark, N.J., community will hold a March 27 memorial for Hilda Hidalgo, a Rutgers professor, community activist and former president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Hidalgo, who died Nov. 8 at age 81, first taught at the Rutgers School of Social Work. She was also a distinguished school at the university and co-founded several community organizations, including Aspira Inc. of N.J., La Casa de Don Pedro, the Puerto Rican Congress, the United Community Foundation, the Newark Urban League, and the United Community Corp.

And recently she was active in Equality Florida and Friends of Wild Iris, gay and lesbian rights organizations.

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Until recently, Hidalgo was an active member of Equality Florida and Friends of Wild Iris, organizations that fight for the rights of gays and lesbians.

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