The Hofstra Cultural Center presents a conference:
From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali
NOVEMBER 13-14, 2008
As a brash young man, Cassius Marcellus Clay was known as "The Lip from Louisville, Kentucky." Over the years, he has inspired millions of people throughout the world not only with his boxing prowess, but also with his courageous opposition to war and other violence, his faith and his humanitarian efforts. He has also made his mark with his words, which are now in vogue even among the hip-hop generation. Confirmed speakers include Dave Anderson, Angelo Dundee, Bill Gallo, Stan Isaacs, Robert Lipsyte, Arthur Mercante, Larry Merchant, Budd Schulberg, Bert Randolph Sugar and boxer Chuck Wepner.
A full schedule of events and registration information is available in the Conference Registration Program. There is a registration fee of $50 for the conference, $30 senior citizens (65and over), and $25 matriculated non-Hofstra student (with ID). All events (with the exception of meals) are free to Hofstra students, faculty and staff unpon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
The Greatest of All Time: Muhammad Ali
Sunday, September 21-Tuesday, December 2
Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
The photographs in this distinctive original exhibition curated by Hava Gurevich and organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions capture Ali's life, including his boxing career, family life, humanitarian work and Olympic events. Photographers include Annie Liebovitz, Gordon Parks, Steve Shapiro, Thomas Hoepker, Sonia Katchian, and Art Shay.
Opening Reception/Educator Open House
Featuring interpretive dances by Hofstra University students under the direction of Dyanne Harvey-Salaam; with Senior Dance Accompanist Arthur Solari.Date/Time: Tuesday, September 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m.Location: Emily Lowe GalleryAdmission: Free
Float Like a Butterfly: Muhammad Ali as African-American IconDr. Joseph McLaren, Professor of English, Hofstra University will discuss how the legendary Muhammad Ali was not only a boxing champion, but an icon, whose significance within the African-American community was especially important in the 1960's.Date/Time: Tuesday, November 11, 4 .m.Location: Emily Lowe GalleryAdmission: $5 general public$3 senior citizen (over 65)One free ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard or for HofstraUniversity Museum members
Hofstra Entertainment Presents
conceived and directed byBob Spiotto
Performed "in the ring" and surrounded by the Hofstra University Museum's photo exhibition The Greatest of All Time: Muhammad Ali, this performance consists of boxing poetry-in-performance, as well as many boxing stories, quotes and ancedotes. This knock-out performance packs a solid punch with works by Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Ford, Homer, George Plimpton, William Hazlitt, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, O. Henry, Robert Benchley, Gene Tunney, Rod Serling, Norman Mailer, Red Smith and Muhammad Ali, and others.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
$12 senior citizen (over 65)
$10 matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID
Tickets on sale beginning October 28.
by Howard Sackler
directed by Royston Coppenger
The Great White tells the fictionalized story of Jack Johnson (called "Jack Jefferson" in the play) who, in 1908, became the first African-American heavyweight champion of the world. As white America searches high and low for a champion capable of reclaiming the title, Jefferson mounts a doomed battle against the forces of institutionalized racism.
Tickets: $10 general admission
One free ticket with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard