9 - 10 a.m., New York City
Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz leads Commission on Presidential Debates commissioners and board members, Hofstra trustees, faculty and students, and elected officials in the ringing of NASDAQ’s opening bell.
9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m., “Revival tents,” South Campus
American democracy comes to life in live performance by fully costumed, professional and student performers. The program provides civic education about major American accomplishments.
9:15-11 a.m., John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
John and Abigail Adams warm up the crowd with a brief exchange from their famous letters; Abraham Lincoln and black abolitionist Frederick Douglass take on slavery, the Civil War and the status of black Americans.
Other featured portrayals include Will Rogers, Walt Whitman, Frances B. Harper, Robert Frost, Mother Jones, Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Patsy Takemoto Mink, Teddy and Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the Statue of Liberty.
11:10 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Sponsored by Hofstra’s Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Center for Civic Engagement, School of Communication, Motorola Foundation, and the New York Council for the Humanities
Stop by for coffee, cookies, fruit, and soda. 3 - 4 p.m., Hofstra Hospitality Corner
Courtesy of Hofstra University's Office of University Relations.
Join us for free food, music and fun, and meet our School of Communication students and faculty at a welcome reception in the tent in the East Circle (Student Center) parking lot.
9 p.m., Emily and Jerry Spiegel Theater, South CampusThe culmination of the Educate ’08
“Debating as Performance Art” workshop focusing primarily on the creation of short plays in a debate format using the tenets of Neo-Futurism. New York Neo-Futurist company member Christopher Dippel directs.