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Date: Apr 09, 2010
A Day for Haiti, A Night for HaitiHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – A consortium of 17 academic and student organizations at Hofstra University are sponsoring a conference titled; “A Day for Haiti, A Night for Haiti,” on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. The day events will be held in Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library and the evening festivities will be held in the main dining room in the Mack Student Center.
“A Day for Haiti, A Night for Haiti,” is a full day examining relief and rebuilding efforts, media coverage, issues impacting children and education, the role of the United States and the post-earthquake experiences of Haitian-Americans.
The evening festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Students and community will celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Haiti, enjoy Haitian DJ Markensen, authentic Haitian food, live music, Haitian dance performances and the renowned Haitian Mass Choir, directed by Dickson Guillaume.
Events are free and open to the entire campus community and to the public. For more information or to see a complete schedule of the day and evening events, please visit Hofstra.edu/haitidaynight or call Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations.