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Date: Jan 15, 2008
Hofstra Program to Honor the Work of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Multi-faith panel to recall Dr. King's "dream"Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – A multi-faith panel will gather at Hofstra University for a program and vigil honoring the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, south campus.
"Stop the Hate Vigil: Living Martin Luther King’s Dream Together" will feature speakers Habeeb Uddin Ahmed, Islamic Center of Long Island; Sergio Argueta, S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc.; Frederick Brewington, Esq., civil rights attorney; and Rabbi Moses A. Birnbaum, D.D., Immediate Past President, Long Island Board of Rabbis. The program, organized in honor of Dr. King's birthday on Jan. 15 (celebrated with a national holiday, this year on Monday, Jan. 21), will be moderated by Michael D'Innocenzo, Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change at Hofstra University.
The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by The Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University; The Interfaith Alliance, LI Chapter; Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; The Shelter Rock Forum and The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock. Co-sponsors include Great Neck Sane/Peace Action and Pax Christi LI.
For more information contact Hofstra Professor Martin Melkonian, (516) 463-5595; the LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, (516) 741-4360, www.longislandpeace.org; or the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, (516) 627-9660 ext. 122
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