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Date: Jan 28, 2008
Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement Celebrates Black History Month
Noted Attorney Fred Brewington Speaks Out on Civil RightsUniondale, NY - Hofstra University's Center for Civic Engagement will welcome Hempstead attorney Fred Brewington for a program entitled "The Role of the Civil Rights Movement in 21st-Century Politics."
The program, which takes place on Monday, February 4, 2008 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, on the first floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, is free and open to the public. Hofstra's political theater group In Touch Arts will stage an opening performance.
For more information, please call the Center for Civic Engagement at (516) 463-5640. This program is also one of many Educate '08 events scheduled for the spring semester.
About Fred Brewington, Esq.
Fred Brewington, Esq., is a respected Hempstead attorney and community advocate. Through litigation, writing and lecturing, he challenges discriminatory practices throughout Long Island. An adjunct professor at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Mr. Brewington has been a pro bono adviser to many community groups and organizations. In 2007 he was honored by Hofstra University with a Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award presented by Morehouse College, Atlanta.
About The Center for Civic Engagement
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is a university-based institute, designed to strengthen democratic values by encouraging students to actively participate as knowledgeable citizens in their campus, local, state, national and global communities.
About Educate '08
Educate '08 is a year-long series of public programs, academic coursework, events and lectures, exploring the issues surrounding the 2008 election as well as the history of debates and political campaigns, as the University prepares to host the third and final debate of the 2008 presidential election season on October 15, 2008. Hofstra University will host politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators in various forums, and engage the Hofstra community, educators, the public and K-12 students in these programs, many of which will be free and/or open to the public. To learn more about Educate '08, including our initiatives and schedule of events, visit www.hofstra.edu/educate08.