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Date: Nov 09, 2010
Hofstra Entertainment in Cooperation with The National Organization for Women's Safety Awareness (NOWSA) present "Voices for a Cause"
Saturday, November 13, 2010
A Fund-Raising Performance Created in Support of Women and Teen Personal Safety Awareness Initiatives
Just Added to the Evening's Lineup: Talk Show Host Steve Wilkos
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra Entertainment in cooperation with the National Organization for Women's Safety Awareness (NOWSA) and Hofstra Entertainment present "Voices For A Cause," a unique fund-raising performance directed by Bob Spiotto, executive producer, Hofstra Entertainment. The event takes place on Saturday, November 13, at 8 p.m. at Hofstra University's Helene Fortunoff Theater at Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus.
Tickets are $75 for reserved seating and $100 for VIP seating. Matriculated students may pay $20 for one ticket upon presentation of student ID. Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket with current HofstraCard. For more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644 or visit www.hofstra.edu/hofstraentertainment.
Steve Wilkos, host of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated series "The Steve Wilkos Show," will be among the special guests participating in the evening's program. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Chicago Police Department, Wilkos filled in for Jerry Springer as host of the long-running "The Jerry Springer Show" on more than 50 episodes, using his law enforcement background and no-nonsense style to create his own identity as a talk show host. In 2007 "The Steve Wilkos Show" premiered to high ratings. Wilkos has been visiting college campuses in recent months to talk about safety issues for women and young people.
Other highlights of "Voices for a Cause" include a premiere musical performance by the all-female jazz ensemble "MsDemeanor;" Hofstra's own highly entertaining a cappella group "Sigma'Cappella" and students from Hofstra's Department of Drama and Dance sharing powerful, touching, and inspiring interpretations of victims' stories. Special dedication is expected of a Legislative Resolution commemorating Governor David A. Paterson's proclamation designating November 1-7, 2010, as Teen Personal Safety Awareness Week in the State of New York. The event will include commentary by Karen O' Callaghan, Hofstra's new director of Public Safety.
Sponsors for the fundraising performance include Hofstra University, Everything Lidia, Inc., Asset Graphics, Inc., Union Square Advertising, Zayas Design, Getzel, Schiff & Ross, LLP, Kushnick & Associates, PC and Goldsmith & Tortora, Esqs. All proceeds from Voices for a Cause will support the NOWSA's safety awareness education and advocacy programs.
About Hofstra University
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. With a small average class size (22 students) and low student-teacher ratio (14 to 1), 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. For more information on productions presented by Hofstra Entertainment visit www.hofstra.edu/HofstraEntertainment.
About The NOWSA
The NOWSA, an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a community service organization which promotes its own safety initiatives while supporting the work of many advocacy groups including those educating the public about child abuse issues, domestic violence, and crimes against women in general. The NOWSA was established to fulfill a fundamental need in our country to provide more information, awareness, and knowledge about women's safety issues. One hundred percent of donation proceeds raised will support the NOWSA's safety awareness education and advocacy programs through various initiatives including: Covers For A Cause, a safety awareness campaign for middle and high school students which combines youthful contemporary art with relevant safety tips, reminders, information and messages on visually appealing book covers; Voices For A Cause - The Book, stories, chronicles and personal accounts from victims of sexual assault and other acts of violence; and Virtual Voices For A Cause, the online version of Voices For A Cause - The Book.
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