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Date: Mar 05, 2007
MUSIC OF NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE REFLECTS SPIRIT OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Concert offers music from Columbia, South Africa, U.S.Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement will present a concert of music from social movements in Columbia, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, and the civil rights struggle in the United States on Friday, March 9, 2007.
The Music of Nonviolent Social Change will be presented from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The program features:
· Lucia Pulido and Palenque, playing songs based on traditional Colombian music;
· The Kumalo Band, music of the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement;
· Marble Community Gospel Choir, directed by Mark Miller, singing music of the American Civil Rights Movement, Hofstra alumnus Cassondra Kellam, soloist.
The Center for Civic Engagement was formed to encourage students to become active citizens and participate in the democratic process. The Center stresses freedom of speech and expression, respect for others, appreciation for diverse persons and viewpoints, the ethics of public issues, personal and group empowerment, social and economic equality, and preservation of the environment.
The Center is also sponsoring an international peace exhibit: Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace, through March 22 at the David and Sondra Mack Student Center, Plaza Room, north campus; and Day of Dialogue IV, U.S. Policy and the World: Where Do We Go From Here? a one-day Hofstra student conference on March 21 that will explore social and political issues through debate and dialogue.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied 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 25 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.