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    Journalists from across the nation will converge on the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University this week for a workshop on covering the growing crisis of suburban poverty. The seminar brings together economists, sociologists, advocacy group leaders, government officials and working journalists for a dozen sessions aimed at helping reporters produce smart, well- [&hellip

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    Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Documentary Filmmakers Club will present a free screening of the 2012 documentary, “Lost Town,” co-directed by Jeremy Goldscheider, on Monday, March 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater in Axinn Library, South Campus.   On IMDB.com, Goldscheider notes, “‘Lost Town’ tells the story of [&hellip

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    The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is holding a contest this week for a new logo.  An iPod nano will be awarded to the student with the winning entry. The CCE is a university institute that educates students in democratic values by engaging them as knowledgeable citizens on campus and in their local, state, national, [&hellip

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    Join the Center for Civic Engagement and the Hofstra community on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, for a full slate of Earth Day events aimed at promoting sustainability and ensuring a greener future. “Being knowledgeable and aware about the state of our environment can only help students and future generations understand the impacts [&hellip

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    Earth Day events today feature talks on the impact of technology and the economy on a sustainable future, socially responsible investing, and extreme weather conditions caused by changes in the global climate.   Key speakers include: E. William Colglazier, the science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who will address “The Role of Science and Technology in [&hellip

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    Gregory Maney, professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Civic Engagement, has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation to support the CCE’s “Roosevelt Can Be A STAR – Anti-Bullying Program.” The program is a new initiative that will focus on middle school youth from Roosevelt, NY with a [&hellip

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  • 09/22/14--13:51: Hofstra Joins Climate March
  • About 200 Hofstra students and faculty took part in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, joining about 400,000 others in New York City to demand world leaders take action on environmental issues such as global warming.  The march was held to coincide with this week’s United Nations summit meeting on climate change, and was one [&hellip

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    The Center for Civic Engagement’s Day of Dialogue on Wed., Oct. 29, 2014 drew standing-room-only crowds for many of its events, including timely sessions on police and community relations, ISIS, sports and politics, the Gaza crisis, foreign policy, and smart growth.   This year’s them was social responsibility and human security. “Day of Dialogue really gives [&hellip

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    More than 260 students will help local elderly and disabled residents clear their yards this Saturday, Nov. 15, as part of the annual Shake-A-Rake program.  The turnout is expected to be the largest in the program’s history.  The students – representing 20 athletic teams, fraternities, sororities, and clubs –will volunteer at 31 houses, one garden, and two [&hellip

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    Hofstra’s Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with other university and local organizations, is co-hosting a community services fair tomorrow, Dec. 4, where local families can learn about programs and services benefiting middle- and high school students.  The fair will be held at the Hempstead Public Library, 115 Nichols Court, from 5:30 to 8 pm. [&hellip

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    Hofstra University’s Center for Civic Engagement and the International Scene Lecture Series will present four events this semester that examine the theme, “What Kind of America: Urgent Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges.”  “In our first two talks, Les Payne will be speaking to issues that affect police behavior in communities of color, while Aviva Chomsky [&hellip

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    Hofstra University’s Center for Civic Engagement and community partner Long Island Wins are sponsoring a day-long summit that will examine President Obama’s administrative relief program on immigration and what this policy means for Long Island.  It will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, from 9:45 AM to 2 PM in the Sondra and David [&hellip

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    Gregory M. Maney, PhD, professor of sociology, was installed as the Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change in a convocation at the Hofstra University Club on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Presiding over the ceremony were President Stuart Rabinowitz; Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gail M. [&hellip

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    Hofstra University’s Center for Civic Engagement presents “Civil Rights and Wrongs” – a full day of forums, discussions, and performances that will examine the current state of human and civil rights in America – on Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presented in honor of Civil Rights Day, the day’s events [&hellip

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    Gregory Maney, PhD Co-Director, Center for Civic Engagement Professor of Sociology and Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change, Hofstra University Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. identified six steps toward nonviolent social change. The first step is gathering information. Community-based research (CBR) is generally regarded as a collaborative project […]

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    The Hofstra community is saddened by the passing of Gregory Maney, PhD, the University’s Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change. He was a professor of sociology and director for active citizenship and off-campus partnerships at the Center for Civic Engagement. Professor Maney passed away on September 2, 2017, after a […]

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    A number of Hofstra departments and programs are collaborating to host a memorial on Monday, October 23, from 3-6 p.m. for Dr. Gregory Maney, PhD, the Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change. Dr. Maney, who passed away on September 2 after a long battle with brain cancer, was a professor […]

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  • 12/19/17--10:43: A Passion for Peace
  • It began in September 2016 with three young women who put their passion for social justice into founding the campus chapter of Peace Action Matters. A year later, the fledgling student group has been recognized for their work on campus and in the community by the Peace Action Fund for New York State, sharing honors […]

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    The Center for Civic Engagement celebrates Civil Rights Day with a lineup of events on Feb. 28 and March 1 exploring intersectionality, or the ways in which people experience marginality, oppression, and discrimination from overlapping identities of class, gender, race, and sexual orientation. “Who Said It Was Simple: Intersectionality and Civil Rights” features panel discussions, […]

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