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Hofstra’s Black History Opening Reception

Black History Month Opening Reception
Black History Month Opening Reception

Hofstra’s Multicultural and International Student Programs Office (MISPO) hosted the opening reception for Black History Month at Hofstra this week with a performance by the student step-dance group, Strictly Steppin’, an address by Hofstra’s first black homecoming king, John Stergis ‘88 , who is now a campus public safety supervisor, followed by a keynote speech from Dr. Christopher Emdin, Phd, a social critic and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Black History Month Opening Reception
Strictly Steppin’ Black History Month Opening Reception

The event drew more than 100 students and Hofstra community members.  The schedule for Hofstra’s Black History Month is full of social events, academic lectures, film screenings and other events.  To see a full listing, visit the event website.









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