Newsday covered a special talk on campus by noted activist Rev. Dr. William Barber II, in which he urged 300 attendees to reject racial division and seek positive change. The article also featured economics professor Martin Melkonian, who invited Dr. Barber on behalf of Hofstra’s Institute for Peace Studies, the Center for Civic Engagement, and other campus and community groups committed to promoting democracy and social change.
The Oct. 2 talk commemorated the International Day of Non-Violence, held on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday to honor his commitment to change through nonviolent means. It was covered by News 12 Long Island as well.