“The phrase ‘personal is political’ arose during the ‘70s feminist movement and resonates even more now. This year’s Civil Rights Day will focus on conversations taking place in movement politics and electoral discourse on the centrality of gender, sexuality, and race in our lived experience,” said Aashish Kumar, CCE’s director of civic literacy and on-campus events and an associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television, Film. “Often this discussion happens in the framework of binaries, pitting these identities against broader categories such as class. We look forward to vigorous dialogue on these issues.”
Presented in commemoration of Black History Month, the schedule of events includes:
- Black Business Expo
- Know Your Rights
- How to Make Sense of the 2020 Presidential Election Cycle with Basil Smikle Jr.
- The “Fight” To Vote
- LatinX: The New Force in American Politics and Culture
- Down the Rabbit Hole Dramatic Performance and Talk Back
A full listing of event descriptions, speakers, times and locations is available at Hofstra.edu/crd. All events are free and open to the public.
The Center for Civic Engagement plays a major role in Hofstra University’s fulfillment of its core objectives. The CCE educates students in democratic values by actively engaging them as knowledgeable citizens in collaborative partnerships with their campus, local, state, national and global communities. Since its inception in 2007, the CCE has organized dozens of on-campus events, including forums, conferences, debates, workshops, exhibitions, cultural gatherings, and performances around several important themes including nonviolence, social justice and sustainability, the democratic process, and globalization.