The Center for Civic Engagement’s 17th annual Day of Dialogue will focus on the theme “People on the Move: Conflict Climate, and the Crisis of Forced Migration” on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9 am-6 pm.
The daylong series features panels, talks, and presentations on timely topics such as human trafficking, public service, immigrants’ rights, migration on Long Island, and the movement for reparations. The sessions involves students, activists, and community representatives, as well as Hofstra faculty across several disciplines.
“The Center for Civic Engagement encourages political fitness and civic literacy both on and off campus. As philosopher John Dewey said, ‘democracy is a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience,’” said Linda Longmire, PhD, professor of global studies and geography and CCE director. “This year it is especially important to share this experience as we see our country divided and so many people suffering in the midst of the migration crisis that we face both nationally and in our own community here on Long Island. We hope that people will join us to share in this urgent dialogue.“
The day’s schedule includes:
- 9:05-11:05 a.m.: Introductory Panel: People on the Move: Conflict, Climate, and the Crisis of Forced Migration
- 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: 2019 Lives in Public Policy and Public Services Address with New York State Senator Jessica Ramos
- 12:50-2:15 p.m.: Student Perspective on Human Trafficking: What Can We Do?
- 12:50-2:15 p.m.: Not Just a Crisis at the Border: Critical Immigrants’ Rights Issues on Long Island
- 2:55-4:20 p.m.: Crisis of Migration on Long Island
- 4:30-5:55 p.m.: 1619 -2019: The Quest for Reparatory Justice to Achieve More Perfect Union
Full event details including panelists, presenters, and venues can be found at hofstra.edu/dayofdialogue.
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is a University institute that plays a major role in Hofstra’s fulfillment of its core objectives. 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. In addition to Day of Dialogue, the CCE sponsors dozens of on-campus civic education events each academic year, including Globalization Day, Civil Rights Day, International Scene Lecture Series, and Earth Day.