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Dear Long Island Educators
Next Spring, we are pleased to inform you that we will continue our programming dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to North America and the ongoing experience of African Americans titled, Legacy 1619-2019 through the end of February.
On Monday, February 3, Hofstra University will host New York Times Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones who was the inspiration for the New York Times pull out magazine, The 1619 Project.
NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES was named a MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow (one of only 24 people chosen, globally) for “reshaping national conversations around education reform” and for her reporting on racial re-segregation in our schools. This is the latest honor
in a growing list: she’s won a Peabody, a Polk, and a National Magazine Award for her story on choosing a school for her daughter in a segregated city. Ms. Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official
policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools. Her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America offer a compelling case for greater equity. She has written extensively on the history of racism, school resegregation, and the disarray of hundreds of desegregation orders, as well as the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. She is currently writing a book on school segregation called The Problem We All Live With, to be published on the One World imprint of Penguin/Random House.
There is no cost to your school for joining us. However, some programs may require advance registration. If interested, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for us to reserve space and opportunities for your group. In addition, we are also pleased to inform you that CTLE hours are also available for attending events. We ask that you please sign in at the event registration desk.
Please feel free to distribute this information to as many teachers or department chairs in your school as would be interested.