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A Moment of Silence for the Sandy Hook Victims and Hope for Gun Control

Photo taken by Elaine Rezende on Dec. 17, 2012.

Photo taken by Elaine Rezende on Dec. 17, 2012.

The nation is weeping over the Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 children dead in Newtown Connecticut on Friday; a cry for more gun control.

“It’s important that we have gun control because anyone can buy a gun right now,” said Mayor of the Village of Hempstead, Wayne Hall Senior and a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, at a candle light vigil held at Hofstra University on Dec. 17. 2012. “There’s only a certain amount of mayors and some of them don’t believe in gun control. We need the voters to stand up and say enough is enough.”

The Xi Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. along with Hofstra’s Black Student Union and the Nu Tau chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. brought the Hofstra community together for a moment of silence, a prayer and an exchange of thoughts for the people who lost their lives at Sandy Hook.

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Julian Bond- “From Alabama to Obama: A Critical View of the Civil Rights Movement”

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Hofstra University was fortunate enough to welcome the renowned Julian Bond, former NAACP Chairman of the Board and professor of history at the University of Virginia to speak about the evolution of the American Civil Rights movement on March 29. He prepared a moving and captivating speech entitled, “From Alabama to Obama: A Critical View of the Civil Rights Movement”.

The event was sponsored by Hofstra’s chapter of NAACP, the P.R.I.D.E. Network, The Black Student Union and Hofstra’s Debate 2012 programming. Additional sponsors included the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs.

“I knew bringing Julian Bond would move the Hofstra community in a way that it has not been moved before”, said Nick Fils-Aime, senior and president of Hofstra’s chapter of NAACP. “I wanted to leave Hofstra knowing I left some kind of impact.”

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