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November 6 , 2007

                                                                               

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:         
Mike Andrews
University Spokesperson
(202) 274-5685

Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness              

Office of President for Community Outreach
(202) 274-6098

 

                                   

University of the District of Columbia to Host Reverend Al Sharpton

 

            What:             UDC Community Outreach Presents Rev. Al Sharpton

                         

Who:               University of the District of Columbia Students, Faculty and Staff

                        Reverend Al Sharpton

                       

When:             Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

Where:           University of the District of Columbia Auditorium (Bldg 46E)

                        University of the District of Columbia

                        4200 Connecticut Ave, NW

                        Washington, D.C.

 

            Washington, DC. – The University of the District of Columbia’s Office of the President for Community Outreach and Involvement will host the Reverend Al Sharpton Tuesday, November 13, 2007.  Reverend Sharpton, who is appearing as part of a Distinguished Lecture Series of speakers arranged by the Office of the President for Community Outreach, will discuss the March on Washington for Justice scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2007.  In announcing this event, Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, coordinator of the visit, explained that Reverend Sharpton’s appearance represented a great opportunity for the University of the District of Columbia to engage its students in civic and social events that impact them globally.

 

            The session with Reverend Sharpton will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2007 on the UDC campus in the University Auditorium, Building 46E at 10:00 a.m.  All University students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the Speaker’ Series, followed by a catered reception in honor of the special guests.  There is no cost or fee to attend.  UDC’s Office of President for Community Outreach is committed to co-curricular activities and programs to inspire the community of the University of the District of Columbia.

 

 

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            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.