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The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture University Lecture in the Liberal Arts: J.D. Vance -- CANCELLED
We regret to inform you that the Sutherland lecture, scheduled for April 12 with JD Vance, has been cancelled for the spring semester due to scheduling issues. The Sutherland lecture will be rescheduled in Fall 2017. The Donald J. Sutherland Lecture University Lecture in the Liberal Arts is named for the former Hofstra trustee who endowed the annual event. Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center.2017 Donald J. Sutherland Lecture University Lecture in the Liberal Arts presents Forgotten America: Understanding the White Working Class and the Election of Donald Trump by J.D. Vance. J.D. Vance, a former marine, Yale Law School graduate, and New York Times best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, gives a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis -- that of white working-class Americans. Tracing his family history as well as the slow decline of this particular demographic, he tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you are born with it hung around your neck. In this incredibly timely talk, Vance sheds light on an often forgotten corner of the country, offering not just a powerful picture of how upward mobility really feels, but also the loss of the modern-day American dream. Book signing to follow lecture. Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -- CANCELLEDTime: 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Location: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South CampusAdmission: Free This event is cancelled. Registration has been suspended using the RSVP for this Event link.For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.