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September 13, 2011 > Democracy Day lecture

Democracy Day lecture

Submitted By William H. Hanson

Chabot College launches its year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration with a lecture by California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "Sustaining Democracy in a Time of Declining Revenues," on Thursday, September 15, 1-3 p.m. in the Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center. The free event is open to the public. Permit parking is $2.

"Golden anniversaries are a time of reflection and recommitment. The faculty, staff and students of Chabot College are using the occasion of the 50th anniversary to recommit themselves to the democratic purposes of the college mission - preparing students to engage in the civic and cultural life of the global community," said Chabot College President Celia Barberena, Ph.D.

Lockyer's lecture is the first in Chabot College's new Law and Democracy Lecture Series. The United Nations has designated September 15 as the International Day of Democracy and the inaugural lecture is in observance of this day.

"One of Chabot's college-wide learning goals is civic responsibility," Barberena said. "A primary goal of the Law and Democracy Lecture Series is to expose students and the broader community to a wide range of ideas and policy issues that impact our communities.

"In keeping with the goals and spirit of the United Nations Democracy Day, Chabot, through its lecture series and related activities, hopes to initiate conversations in the college and community about civic participation and responsibility," Barberena explained.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Chabot College Social Sciences Division, Associated Students of Chabot College and the Office of the President.

For more information, visit www.chabotcollege.edu/SocialSciences.

Sustaining Democracy in a Time of Declining Revenues
Thursday, September 15
1 - 3 p.m.
Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
www.chabotcollege.edu/SocialSciences

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