CSN to Honor Civil Rights Veterans

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Contact:          Richard Lake, CSN Public Relations Specialist, 702-651-7715, Richard.Lake@csn.edu

CSN to Honor Civil Rights Veterans

The 5th annual CSN Frederick Douglass Lecture Series will feature the importance of equality in America 

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 1, 2015 – The College of Southern Nevada will honor local civil rights pioneers at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, as part of the annual CSN Frederick Douglass Lecture Series.

The event, titled “Eracism: An Event to Eliminate Racism and Inequality in America,” will feature keynote speaker and civil rights activist Hannah Brown, who will address the importance of equality in America.

College President Michael Richards will present Brown with the CSN Frederick Douglass Humanitarian Award at the event. In addition, former Nevada System of Higher Education Regent June Whitley will receive the Frederick Douglass Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Each award is designed to symbolize Frederick Douglass’ three components of success, including a belief in oneself, taking advantage of every opportunity, and using the power of spoken and written language to affect positive change,” said CSN Communication Professor Arnold Bell, who has organized the lecture series each year. “With the events that have happened at the University of Missouri, Yale and UNLV, there is no better time to address this issue and let people come together to honor those who have helped pave the way as we continue to strive for equality.”

The media are invited to attend.

What: Eracism: An Event to Eliminate Racism and Inequality in America

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Who: Activist Hannah Brown and former NSHE Regent June Whitley

Where: CSN Cheyenne campus, June Whitley Student Lounge

About CSN:

Founded in 1971 and educating thousands of students a semester, the College of Southern Nevada (csn.edu) is the state’s largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution. CSN students can choose from over 150 degree and certificate options in more than 90 areas of study, including 25 degree and certificate programs available entirely online. Students create flexible, personalized schedules, including day, evening, and weekend classes taught on three main campuses and multiple locations throughout Southern Nevada. CSN — your future starts here. CSN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. For more information, visit http://www.csn.edu/nondiscrimination

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