October 7, 2015, Jersey City, NJ
– The Hudson County Community College Lecture Series will resume this fall as
part of the College’s new Cultural Affairs Program. The Lecture Series public
offerings will feature three accomplished and engaging individuals who hail
from the journalism and entertainment sectors. All of the events are open to
the community, and there is no charge for admission. However, tickets are required for admission and are available
on a first-come, first-served basis.
The HCCC Lecture Series events will
be held at 6:00 p.m. at either the College’s Culinary Conference Center – 161
Newkirk St. in Jersey City, NJ, or at the HCCC North Hudson Campus – 4800
Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, NJ.
Hinojosa, the Emmy-winning journalist, will be the first speaker, appearing on
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the HCCC North Hudson Campus. Ms. Hinojosa is a
trailblazer in news and investigative journalism with more than 25 years
experience reporting on critical issues and the changing cultural and political
landscape in America. She is now the anchor and executive producer of NPR’s
Peabody-winning program, Latino USA.
Thursday, Oct. 29, the actor, producer and author Sean Astin will appear at the
HCCC Culinary Conference Center. Mr. Astin is best known for his film roles as
Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings
trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies,
and the title character in Rudy. In
his 2004 memoir, There and Back Again: An
Actor’s Tale (co-authored with Joe Layden), he recounted his film career
with emphasis on his Lord of the Rings
Haygood, the Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist and author of The Butler: A Witness to History, will
speak on Nov. 19 at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center. Mr. Haygood was also
associate producer of the film version of his best-selling book, The Butler. In his distinguished career
as a journalist for The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, he covered some of
the nation’s most historic events. Mr. Haygood’s newest book is Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme
Court Nomination That Changed America.
producer and director Ava DuVernay will share her experiences on Thursday, Feb.
11, 2016 at HCCC’s Culinary Conference Center. DuVernay’s credits include the
films I Will Follow, Middle of Nowhere, and the critically
Meeting,” a play by Jeff Stetson, will be presented on Thursday, March 31, 2016
at the Culinary Conference Center. “The Meeting” portrays an imaginary meeting
between civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
Tickets for the HCCC 2015-16
Lecture Series may be obtained by contacting (201) 360-4020.