December 4, 2017: Promotiing Racial Reconciliation


Immediate:  November 9, 2017

Nassau Community College Cultural Program

Promoting Racial Reconciliation, Standing Up to White Supremacy

Reverend Robert W. Lee IV, Descendant of General Robert E. Lee

December 4  Rev. Robert W. Lee

Garden City, NY — The Nassau Community College Cultural Program Promoting Racial Reconciliation, Standing Up to White Supremacy will take place on Monday December 4, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 252-253 of the College Center Building. The program will be presented by Reverend Robert W. Lee IV, indirect descendant of Civil War General Robert E. Lee. Rev. Lee spoke out against white supremacy at this summer's MTV Video Music Awards, calling for the removal of confederate statues and saying, "As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America's original sin." Lee continued, "We can find inspiration in the Black Lives Matter movement, the women who marched in the Women's March in January and, especially, Heather Heyer, who died fighting for her beliefs in Charlottesville." Rev. Lee, who is 24, resigned as pastor of Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in September when some church members were uncomfortable with the attention the church was receiving. A graduate of Appalachian State University and Duke University Divinity School, Rev. Lee is the author of Stained-Glass Millennials, a book about the relationship between millennials and institutional church, and is a regular columnist for the Statesville Record & Landmark, which has covered Iredell County, North Carolina, for more than a century. For more information about Promoting Racial Reconciliation, Standing Up to White Supremacy, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148. Members of the community who plan to park their cars on campus should stop at Public Safety to get a campus parking permit. Media Contact Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 Ref. 1988.11/8/17/150 About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, part of The State University of New York, is an institution where almost 20,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. Visit for more information.

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