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MARCH 15, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT PROF. GEOFFREY SHEEHAN AT 203-332-5270

THE CULTURE OF HOPE AND RESCUE FOCUS OF HCC PERFORMANCE

BRIDGEPORT – The Culture of Hope and Rescue, an effort to end child sex slavery and exploitation, will be spotlighted Thursday, March 22, when the group Love146 visits Housatonic Community College.

The complex influences of culture, religion, economics and politics require a thoughtful, committed response to this problem, according to Love146’s website.  In response to this, Love146 has initiated two core programs to combat the issue: prevention and aftercare. In addition, Love146 is accumulating a body of research for use by itself, the communities it serves, and its partners.

Through poetry, lectures and discussions, Love146 will discuss the problem and how to address it. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center in Lafayette Hall.

The event, which is open to the public at no charge, is being held as part of the college’s Third Thursday Cultural Celebration series. During most months in the academic year, a performing artist representing a specific culture comes to the college on the third Thursday of each month. This month, the event is being held on the fourth Thursday because of Spring Break.

For more information, contact Prof. Geoffrey Sheehan at 203-332-5270.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.

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Anson C. Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-332-5229, Fax: 203-332-5247
E-mail: asmith@hcc.commnet.edu