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Guests at Lecture Series to Discuss Community Impact of Profiling

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate: January 28, 2002

Dr. Alice Green, executive director for the Center of Law and Justice in Albany, and Commander Paul Breen of the Albany Police Department will discuss the practice of profiling in the next program of the "Voices" Library Lecture Series at Hudson Valley Community College. The public is invited to attend the program at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Bulmer Teleommunications Center.

Professor Peter Sanzen of the college's Criminal Justice Department will moderate the panel discussion, which will address the impact on the community of profiling and will define related legal issues.

The program is one of several presented by the college during Black History Month. On Wednesday, Feb. 20 the Voices Library Lecture Series will present a program titled "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City: the Politics and Pleasures of Hip-Hop." That program will feature Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, author of "What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture."

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.