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Dr. Alice Green To Speak On Rockefeller Laws

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Hudson Valley Community College's Black and Latino Student Alliance will present a lecture and discussion on the New York State Rockefeller drug laws with Dr. Alice Green on October 15. Green will speak at 11 a.m. in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 of the college's Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

A noted political activist and prison reform advocate, Green is the founder and executive director of the Albany-based Center for Law and Justice, a not-for-profit community organization that monitors criminal justice activities, provides legal assistance and criminal justice advocacy, and organizes efforts to change social policy and to empower poor people and people of color. Green ran for lieutenant governor as a Green Party candidate in 1998.

Hudson Valley's Black and Latino Student Alliance was established in 1968, and the club's purpose is to promote the goals of the community and the college system, and to encourage the enlightenment of pride and/or knowledge of Black and Latino history and of Black and Latino 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 11,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.