Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maysoon Zayid's "Survival of the Unfittest"


In the spirit of the fast approaching Thanksgiving festivities, I would be remiss in not expressing how fortunate the Hofstra community is to have such a lively and interactive campus. On any given day, you can stumble upon an executive speaker at a Frank G. Zarb Business School event, a Common Hour Compliment on a Random Acts of Kindness Day, or find forty students doing organized yoga on the Quad. But sometimes, the students and larger community of Hofstra are fortunate enough to welcome a particularly special guest to our campus. This week, Hofstra is a buzz with the forward looking Thanksgiving break, the Men’s Basketball game versus Stony Brook, the Indian Festival of Lights, and another particularly exciting event. On Friday night at 6:00 p.m., Pride PALS and the rest of the Hofstra community welcome Maysoon Zayid, writer, actress, and hilarious standup comedian, to the Monroe Lecture Hall stage. 


Maysoon was a full-time O-Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, has recently appeared on the Queen Latifah Show, spoke at TEDWomen2013, as well as appeared on Comedy Central, PBS, CNN, HBO, MTV, ABS, and BBC. Not only is Maysoon a successful comedian and personality in New York City and around the word, she was also a delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and named one of 21 leaders of the 21st century by Women’s Enews, is the founder of Maysoon’s Kids, an education and wellness program for disabled and wounded refugee children, and was a 2013 honoree of United Cerebral Palsy of NYC’s Women Who Care Awards.
Don’t miss out on welcoming this big personality and conscientious soul into our Hofstra community! The event is open to the public and anyone is welcome to join in the experience. And admission is FREE! Bring your children, friends, and family to meet your student for a wonderful hour of laughs from an amazing female leader.
For more information, please contact the Office of Parent and Family Programs at 516.463.4698 or parents@hofstra.edu

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