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School for Social Change to host Michael Nutter

Why should I go? Is this event worthwhile? Will it be educational and broaden my perspective?

The beginning of each semester presents seemingly more invitations to campus events than the one before. Here is yet another invitation, but a worthwhile and useful one.

On Sept. 14, Michael Nutter, the 2008 Democratic mayoral candidate for Philadelphia, will be lecturing about his vision for the city. The Center for Community Education of the Campolo School for Social Change is hosting this event at Mother African Zoar United Methodist Church. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 7:30 p.m.

Wanda Bailey-Green, director at the Center for Community Education, said in an email that Philadelphia is 85 percent Democrat, and that Nutter will mostly likely be the next mayor. According to Bailey-Green, this event will be extremely helpful for people of Philadelphia and the neighboring areas to hear his thoughts about the city.

Because Eastern’s main campus is located about 30 minutes from Philadelphia and many students are involved in clubs, internships and recreational activities, the election of a new mayor could affect Eastern students who are involved in the city.

Bailey-Green said that the Center for Community Education is hosting this event in order “to provide information and training to increase the capacity and sustainability of our immediate community, faith-based organizations and community-based organizations in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.”

For more information about Nutter, visit www.nutter2007.com. Mother African Zoar UMC is located on 1204 Melon St., Philadelphia. If you are interested in attending you can RSVP by email or telephone: nutterlecture@eastern.edu or 215-769-3122.

Date: September 14

Time: Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mother African Zoar UMC, 1204 Melon St., Philadelphia

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