Just an Ordinary Lawyer -- A Play, With Songs

Written and performed by Tayo Aluko, with live piano accompaniment from Hofstra alumnus Dennis NelsonJust An Ordinary Lawyer tells the story of Nigerian Tunji Sowande as he quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.

“A fascinating show ... packs in so much” The Guardian

Presented by the Center for Civic Engagement.

Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center; Hofstra University Honors College; Departments of Drama and Dance, History, and Sociology; and Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice.

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus

Free and open to the public

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

This event is part of Civil Rights Day presented by the Center for Civic Engagement. for a full schedule of Civil Rights Day 2018 events: hofstra.edu/crd 

For information and a complete schedule of CCE events, please visit hofstra.edu/cce.



Thursday, March 01, 2018





Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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