Our Warmest Congratulations to Our Colleague Professor Anissa Moore


Nassau Community College
AAUP Advocacy Chapter

January 18, 2016

To save [humanity] from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is fitting that on a day celebrating the birthday of the African-American man who contributed perhaps more than any other American of any race or gender to the moral and racial progress of the United States, Dr. Martin Luther King, we also acknowledge and celebrate the historic election of Professor Anissa Moore to the Long Beach City Council. Professor Moore, a member of the Communications Department and the Executive Committee of the AAUP/NCC, is the first African-American elected to this office. Her speech, delivered on the day of her swearing in, January 1, 2016, addressed the momentousness of this occasion for herself, people of color, and all residents of Long Beach and Long Island: “Today is not an ordinary day, it is a moment in history…Today we stand together recognizing what ordinary people can do through the power of the vote.” Congratulations Anissa!

Tim Strode, PhD
NCC AAUP, Executive Committee

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