September 3, 2013
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Adelphi University Connects to the 2013 Global Citizen Festival

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Global Citizen LogoAdelphi University alumnus, music icon, Public Enemy founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (aka Chuck D., 1984), said it best at this year’s Adelphi University Commencement “…Culture at its best and most purposeful, brings human beings together in a unique, special shared moment while knocking the differences away. That’s what music does at its best.”  

Bringing “human beings together in a unique, special shared moment…that’s what music does at its best” is what Adelphi University and the Global Poverty Project aim to do at the 2013 Global Citizen Festival. Adelphi University has partnered with the Global Poverty Project to raise awareness of global issues such as ending poverty and hunger, increasing accessible education and promoting environmental sustainability–all initiatives that the University has been spearheading for several years.

Adelphi is at the forefront of educating the next generation of global leaders with a commitment to social responsibility and justice, civic participation, community engagement, global awareness and global activism. 

The Global Citizen Festival is Saturday, September 28 in the Great Lawn of Central Park– just 23 miles from the Garden City campus. It will feature musical performances by Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer. Audience tickets cannot be bought but rather earned by taking action on social issues.

For more information about the Global Citizen Festival and Adelphi University partnership, please visit

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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