Rider University hosts Dr. Loretta Long, Sesame Street's Susan

Long to discuss her pioneering TV role and book

Rider University will host “Breaking Barriers: Pioneering Voices in Educational Television with Dr. Loretta Long, Susan from Sesame Street” on Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bart Luedeke Center's Cavalla Room.

Long will share her journey and experiences as one of the original characters on the iconic children's TV show Sesame Street. She will also giveaway copies of the book, "My Best Friends Call Me Susan," written in collaboration with Scott Alboum, Rider's video technologies coordinator.

The event will include two breakout sessions from 1:30-2:45 p.m., "Niches and Leadership in Media for Minorities" and "Bridging the Gap: Succeeding as a First-Generation College Student."

“Breaking Barriers" is part of the Tapestry initiative from Rider's Department of Communication and Journalism, which aims to engage students in media learning activities including filmmaking, journalistic reporting and community educational presentations to illuminate the perspectives and voices of underrepresented groups within society.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Rider's Department of Communication and Journalism at 609-896-5209.