* IMPORTANT MEDIA UPDATE *
SISTER SOULJAH HAS STIPULATED THAT THERE BE NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING DURING THIS LECTURE, AND THAT THE PRESS CONFERENCE BE LIMITED TO CAMPUS MEDIA ONLY.
For Immediate Release: January 28, 2014
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Nassau Community College Presents: Black History Month 2014
Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist
Garden City, NY – As part of its Black History Month celebration, Nassau Community College is pleased to present a program by prominent activist and author Sister Souljah, who will speak about her life experiences. Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist will take place on Tuesday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the College Center Building.
The author of four best-selling books, Sister Souljah is a multidimensional woman. From 1995 to 2007 she was the Executive Director of Daddy's House Social Programs, the charitable wing of Bad Boy Entertainment. At Daddy's House, Souljah created cultural and academic programs that were offered to urban youth and housed at New York City's Columbia University. She also created, designed and directed summer sleep away camps and international youth travel groups for the organization.
Souljah has produced several outdoor rallies and concerts against racially motivated crimes, police brutality and the mis-education of urban youth. As an entertainer, she has spoken to the hip-hop audience about politics, culture, business and social organization. She spoke at the Million Woman March, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live, and was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
Born in the Bronx, Souljah graduated from Rutgers University and traveled throughout her college years. During that time, she worked with refugee children in Mozambique and participated in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. In the U.S., she created, financed and implemented the African Youth Survival Camp, a six-week summer sleep away academic/cultural camp for 200 children of homeless families.
Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Please note that priority seating for this event will be given to NCC students with current ID. For more information about it, please call Tina Wynder at 516.572.7771.
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About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where almost 23,000 full- and part-time students and nearly approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.