For Release: February 27, 2014
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Nassau Community College Presents
Orange is the New Black - Author Piper Kerman
Garden City, NY – Piper Kerman, the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, will present Orange is the New Black on Monday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building at Nassau Community College.
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, the adaptation of which has proven to be a wildly popular Netflix television series, has been called the yuppies’ view of prison. Kerman is a consultant to the show. Born into a Boston clan of doctors, lawyers and teachers, she was a graduate of Smith College when she had a very brief, very careless dalliance into the world of drug trafficking. Following a plea deal for her crime, Kerman spent over a year in the infamous women’s correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. In her memoir, she takes readers into B-Dorm, a community of eccentric, vividly drawn women whose lives are marked by physical abuse, mental illness and addiction. Today, Kerman is a married mother of a toddler. She served on the board of the Women’s Prison Association, an advocacy group, and currently works for a public interest communications firm.
Orange is the New Black — which is sponsored by the NCC Cultural Program — is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about the program, call 516.572.7148.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and 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. Visit www.ncc.edu for more information.