Immediate: February 18, 2014
Media Contact: Alicia Steger – 516.572.9634
Women’s History Month at Nassau Community College
Social Justice: Women and Incarceration
Garden City, NY – In observance of Women’s History Month, the Nassau Community College Women’s History Month Committee offers events raising awareness about the most pressing issues surrounding incarceration, especially as it effects girls and women. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Sara Hosey at 516.572.7082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Sterilization: Incarceration as Population Policy, Tues., March 4, College Center Building (CCB) 252, 1:00 p.m. Historian Ricki Solinger discusses the “right” to have children, focusing on the impact of incarceration on motherhood in the U.S.
The Women in Prisons Project, Thurs., March 6, CCB 252, 1:00 p.m. Tamar Kraft-Stolar, the director of the Women in Prisons Project of the Correctional Association of New York, and Mercedes Smith, an activist, will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing incarcerated women.
Orange is the New Black, Mon., March 17, CCB Multipurpose Room, 11:00 a.m. Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black, upon which the popular Netflix series is based, will discuss her experiences during and after her incarceration.
Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connection with Trees, Tues., March 18, CCB 252, 1:00 p.m. “Queen of Forest Canopy Research” Dr. Nalini Nadkarni will discuss her work on environmental issues, as well as her collaboration with scientists and prison inmates, to carry out research projects in conservation and restoration biology.
The Shackling of Pregnant Women, Thurs., March 20, Bradley Hall Ballroom, 1:00 p.m. Activists Dan Moshenberg and Brigitte Marti will discuss their work to end the shackling of pregnant women in labor.
Pursuing Global Justice Through Grassroots Change, Tues., March 25, CCB 252, 1:00 p.m. Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, discusses her organization's work to alleviate poverty, hunger and disease among people across the globe. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Project.
Girls Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS), Wed., March 26, CCB 252, 12:30 p.m. Rachel Lloyd of GEMS will discuss her work to empower girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division 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. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.