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Immediate:  April 3, 2018

Nassau Community College Spring 2018 Cultural Program
Censorship in Public Colleges and Universities
April 11

Garden City, NY –

Who:  Don Parker, an organizer of the Long Island Coalition Against Censorship.

What:  Parker will discuss censorship in public colleges and universities

When:  Wednesday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m.

Where:  Room 252/253 of the College Center Building on the campus of Nassau Community College

Why:  Students, faculty members and administrators in public institutions of learning are guaranteed their constitutional First Amendment Rights. Nonetheless, incidents of censorship include administrative control of the student press, prohibition of lectures by faculty, refusal to recognize a student organization, and attempts to ban the performance of a controversial play.

Censorship in Public Colleges and Universities is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about this program, call 516.572.7148.

Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634; alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases

About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 20,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education 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.

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