February 2018: Black History Month Events


Immediate:  January 26, 2018

Nassau Community College Celebrates Black History Month

Garden City, NY — Nassau Community College celebrates Black History Month 2018 with a series of events illustrating the African American experience

Monday, February 5; 11:00 a.m.; Multipurpose Room, College Center Building (CCB)
Speaker: Marlon Cole
Playwright Marlon Cole shares his inspiration for writing as well as the challenges of the playwright and his views on the state of African American literature. Cole is the founder of M.O.C. Arts & Theatre Inc., a non-profit stage performance company that provides and promotes the theatrical arts.

Wednesday, February 7; 11:30 a.m.; Multipurpose Room, CCB
W.E.B. Du Bois: A Man For All Times
The Pulse Ensemble Theatre delivers a dramatic performance about Du Bois, a civil rights activist who fought tirelessly for anti-lynching laws, women's rights and the right for all people to have work, free education and medical coverage. Written and directed by Alexa Kelly and featuring Brian Richardson.

Thursday, February 811:30 a.m.Room 252/253, CCB
Speaker: Marc Lamont Hill
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. An award winning journalist, he has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill has held positions at Temple University, Columbia University and Morehouse College. Author or co-author of four books, his research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics and education.

Friday, February 16, Time TBD, Multipurpose Room, CCB
AfroLatinos: The Untaught History
The Nassau Community College Office of Equity, Inclusion and Affirmative Action, A.L.A.N.A. and the Black History Committee partner with the Nassau County District Attorney's Office to present this documentary about the untaught history of the African diaspora in Latin America.

Thursday, February 22, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room, CCB
African American Business Expo
An opportunity for local businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations to network, promote their products and services and find resources. Sponsored by The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce and Long Island Business News. For admission and vendor registration visit or call 516.572.0670.

Tuesday, February 27, 11:30 a.m., Multipurpose Room, CCB
Speaker/Comedian Amanda Seales
Amanda Seales, formerly known by her stage name Amanda Diva, is an American comedian, actress, disc jockey, recording artist and radio personality. Aside from her solo career, she was also a touring member of the musical group Floetry.

Tuesday, March 207:00 p.m.Multipurpose Room, CCB
Users: 21st Century Drug, Well, Sort Of
A performance of Marlon Cole's Off-Broadway play, Users: 21st Century Drug, Well, Sort Of.

These Black History Month events at Nassau Community College are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about them, call 516.572.7376.

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

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About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of The State University of New York, is an institution where almost 20,000 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.


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