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February 8, 2018: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill: "Race, Politics and American Life"

NEWS RELEASE

Immediate:  January 31, 2018

Nassau Community College Presents

Award Winning Journalist and Educator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Race, Politics, and American Life

Thursday, February 8

Garden City, NY — In celebration of Black History Month, Nassau Community College will present Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, an award winning journalist—currently the host of BET News and a contributor for CNN—who will speak about Race, Politics, and American Life in Room 252/253 of the College Center Building at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 8.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, among others. He is currently the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College. Dr. Hill is the author or co-author of four books, including the award-winning Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity; The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America; The New York Times bestseller Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond; and Gentrifier.

Trained as an anthropologist of education, Dr. Hill holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics and education in the United States and the Middle East.

Dr. Hill's presentation is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about this event, 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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