Immediate: January 28, 2020
Garden City, NY — Nassau Community College celebrates Black History Month 2020 with a series of events illustrating the African American experience.
Every Tuesday and Thursday in February (except during Winter Break)
11:30am | College Union Building
Black American Film Festival
Featuring a variety of movies that portray the black experience
Through March 9
Call 516.572.5073 for hours | Plaza Art Gallery
An exhibit of photographs by John Shearer
Wednesday, February 5
11:00am | College Center Building (CCB) 252-253
Journalist, Commentator, Columnist Charles M. Blow
Blow, an Op Ed columnist at The New York Times, tackles hot-button issues like social justice, racial equality and the Black Lives Matter movement. He is author of the award-winning Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Blow will be the keynote speaker at the:
31st Annual African American Read-In
(Readers 9:30am and 12:30pm)
Wednesday, February 12
9:30am | CCB 252-253
Black to the Future
A mini-conference about the “New Black Renaissance,” exploring blackness in the 21st Century.
Monday, February 24
2:00pm | CCB 252-253
The State of Black Men in Higher Education
Presented by Dr. John Osae-Kwapong, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning.
Wednesday, February 26
11:00am | CCB 252-253
The Impact of Mental Illness on Communities of Color
Veteran journalist Renee Chenault-Fattah is especially interested in health disparities that result from racial and economic inequality and how technology can provide possible solutions
These Black History Month events are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Please note that priority seating will be given to students. For more information, call 516.572.7148.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 18,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As one of the largest single-campus two-year colleges in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.