2006 Fall Culutural Program Calendar



Immediate Release: September 9, 2006
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu

  Nassau Community College Presents Its Fall 2006 Cultural Program

Garden City, NY  Nassau Community College offers the exciting and timely events listed below during its fall 2006 Cultural Program. The programs, which take place in the NCC College Center Building, are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. In some, seating is limited. For more information about the NCC Cultural Program, call 516.572.7153.

Once a Marine Corps Captain Now the face of “Al Jazeera”: My Story Josh Rushing, Mon., Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. Rushing, serving in the Marine Corps as a public affairs officer at the media operations center of the U.S. Central Command in Iraq in 2003, was the liaison with Al Jazeera as well as the only American to figure prominently in the widely seen documentary Control Room. He will be a news correspondent for Al Jazeera's new international news channel.

The Real Three Faces of Eve: My Journey from Multiple Personalities to Mental Health Chris Sizemore, Thurs., Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Diagnosed with multiple personality disorder in the early 50s, Sizemore's story was told in the book The Three Faces of Eve, written by her psychiatrists. The book eventually became an award-winning film starring Joanne Woodward. Sizemore went on to have a successful career as an artist, write books and become a mental health advocate.

The Road to Darfur: A Theatrical Call to Action About the Genocidal Crisis in Sudan, Africa Wed., Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. The Road to Darfur is a Chapmyn Spoken Word production. The play seeks to increase awareness of issues facing the African continent through theater, poetry and dialogue. Its aim is to stimulate dialogue and inspire participants to take action.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Presents Iran and Israel: Where Are We Heading? Wed., Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m. Republican Tom DeLay is the former House Majority Leader, the second ranking leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently faces conspiracy and money laundering charges. On the international front, DeLay believes in strong support for allies and confrontation with rogue regimes. Priority in seating will be given to NCC students and employees.

Transcending Tragedy: Gaining Global Understanding Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis, Wed., Nov. 8 at 2:00 p.m. After their daughter Alexia died in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the Tsairis's established the Alexia Foundation for photojournalism that advances cultural understanding and global peace. The Alexia Foundation exhibit “Eyes on the World” will be at the NCC Firehouse Art Gallery from Nov. 2-Dec. 21.

Diary of a Mad Black Feminist Tues., Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. A live theatrical performance about controversial social issues from an African-American female perspective. Written by NCC English Prof. Marcia McNair, starring NCC Communications Prof. Anissa Gibbs, Cynthia Ricks and Sista Gurl.

Iranian-American Comedian Tissa Hami Presents: Harems, Hostages and Head Scarves: Lessons from the Comedy Club Circuit Mon., Dec. 4 at 11:00 a.m. Tissa Hami's family moved from Iran to Boston in 1978, the year before the 1979 hostage crisis. Like many future comedians, she didn't fit in. Hami who has degrees in international relations from Brown and Columbia and works a day job in admissions at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government spins laughter out of anger, turning Islamic stereotypes inside out.