cultural calendar spring 2007

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Immediate: February 5, 2007Alicia Steger 516.572.9634e-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.eduSpring 2007 Cultural Program

Garden City, NY Nassau Community College offers the exciting and timely events listed below during its spring 2007 Cultural Program. The programs, all of 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 and photo ID is required. For more information about the NCC Cultural Program, please call 516.572.7153.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy - Pietra Rivoli, Mon., March 5 at 11:00 a.m. Georgetown University Economist Pietra Rivoli will take you on a fascinating around-the-world adventure to reveal the life story of her six-dollar T-shirt. Find out about the markets, power and politics of world trade.

Last Words A Solo Theatre Piece Kenny Carnes, Wed., March 7 at 12:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Using the last words of actual Death Row inmates, actor Kenny Carnes brings to life Albert Peoples, convicted of murdering his brother. Peoples will try to convince the jury (the audience) to spare his life by describing his brutal upbringing and circumstances. Will the audience give Peoples the death penalty or life imprisonment?

Overcoming Cancer and Other Life Road Blocks Diem Brown, Thurs., March 22 at 11:30 a.m. Twenty-five year old Diem Brown was featured on MTV's Road Rules Challenge in 2005 and 2006. During the show, she had surgery for ovarian cancer, and MTV's cameras followed her through chemotherapy and treatment. A fierce competitor on the show, Diem removed her wig for the challenge on national television.

The Progression of Feminism: Where Are We Going? Gloria Steinem, Mon., March 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Feminist, Author and Journalist, Gloria Steinem is the founder of Ms. Magazine, and the co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus, the Women's Action Alliance, the Coalition of Labor Union Women and New York magazine. Cosponsored with the Women's History Month Committee. Priority seating will be given to NCC students and employees.

Solving the Energy Crisis and Global Warming Steve Curwood, Mon., April 16 at 12:30 p.m. Steve Curwood is the producer and host of Living on Earth, heard on more than 300 National Public Radio affiliates. It is possible to solve the energy crisis and Steve will tell us how.

Left to Tell Ð Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust Immaculee Ilibagiza, Mon., April 23 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. For 91 days in 1994, Immaculee Ilibagzia and seven other women huddled in the cramped bathroom of a local Rwandan pastor's home while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. The story of this remarkable woman's journey through the darkness of genocide is truly inspirational.

Three Men in a Room: The Inside Story of Power and Betrayal in Albany's Legislature Seymour P. Lachman, Mon., April 23 at 3:30 p.m. Former New York State Senator Seymour Lachman exposes our New York State government as corrupt, inefficient and undemocratic. Lachman has been president of the NYC Board of Education and University Dean of City University of New York. Cosponsored by the NCC chapter of NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group).

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