Garden City, NY The Nassau Community College (NCC) Jewish Studies Project is proud to present two events on Wednesday, November 7. "Sweatshops Then, Sweatshops Now" featuring Daniel Soyer will begin at 2:00 p.m. "The Heart Has Reasons: Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children During the Holocaust" with Mark Klempner will begin at 3:30 p.m. Both programs, which are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, will take place in Room 252/253 of the College Center Building.
Since the mid-nineteenth century, the garment industry has helped to define New York economy, culture, politics and social life. In "Sweatshops Then, Sweatshops Now," Daniel Soyer Ð a prolific author and a history professor at Fordham University where he teaches American immigration and ethnic history Ð examines conditions in early New York sweatshops as compared to today.
History speaks in "The Heart Has Reasons: Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children During the Holocaust." Mark Kempner, whose writing has appeared in a wide variety of periodicals and media outlets, presents the words of rescuers reflecting on their lives and deeds, sharing their stories, their wisdom and their thoughts on contemporary issues.
"Sweatshops Then, Sweatshops Now" and "The Heart Has Reasons: Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children During the Holocaust" are funded by the New York Council for the Humanities Speakers in the Humanities program. For further information about these programs, please contact Dr. Sally Ann Drucker, Coordinator of the NCC Jewish Studies Project, at 516.572.7796.
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Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 21,000 full- and part-time students and 14,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 60 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.