The Spring 2008 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College


Immediate: February 4, 2008 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:

The Spring 2008 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY Nassau Community College offers the exciting and timely events listed below during its spring 2008 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. For more information about the Cultural Program, please call 516.572.7153.

Tracee Ellis Ross Fame vs. Success Monday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. Ross, daughter of music legend Diana Ross, stars as Joan Clayton on the hit sitcom Girlfriends, now in its eighth year on the CW network. Charming, classy and beautiful, she has earned five NAACP Image Award nominations and a BET Comedy Award. Seating for this program is limited and priority seating will be given to NCC students.

Be Heard: Talking About Mental Health  John Kevin Hines  Wednesday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. Eight years ago, college freshman Hines survived a suicide jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Today he travels the country sharing his message of living every day grounded to the things he loves. His presentation discusses bipolar disorder, depression, suicide and survival.

Jabali African Acrobats Monday, March 10 at 11:00 a.m. This incredible Kenyan troupe combines Chinese and African acrobatic traditions in a breath-taking show of contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, chair balancing, Congo snake dancing, and flamingo limbo. Don't miss Kenya's “high-energy super circus!”

How to Rig an Election Allen Raymond Wednesday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. Raymond, a top GOP political operative for many years, spells out the “dirty tricks” in campaigning. An understanding of the “black art” of campaigning should be useful as we approach the November 2008 presidential election.

The Police and the Constitution James Coll Wednesday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. America's legal system struggles with the balance between preserving individual liberty and ensuring public safety: Miranda warnings, frisking, car searches, admissibility of evidence, etc. James Coll, a NYPD detective and NCC adjunct History professor, will show how Founding Era ideals have been applied to police powers in modern society. But For the Grace: Voices of Hunger a one-person performance by Bob Jaffe Monday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Actor Bob Jaffe brings to life ten people who come into a food bank for assistance, including a seven-year-old boy embarrassed by hunger, a widowed immigrant woman, and a partially disabled truck driver trying to make ends meet. This moving show tells the stories we need to hear, understand and feel. The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence Robert Bryce Monday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. Texan Bryce, Managing Editor of the Energy Tribune, offers a hard, uncompromising look at the rhetoric of energy independence. Alternative energy sources aren't so abundant, and energy isolationism isn't realistic, Bryce believes. There are answers to America's dependence on oil, but they aren't simple.