The Nassau Community College Women’s History Month Committee Presents "Gendered Politics/Politicizing Gender"


Immediate: February 25, 2008 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:


The Nassau Community College Women’s History Month Committee Presents "Gendered Politics/Politicizing Gender"

Garden City, NY  In celebration of Women's History Month, the Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee offers events that discuss the politics of gender. All programs take place in the College Center Building and are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Abele, Acting Coordinator, Women's Studies Project, at or 516.572.7082.

Gendered Activism: Workplace Politics, Anti-Pornography, and Anarchy, Tuesday, March 4, 10:00 a.m., College Center Building. Recent UConn graduates Estela Lopez, Emily Cahill and Abbey Willis discuss how undergraduate coursework led to their personal activism and how this activism now informs their professional lives and goals.

Ecology, Tantra, and the Mother Ground, Thursday, March 6, 2:30 p.m., College Center Building. In the face of current conflicts and health issues, tantra is among transformative alternatives to dualistic, top-down mental habits. Respected scholar and poet Suzanne Ironbiter introduces the tantra view and reads from her epic poem.

Folk Poet and Progressive Queer Artist and Activist Alix Olson, Monday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., College Center Building. Dubbed a “word warrior,” Alix Olson is an internationally touring folk poet who ignites audiences everywhere she performs. She has twice headlined HBO's Def Poetry Jam.

Finding Lost Girls: Gendering Diasporas and Re-Imagining Home, Monday, March 10, 12:30 p.m., College Center Building. Drawing on her fieldwork in the Sudan, Dr. Lynette Jackson explores the impact of gender on the ways in which people experience catastrophes and redefine things like gender, protection and home.

A Day with Writer Nahid Rachlin, Wednesday, March 12; Q&A, 12:30 p.m., Public Reading, 2:00 p.m., Seminar 3:30 p.m., College Center Building. The appearance of this award-winning writer and novelist is a Special Event of the Women's Studies Faculty and is cosponsored by the Creative Writing Project at NCC.

Gender, Sex and Social Justice, Monday, March 17, 11:00 a.m., College Center Building. The poetry of Ignacio Rivera, a trans multi-gender, economic and racial justice activist/performance artist, exudes the consciousness of activism with a soulful flavor. Cosponsored by PRIDE and Cultural Programming.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: From Hillary to Britney: Girls Gone Wild, Thursday, April 24, 1:00 p.m., College Center Building. A writer, performer and political humorist for 25 years, Kate Clinton still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time. Hear her deft take on politics, gender and culture during this landmark election year. Seating for this event is limited and priority seating will be given to NCC students.


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