Womens History 2010

NEWS RELEASE

I mmediate: January 25, 2010 Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 Email: alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases    

Celebrate Women's History Month at Nassau Community College 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. Barbara Horn, Coordinator, Women's Studies Project, at barbara.horn@ncc.edu or 516.572.7082.

Conserving Water: Saving Women's Lives, Monday, March 8, 12:30 p.m. Betsy Damon, founder of Keepers of the Waters and environmental artist, discusses her manifesto Inspiring and Promoting Projects that Combine Art, Science, and Community in Order to Restore Water Sources.

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to What Matters, Thursday, March 11, 1:00 p.m. Jessica Valenti, founder of feministing.com, author of The Purity Myth and other popular third-wave feminist books and contributor to the Colbert Report and New York Magazine, presents her “slangy, profane and disconcertingly funny” take on how to promote change.

Sapphire Speaks on Precious, Monday, March 15, 2:00 p.m. Author of the novel Push, poet and writer Sapphire discusses how this critically acclaimed work became the hit movie Precious (co-sponsored with the NCC Cultural Program).

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nina Totenberg: The Supreme Court, Women's Choices and the Law, Wednesday, March 17, 11:00 a.m.  Totenberg, the National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent who disclosed sexual harassment charges against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, speaks on women's issues and the new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Please note that seating is limited and priority seating will be given to NCC students.

Attacking the Trafficking in Women, Monday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. Norma Ramos, public interest attorney, social justice activist, Co-Executive Director of te Coalition Against Trafficking in Women and winner of the 2009 Humanist Heroine Award presents strategies for action. Related ActivityCollege Center Building Showcases and Library Exhibition Related to Women's History, The Month of March, Art Department Students and Faculty. Co-curated by Debra Puzzo and Prof. Mena Romano.

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