Women's History Month 2011


Immediate: February 8, 2011

Media Contact: Alicia Steger – 516.572.9634E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.eduncc.edu/newsreleases

The Nassau Community College Women’s History Month Committee Presents Women Claiming Justice

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 Prof. Pramila Venkateswaran at 516.572.9811 or pramila.venkateswaran@ncc.edu.

One Woman’s Fight, A Country’s New Law: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Monday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. Lilly Ledbetter, worker rights activist and author of the first law President Obama signed, tells her story.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. Esther Armah, WBAI Wake-Up Call host/commentator, leads a discussion.

Panel Discussion on Homeless Teens in Prostitution and Trafficking, Tuesday, March 8 11:30 a.m. Rachel Lloyd of GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services) heads the discussion. This event is co-sponsored by the NCC Black History Month Committee and Haraya, an NCC club that focuses on the African American experience in the diaspora.

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to What Matters, Tuesday, March 15, 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.

Claiming Land and Life: Native People’s Rights, Monday, March 21, 12:30 p.m. Activist and writer Winona LaDuke, a Green Party vice-presidential candidate and winner of such awards as Ms. Woman of the Year, makes the case for land preservation.

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.

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 24,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 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. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.

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