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February 9: "Latino Americans"


Immediate:  January 27, 2016

Nassau Community College to Host Latino Americans as Part of National Endowment for the Humanities Grant


February 9

Garden City, NY –

Who: The Nassau Community College Latin American Studies Project and the NCC Library.

What: Prof. Mario A. Murillo of Hofstra University — who has written for many publications about Hispanics in America and lived for six months in Columbia as a Fulbright Scholar — will use clips from parts five (Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980) and six (Peril and Promise (1980-2000) of Latino Americans, an award-winning PBS documentary, to enhance his discussion about the Latino experience in the United States.

When: Tuesday, February 9, at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Room 252-253 of the College Center Building on the NCC campus (One Education Drive, Garden City, New York).

Why: This event is made possible by a grant to NCC's A. Holly Patterson Library called Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. The grant — offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association — supports the American public's exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country's largest minority group.

Contact: Prof. Lisa Errico, Project Director, at 516.572.7401, ext. 26064, or lisa.errico@ncc.edu.This is event is free and open to the public.

Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 alicia.steger@ncc.edu ncc.edu/newsreleases

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 22,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 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.

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