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March & April 2016: The Spring 2016 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College

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The Nassau Community College Cultural Program

Spring 2016 Speaker Series

 

Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College presents its Spring 2016 Cultural Program, which features presentations by Emmy award winning ABC journalist John Quinones; Kim Barker, the reporter at the heart of the new Tina Fey film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; Anita Hill, who testified before the United States Senate that now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her during her employment at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and more.

Kim Barker "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: the Taliban Shuffle" Wednesday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the CCB Multipurpose Room

The reporter at the heart of the new Tina Fey movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Kim Barker covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Chicago Tribune from 2004-2009. Her book, The Taliban Shuffle, describes — with brutal honesty and black humor — contacts with warlords, fundamentalists and drug kingpins, as well as the daily life of a journalist in a war-torn country.

John Quinones "What Would You Do?" Monday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the CCB Multipurpose Room Seating will be reserved for NCC students and employees until 9:25 a.m.

John Quinones is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of the ABC newsmagazine Primetime and is the sole anchor of the popular television series What Would You Do? Having grown up in a poor family of migrant workers to eventually become ABC's first Latino correspondent, Quinones shares his powerful story and asks all of us to take a good look in the mirror. What do we do when we witness injustice, racism or bullying...as an individual?...as a nation? Do we step in or do we step aside?

Lawrence Lessig "The Supreme Court and the 2016 Presidential Election" Wednesday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. in CCB 252/253

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig is the Internet's most celebrated lawyer. His 2015 presidential campaign was a crusade for campaign finance reform with a clarion call to "fix democracy first." Scientific American named him one of America's Top 50 Visionaries. Lessig holds a BA in economics, a BS in management, an MA in philosophy, and a JD from Yale Law School. He was a law clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Special Event Cosponsored with Women's History Month and the Sexual Harassment Education Subcommittee

Anita Hill "Reimagining Equality" Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the CCB Multipurpose Room Seating will be reserved for NCC students and employees until 9:55 a.m. and 12:55 p.m.

Over 25 years ago, Professor Anita Hill testified before the United States Senate that now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her during her employment at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Today, Hill is an author, activist, and professor of law, public policy and women's studies at Brandeis University.

These programs are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Please note reserved seating arrangements as listed. For more information about the spring 2016 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College, call 516.572.7148.

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 almost 22,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 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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