NCC's Fall 2016 Cultural Program


For Immediate Release:  October 17, 2016

Nassau Community College's Fall 2016 Cultural Program


Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College is pleased to present its Fall 2016 Cultural Program, which features programs by award-winning journalist Kim Ghattas, who covers Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign for the BBC; Nassau County Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter; Donna Hicks, who has 20 years of experience facilitating conflicts in the Middle East, Northern Ireland and the United Nations, and more.

How Can America Heal From the Presidential Election? Donna Hicks October 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the CCB (College Center Building), Room 252/253 After a political campaign fraught with indignities, how can our opposing parties and divided country reconcile? Donna Hicks has 20 years of experience facilitating conflicts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Cuba, Northern Ireland, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the U.S. Navy. She is also the author of Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict.

Police-Community Relations Nassau County Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter November 14 at 2:00 p.m. in CCB 252/253 In a time of mistrust and acrimony between many police departments and the communities they serve, what is Nassau County doing to improve this relationship? Find out from Thomas C. Krumpter, who has been Acting Police Commissioner of Nassau County since 2011.

Becoming Nicole: the Transformation of an American Family The True Story of a Transgender Girl and Her Identical Twin Brother Amy Ellis Nutt November 16 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the CCB Multipurpose Room Author Amy Ellis Nutt, Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter for the Washington Post, has written the best seller, Becoming Nicole, about the essential issues of gender and identity. What makes a child's identity? How does a transgender child affect the whole family?

What Does the World Think About America After the Election? Kim Ghattas November 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the CCB Multipurpose Room Award winning journalist Kim Ghattas covers international affairs as well as the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). A regular columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, she has written extensively about events in the Middle East, the refugee crisis, the Iran-Saudi rivalry and the foreign policy of the presidential candidates.

Act Like a Feminist Artist Guerilla Girl Aphra Behn December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in CCB 252/253 As a member of the Guerilla Girls since 1997, Aphra Behn (alter ego of Donna Kaz) wore a gorilla mask as she protested sexism in the art world. Find out about the successes and struggles of a grassroots movement, as well as the humor and creativity that the Guerilla Girls employed so successfully.

For more information about NCC's fall 2016 cultural programs, which are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148.

Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634

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 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. For more information, visit

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