Immediate: October 24, 2017
Garden City, NY — The Nassau Community College Cultural Program My Search for Justice, with Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, will take place on Monday, November 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building. As the matriarch of one of Staten Island's largest African-American families, Gwen Carr has earned nationwide recognition as the mother of Eric Garner, a man killed by New York City police in July of 2014. His words "I can't breathe" were caught on camera, and his death continues to play an integral role in the ongoing conversation about police brutality in the United States. Gwen Carr has worked with the Justice Committee — a grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City and empowering low-income Latino/as and other people of color to address these issues. The committee petitioned Governor Cuomo for an executive order to provide their ongoing battle with a special prosecutor. For more information about My Search for Justice, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148. Media Contact Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 firstname.lastname@example.org ncc.edu/newsreleases Ref. 1985.10/24/17/150 About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, part of The State University of New York, is an institution where almost 20,000 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. Visit www.ncc.edu for more information.