NCC Presents the
Spring 2020 Cultural Program

Program Highlights Include Discussions on the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump, Sex Trafficking in Nassau County, Russian Hackers Targeting American Veterans, and more

Garden City, NY (March 3, 2020) – Nassau Community College (NCC) will host a variety of engaging discussions, educational workshops and performances throughout March and April as part of its Spring 2020 Cultural Program. All events are free, open to the public, and will be held on the Nassau Community College campus, College Center Building, Room 252/253.

Spring 2020 Cultural Program

Once Upon a Time In Washington: the Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump
March 4, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.
A Discussion led by former Republican Congressman and current columnist for The Hill, John LeBoutillier and former legislative director for United States Democratic Senator Carl Levin, Chuck Cutolo.

Are Russian Hackers Targeting American Veterans?

March 12, 2020 @ 11:30 a.m.
Associate Director for Policy and Governmental Affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America and Nassau Community College alumnus Kris Goldsmith will discuss his recent report, “Hijacking our Heroes.” The report details the extent of Russian and other hackers exploiting veterans and their families through disinformation on social media.

Sex Trafficking in Nassau County

March 30, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
A discussion with Nassau County Police Department Special Victims Squad Detective Kristina Napolitano-Ferro, Nassau County Senior Assistant District Attorney Christine Guida, and the Safe Center’s Director of Human Trafficking Emily Waters.

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

April 1, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
Hedy Lamarr, glamorous movie star of the 1940s and 1950s, was more than the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World.” She invented the Frequency Hopping and Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the very cell phone in your pocket tick today! This one-woman show, written and performed by Heather Massie, is a true story of Hollywood glamour and scientific genius.

Abandoning the White Nationalist Movement

April 20, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.
Once considered the “heir” to the white supremacist movement, Derek Black renounced the movement several years ago. His father is the founder of the white supremacist website Stormfront, and his godfather is the infamous KKK leader David Duke. Black will talk about his experience growing up within the white nationalist movement, how people become involved in it, and how to combat it.

Sudanese-American Poet Safia Elhillo

April 27, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Safia Elhillo will discuss her current publications, her inspirations, and what she has coming up next.

Fair Housing on Long Island: It’s About Time!

April 29, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m.
In a continuation of Newsday’s undercover series, Fair Housing, President of ERASE Racism Elaine Gross, will discuss, how we, individually and collectively, can “say it’s a new day” and how we make that change.

About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 18,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As one of the largest single-campus two-year colleges in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit

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