Immediate: March 5, 2013
Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Nassau Community College Presents
“Street Harassment:” a Series of Programs About
Sexual Harassment Awareness
March 19, 20 & 21
Garden City, NY — Nassau Community College is proud to present “Street Harassment,” a series of programs about sexual harassment awareness. These programs, which are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, will take place in the College Center Building.
On Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. “My Name is Not Pssst!” an open forum will be facilitated by NCC Profs. Joy Williams, Women’s Studies/English; Anissa Moore, Communications; and Dr. Diana Milillo, Psychology. Forum participants will discuss their experiences with harassment and violence. This program is co-sponsored by Women’s History Month and the Psychology Club.
“What is Street Harassment?” will take place on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. During the program, Holly Kearl, founder of StopStreetHarassment.org will discuss the many facets of street harassment—such as catcalls, wolf whistles or looking up and down one’s body—its impact on women and how these behaviors sometimes escalate to physical harassment or threats. At 3:30 p.m., Craig Wright, Nassau Community College’s Affirmative Action Officer, will speak about what individuals and colleges can do to prevent sexual harassment in “Who’s Responsible? An Overview of How to Identify and Prevent Sexual Harassment.”
On Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. Performance Artist Leah King will perform skits from her one-woman show about street harassment, Can I Get a Smile?, and follow with a question and answer session. During “Sexual Harassment in the News” at 1:00 p.m., former prosecuting attorney and current NCC professor Janine Ferraro will analyze several high-profile sexual harassment cases. During “Creating a Safe Space Through the Arts” at 2:30 p.m., NCC English Prof. Dolly Litvak will facilitate participants as they draw, paint, make a collage or write about imagining an environment that is free of sexual harassment.
For more information about the programs listed above, contact Dr. Diana Milillo at 516.572.5007.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where almost 23,000 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.