Immediate: February 4, 2008
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
The Spring 2008 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY
Community College offers the exciting and timely events listed
below during its spring 2008 Cultural Program. The programs, all of
which take place in the NCC College Center Building, are free, open
to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information
about the Cultural Program, please call 516.572.7153.
Tracee Ellis Ross Fame vs. Success Monday, February 25
at 2:00 p.m. Ross, daughter of music legend Diana Ross,
stars as Joan Clayton on the hit sitcom Girlfriends, now
in its eighth year on the CW network. Charming, classy and
beautiful, she has earned five NAACP Image Award nominations and a
BET Comedy Award. Seating for this program is limited and priority
seating will be given to NCC students.
Be Heard: Talking About Mental Health John Kevin Hines
Wednesday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. Eight years ago, college
freshman Hines survived a suicide jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Today he travels the country sharing his message of living every
day grounded to the things he loves. His presentation discusses
bipolar disorder, depression, suicide and survival.
Jabali African Acrobats Monday, March
10 at 11:00 a.m. This incredible Kenyan troupe combines
Chinese and African acrobatic traditions in a breath-taking show of
contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, chair balancing, Congo snake
dancing, and flamingo limbo. Don't miss Kenya's “high-energy
How to Rig an Election Allen Raymond Wednesday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. Raymond, a top GOP
political operative for many years, spells out the “dirty
tricks” in campaigning. An understanding of the “black
art” of campaigning should be useful as we approach the
November 2008 presidential election.
The Police and the Constitution James
Coll Wednesday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. America's legal
system struggles with the balance between preserving individual
liberty and ensuring public safety: Miranda warnings, frisking, car
searches, admissibility of evidence, etc. James Coll, a NYPD
detective and NCC adjunct History professor, will show how Founding
Era ideals have been applied to police powers in modern
But For the Grace: Voices of Hunger a one-person performance
by Bob Jaffe Monday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. and 8:00
p.m. Actor Bob Jaffe brings to life ten people who come
into a food bank for assistance, including a seven-year-old boy
embarrassed by hunger, a widowed immigrant woman, and a partially
disabled truck driver trying to make ends meet. This moving show
tells the stories we need to hear, understand and feel.
The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence Robert Bryce Monday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. Texan Bryce, Managing
Editor of the Energy Tribune, offers a hard,
uncompromising look at the rhetoric of energy independence.
Alternative energy sources aren't so abundant, and energy
isolationism isn't realistic, Bryce believes. There are answers to
America's dependence on oil, but they aren't simple.