Immediate: February 25, 2008
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
The Nassau Community College Women’s History Month Committee
Presents "Gendered Politics/Politicizing Gender"
Garden City, NY In
celebration of Women's History Month, the Nassau Community College
Women's History Month Committee offers events that discuss the
politics of gender. All programs take place in the College Center
Building and are free and open to the public. For more information,
please contact Dr. Elizabeth Abele, Acting Coordinator, Women's
Studies Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516.572.7082.
Gendered Activism: Workplace Politics,
Anti-Pornography, and Anarchy, Tuesday, March 4, 10:00 a.m.,
College Center Building. Recent UConn graduates Estela
Lopez, Emily Cahill and Abbey Willis discuss how undergraduate
coursework led to their personal activism and how this
activism now informs their professional lives and goals.
Ecology, Tantra, and the Mother Ground,
Thursday, March 6, 2:30 p.m., College Center Building. In
the face of current conflicts and health issues, tantra is among
transformative alternatives to dualistic, top-down mental habits.
Respected scholar and poet Suzanne Ironbiter introduces the tantra
view and reads from her epic poem.
Folk Poet and Progressive Queer Artist and
Activist Alix Olson, Monday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.,
College Center Building. Dubbed a “word
warrior,” Alix Olson is an internationally touring folk poet
who ignites audiences everywhere she performs. She has twice
headlined HBO's Def Poetry Jam.
Finding Lost Girls: Gendering Diasporas and
Re-Imagining Home, Monday, March 10, 12:30 p.m., College Center
Building. Drawing on her fieldwork in the Sudan, Dr.
Lynette Jackson explores the impact of gender on the ways in which
people experience catastrophes and redefine things like gender,
protection and home.
A Day with Writer Nahid Rachlin, Wednesday,
March 12; Q&A, 12:30 p.m., Public Reading, 2:00 p.m., Seminar
3:30 p.m., College Center Building. The appearance of this
award-winning writer and novelist is a Special Event of the Women's
Studies Faculty and is cosponsored by the Creative Writing Project
Gender, Sex and Social Justice, Monday,
March 17, 11:00 a.m., College Center Building. The poetry
of Ignacio Rivera, a trans multi-gender, economic and racial
justice activist/performance artist, exudes the consciousness of
activism with a soulful flavor. Cosponsored by PRIDE and Cultural
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: From Hillary to Britney:
Girls Gone Wild, Thursday, April 24, 1:00 p.m., College Center
Building. A writer, performer and political humorist for
25 years, Kate Clinton still believes that humor gets us through
peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time. Hear her deft take on
politics, gender and culture during this landmark election year.
Seating for this event is limited and priority seating will be
given to NCC students.