Immediate: January 4, 2010
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
The Nassau Community College Black History Month Committee Presents: Black History Month 2010
January 28 – February 26
Garden City, New York - During February, the Nassau Community College Black History Month Committee will present a month of programs and events in tribute to African American achievements in America. All programs, except for the play "Reunion in Bartersville, will take place in the College Center Building, and are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information, please call Dean Charmian Smith at 516.572.7376.
Jan. 28-Jan. 31 and Feb. 3-Feb. 7, "Reunion in Bartersville" The 1933 class of Bartersville High is having its 50th reunion at Janie Mae's house. All of the guests have arrived, ready for an evening of gaiety. They're in for a heart-stopping surprise, however, when an unexpected guest arrives and turns their party into an evening of hilarious suspense. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. daily, except Sundays, when they are at 3:00 p.m. To order tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at 516.572.7676. This play is a joint production of the NCC Theatre and Dance Department and the Africana Studies Department.
Tues., Feb. 2 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Black to the Roots: Reggae's Rise, Downpression and Reascension by Dr. Ptahsen-Shabazz A professor of English at Nassau Community College, Dr. Ptahsen-Shabazz has a master of arts and a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University. He does research and teaches about the contributions that African people have made to human progress. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 21st Annual African American Read-In.
Thurs., Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m., Cultural Crafts: African Masks Bring your creativity and we will supply the tools needed to make your own African mask.
Tues., Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m., Soledad O'Brien, CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent - Diversity: on TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives Soledad O'Brien examines the issues in an ever-changing society in which more and more emphasis is placed on the diversity in all aspects of American life. O'Brien brings her unique perspective as an acclaimed television personality and as reporter for the CNN series "Black in America."
Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8:30 p.m., A performance by Sistas on Fire Anger can be paralyzing, but it can also be a stimulus for action. This collaborative effort by three African American female writers (NCC Profs. Marcia McNair and Anissa Moore and Gail Haliburton, who has performed her work at the African American Museum of Nassau County, the Harlem Book Fair on Long Island, and churches, libraries and schools) takes the audience from merely being mad about pressing social and political issues to being proactive forces for social change.
Feb. 1-Feb. 26, College Center Building Lobby - Art exhibit featuring African masks
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 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.