Nassau CC announces fall cultural lineup

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Nassau Community College is pleased to present its Fall 2016 Cultural Program, which features programs by award-winning journalist Kim Ghattas, who covers Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for the BBC; Nassau County Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter; Donna Hicks, who has 20 years of experience facilitating conflicts in the Middle East, Northern Ireland and the United Nations; and more.

How Can America Heal From the Presidential Election?
Donna Hicks
October 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the CCB (College Center Building), Room 252/253
After a political campaign fraught with indignities, how can our opposing parties and divided country reconcile?  Donna Hicks has 20 years of experience facilitating conflicts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Cuba, Northern Ireland, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the U.S. Navy.  She is also the author of Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict.

Police-Community Relations
Nassau County Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter
November 14 at 2:00 p.m. in CCB 252/253
In a time of mistrust and acrimony between many police departments and the communities they serve, what is Nassau County doing to improve this relationship?  Find out from Thomas C. Krumpter, who has been Acting Police Commissioner of Nassau County since 2011.

Becoming Nicole: the Transformation of an American Family
The True Story of a Transgender Girl and Her Identical Twin Brother

Amy Ellis Nutt
November 16 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the CCB Multipurpose Room
Author Amy Ellis Nutt, Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter for the Washington Post, has written the best seller, Becoming Nicole, about the essential issues of gender and identity.  What makes a child’s identity?  How does a transgender child affect the whole family?

What Does the World Think About America After the Election?
Kim Ghattas
November 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the CCB Multipurpose Room
Award winning journalist Kim Ghattas covers international affairs as well as the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).  A regular columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, she has written extensively about events in the Middle East, the refugee crisis, the Iran-Saudi rivalry and the foreign policy of the presidential candidates.

Act Like a Feminist Artist
Guerilla Girl Aphra Behn
December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in CCB 252/253
As a member of the Guerilla Girls since 1997, Aphra Behn (alter ego of Donna Kaz) wore a gorilla mask as she protested sexism in the art world.  Find out about the successes and struggles of a grassroots movement, as well as the humor and creativity that the Guerilla Girls employed so successfully.

For more information about NCC’s fall 2016 cultural programs, which are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148.

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