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Speaking Truth To Power

Sister Souljah to appear at NCC

As part of its Black History Month celebration, Nassau Community College (NCC) is pleased to present a program by prominent activist and author Sister Souljah, who will speak about her life experiences. Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room of the College Center building.

The author of four best-selling books, Sister Souljah is a multidimensional woman. From 1995 to 2007 she was the executive director of Daddy’s House Social Programs, the charitable wing of Bad Boy Entertainment. At Daddy’s House, Souljah created cultural and academic programs that were offered to urban youth and housed at New York City’s Columbia University. Souljah has produced several outdoor rallies and concerts against racially motivated crimes, police brutality and the mis-education of urban youth. As an entertainer, she has spoken to the hip-hop audience about politics, culture, business and social organization. She spoke at the Million Women March, appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live, and was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

Born in the Bronx, Souljah graduated from Rutgers University and traveled throughout her college years. During that time, she worked with refugee children in Mozambique and participated in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. In the U.S., she created, financed and implemented the African Youth Survival Camp, a six-week summer sleep-away academic/cultural camp for 200 children of homeless families.

Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Please note that priority seating for this event will be given to NCC students with current ID. For more information about it, please call Tina Wynder at 516-572-7771.

Sister Souljah has stipulated that there be no photography or video/audio recording during this lecture, and that the press conference be limited to campus media only.

News

The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


Calendar

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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