Berkeley College Celebrates Black History Month with Speakers, Film Screenings and Other Special Events

 
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019
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BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH SPEAKERS, FILM SCREENINGS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Berkeley College celebrates Black History Month. "Success doesn't come to you. You go to it." Marva Collins, American Educator

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Berkeley College will celebrate achievements made by black Americans and recognize the important role of African-Americans in our nation’s history with Black History Month events throughout February 2019.

 

February 4, 2019 – Black History Month Trivia

Time: 12 to 1 p.m.

Location: Lobby, Berkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, New York, NY

Students can test their knowledge of historical black leaders and grab a snack.

 

February 4, 2019 – Black History Visual Board

Time: 12 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.

Location: Second Floor, Berkeley College, 99 Church Street, White Plains, NY

The White Plains campus will kick off Black History Month with a timeline of black history events and pioneers who have changed and impacted the African-American community.

 

February 5, 2019 – Black History Month “Jeopardy”

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Third Floor Lounge, Berkeley College, 99 Church Street, White Plains, NY

Students will work in teams to answer questions about black history leaders, events and milestones.

 

February 6, 2019 – “___ While Black”

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Student Lounge, Berkeley College, 536 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Students will discuss incidents involving African-Americans around the country, and their feelings and responses to these events.

 

February 6, 2019 – Celebrating the Legend: Bob Marley

Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Location: Room 301, Berkeley College, 99 Church Street, White Plains, NY

Students will discuss Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley, and how his love for music changed the world.

 

February 6, 2019 – Criminal Justice Guest Speaker

Time: 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Room 124, Berkeley College, 64 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ

Jiles Ship, former President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and Commissioner of the New Jersey Police Training Commission will discuss the outlook for law enforcement careers. This event is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Club.

 

February 7, 2019 – Black History Trivia Wheel

Time: 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Location: Atrium, Berkeley College, 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ

Students can spin the trivia wheel and answer questions about significant figures, events and milestones in black history. Participants will receive an educational giveaway to commemorate Black History Month.

 

February 7, 2019 – Say It Loud! James Brown and Black Pride

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Student Center, Berkeley College, 430 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ

Although internationally known for his outstanding musical performances, James Brown was an early champion of promoting a positive image for young black people in the 1960s. Students, faculty and staff will learn about this aspect of Brown’s career, as well as his philanthropy and music.

 

February 11, 2019 – Black History Bingo

Time: 10 to 11 p.m.

Location: Room 301, Berkeley College, 99 Church Street, White Plains, NY

Students will play bingo with a twist, to celebrate Black History Month.

 

February 12, 2019 – Movie Screening: “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes”

Time: 3 and 7 p.m.

Location: Student Lounge, Berkeley College, 536 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Students, faculty and staff will watch the 2006 documentary that explores hip-hop music and culture through interviews with artists and fans. A panel about the viewing will be held on February 14.

 

February 13, 2019 – “Upgrade Your Algorithm” Guest Speaker and Game

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Room 124, Berkeley College, 64 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ

MaryMartha E. Ford-Dieng, an entrepreneur and academic advisor at Columbia University, will discuss mental health in the black community and the importance of self-care. Students will learn tools to deal with anxiety and depression and will play “The Ultimate Clap Back” game to express themselves in positive and fun ways.

 

February 14, 2019 – Hip-Hop Symposium

Time: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Location: Room 300, Berkeley College, 536 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Are artists of all ethnic backgrounds held to the same standards when it comes to creating responsible art? Does all violent imagery (action movies, hip-hop videos, news clips) feel the same? Panelists and students will discuss these questions and more, based on the film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes.”

 

February 14, 2019 – Valentine’s Day Bake Sale

Time: 12 to 5 p.m.

Location: Lobby, Berkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, New York, NY

The Women’s Empowerment Club will host a Valentine’s Day bake sale to raise funds for an upcoming visit to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY.

 

February 19, 2019 – Black History Jeopardy

Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Student Activities Center, Berkeley College, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY

Students will play a “Jeopardy”-style game to learn about leaders, events and milestones in black history.

 

February 19, 2019 – Mellow Soul Tuesday

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Lower Level, Berkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, New York, NY

The Women’s Empowerment Club and the Men’s Empowerment Network will host a jazz-themed open mic event. All student poets, musicians, dancers and artists are invited to perform. The deadline to sign up is February 15.

 

February 20, 2019 – Blast from the Past: Brooklyn Style

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

Location: Student Activities Center, Berkeley College, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY

Students will watch a visual presentation highlighting important people and events in black history and the Brooklyn community.

 

February 20, 2019 – Movie Screening: “I Am Not Your Negro

Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Location: Theater Room, Berkeley College, 99 Church Street, White Plains, NY

Students, faculty and staff will view the 2016 documentary, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The film explores racism in the United States through the eyes of civil rights leaders.

 

February 21, 2019 – Do It For the Culture

Time: 12 to 1 p.m.

Location: Student Activities Center, Berkeley College, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY

Students will walk through a visual presentation about black culture, music and entertainment.

 

February 21, 2019 – Living Your Dream

Time: 12:00 to 1 p.m.

Location: Second Floor, Berkeley College, 99 Church Street, White Plains, NY

Students will reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and will write their own dreams for the future.

 

February 21, 2019 – Ten African-American Scientists Everyone Should Know

Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Location: Student Center, Berkeley College, 430 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ

From George Washington Carver to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, students will learn about African-American innovators and how their contributions shaped the scientific world.

 

February 21, 2019 – #InstaMural

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

Location: Main Hallway, Berkeley College, 255 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY

Students will celebrate Black History Month with a visual activity via social media.

 

February 21, 2019 – Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY

Students will visit the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to view an exhibit about Malcolm X. Librarians and archivists will display selected items from the museum’s collections related to the civil rights leader. There is no cost to attend.

 

February 25, 2019 – Poetry Slam 

Time: 10 to 11 a.m.

Location: Student Center, Berkeley College, 64 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ

Students will read original poems as well as the poetry of African-American authors.

 

February 26, 2019 – Queer and Trans Community Leaders of Color

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Lower Level, Berkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, New York, NY

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance and the Men’s Empowerment Network will host a panel to raise awareness of the LGBTQ community within African-American society.

 

February 26, 2019 – “Trading Races” Card Game

Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Location: Student Lounge, Berkeley College, 536 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

Students will learn about prominent black figures in U.S. history.

 

February 27, 2019 – Movie Screening: “The BlacKkKlansman”

Time: Will play on rotation throughout the day

Location: Room 124, Berkeley College, 64 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ

This film from Spike Lee recounts the true story of an African-American detective’s mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

 

Every Monday in February – Trailblazers in Black History

Time: 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Location: Atrium, Berkeley College, 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park, NJ

The campus will stream speeches and music from African-American trailblazers. The series will begin with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on February 4.

 

March 8, 2019 – Museum of Women’s Resistance

Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

Location: 279 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY. Students will meet on campus in Newark and Brooklyn, and will travel to the site as a group.

Students will visit the Museum of Women’s Resistance in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibit titled “Amplifying the Stories of Women of the African Diaspora” examines the diversity and global influence of women of African descent.

 

Online and Around the Country

Black History Library Guide

The Berkeley College Library highlights the many resources available for the research and study of African-American history, life and culture. Click here to view the Library Guide.

Podcasts in Civil Rights

Click here to learn about key moments in black history and the civil rights movement.

Images of the Civil Rights Movement

Students can create original posters using iconic photographs from the civil rights movement, which will be shared with the online Berkeley College community. Submissions must be posted by February 28, 2019. Click here to view the images and to submit a poster.

Student Arts and Culture Exhibit

Students can celebrate Black History Month by recording and submitting an art form of their choice. Submissions can include reading the work of a black poet or author, playing jazz music, performing stepping or hip-hop, or submitting original art inspired by an African-American artist. Submissions will be shared with the online Berkeley College community and must be posted by February 28, 2019. Click here to submit a recording for the exhibit.

“I Have A Dream” Video Compilation

Students will record themselves reciting parts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The recordings will be edited into a single video compilation.

About Berkeley College

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,000 students – including more than 350 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 
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