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Berkeley College Sponsors Program Recognizing National Disability Awareness Month and Domestic Violence-Sexual Awareness Month

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, Ext. 1-5122
IGL@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

MEDIA ADVISORY

BERKELEY COLLEGE SPONSORS PROGRAM RECOGNIZING
 NATIONAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH AND
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL TRAUMA AWARENESS MONTH  

NYC_ResilienceCombined_102319.jpgPhoto Caption:  Speakers at the Berkeley College “Road to Resilience” seminar, to be held on October 23, 2019, are (L to R): Linda Cornigans, EdD, Associate Minister, First Baptist Church of Bay Shore; Susan Carpenter, PhD, Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Kingsborough Community College; Janelle Carl, M.A., Guidance Counselor, Dutchess Community College; and Amanda Babcock, M.A., Senior Business Owner, Accessibility, Western Governors University

In recognition of National Disability Awareness month and Domestic Violence/Sexual Trauma Awareness month, you are invited to the seminar, “Road to Resilience,” at Berkeley College. The presenters include individuals who have been resilient through disabilities, domestic violence or sexual trauma.  Attendees will  hear personal stories, struggles and challenges; be informed about resources and support systems; and learn how to stay resilient. Reporters and photographers/videographers are welcome.

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2 to 4 p.m.   

WHERE:
Berkeley College, 2nd Floor
12 East 41st Street
New York, NY

WHO:
Speakers:
Amanda Babcock, M.A., Senior Business Owner, Accessibility, Western Governors University, works with partners across the institution to create standards, policies and practices that ensure equitable access for students.  Her goal is to make her university the most accessible and disability-friendly in the United States. 

Janelle Carl, M.A., Guidance Counselor, Dutchess Community College, has worked as a guidance counselor for five years and teaches high school equivalency classes.

Susan Carpenter, PhD, Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences, Kingsborough Community College, is the author of numerous articles and the textbook Arts in Education: A Handbook. She has taught internationally with a focus and commitment to working with students with disabilities.   

Linda Cornigans, EdD, Associate Minister, First Baptist Church of Bay Shore, has worked as a teacher and administrator during her 39 years of service in public education.  She is a member of the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International.  She volunteers as a rape crisis counselor with the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County.

A question-and-answer period follows the event, which is free, but with limited seating.  Refreshments are available. For more details or to register, visit: www.BerkeleyCollege.edu/RoadToResilience. You can also contact Vincent Mas, Assistant to the Director of Disability Services, Berkeley College, 914-694-1122, ext. 3168, or vincent-mas@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Media Contact:
Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
201-207-6667 (cell)   
Email: IGL@BerkeleyCollege.edu                                                          

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