Berkeley College Celebrates Black History Month

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

Photo Caption: One of the paintings from “Art. It’s Joy,” an exhibit by Cynthia E. Jones on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery, 3 East 43rd Street, Manhattan, NY, through February 28, 2017.     

Berkeley College will host various events in New Jersey and New York throughout February 2017 to commemorate Black History Month. Each event will celebrate achievements made by black Americans and recognize the important role of African-Americans in our nation’s history.

Below is an overview of events taking place at each of our campuses in New Jersey and New York during Black History. For more information on any of these events, please contact Zachary Shaw, Senior Media Relations Associate, at Zachary-Shaw@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

To view recommended readings and additional resources highlighting black history from the Berkeley College Library LibGuide, click here.

 

NEW JERSEY CAMPUSES

 

 

The following event will take place at Berkeley College, One West Blackwell Street, Dover: 

 

Screening of The Great Debaters – February 27, 2017 

 

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life will present the 2007 film The Great Debaters for students and the Berkeley College community in Dover, NJ. Directed by and starring Denzel Washington, the film will be shown at 11:30 a.m. in the Berkeley College Student Lounge in Dover (1 West Blackwell Street).

 

 

The following events will take place at Berkeley College, 536 Broad Street, Newark:

Black History Month Trivia – February 7, 2017

Students at Berkeley College in Newark, NJ, will participate in a series of trivia games with a black history theme, with winners receiving prizes from the Berkeley College Bookstore. The game will start at 11 a.m. at the Berkeley College Student Lounge in Newark (536 Broad Street).

 

Jazz Performance from Keith Marks & Trio – February 8, 2017

Jazz outfit Keith Marks & Trio will perform for students in celebration of Black History Month at the Berkeley College Student Lounge in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street), starting at 3:30 p.m.

 

Conversations Workshop: “Politics and Communities of Color” – February 13, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life will host a workshop for students to discuss the relationship between politics and their communities, and learn how issues affecting their communities are being addressed. The workshop will be held at 11 a.m. in Room 219 at Berkeley College in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street).

 

Screening of American Denial: Truth Deeper than Black History – February 16, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life will host a viewing and group discussion about the documentary American Denial: Truth Deeper than Black History, which chronicles Swedish researcher Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 study about the United States’ racial psyche. The event will take place at the Berkeley College Student Lounge in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street), starting at 2 p.m.

 

Visiting the Black Power! Exhibit – February 21, 2017

Students from Berkeley College will visit to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Manhattan, NY (515 Malcolm X Boulevard), to view a new exhibit titled Black Power! Students will meet at the Berkeley College Student Lounge in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street) at 1:30 p.m.

 

Career Services Workshop: “Interviews and People of Color: Things to Consider” – February 22, 2017

Berkeley College Career Services will host a workshop for students in Newark, NJ, to identify specific issues for young people of color to consider when interviewing and presenting for jobs. The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. in Room 219 at Berkeley College in Newark, NJ (536 Broad Street).

 

Mardi Gras Celebration – February 28, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life will host a Mardi Gras celebration for students in Newark, NJ. Taking place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Berkeley College Student Lounge in Newark (536 Broad Street), students will enjoy New Orleans cuisine and traditional King Cake, create joyous masks, and learn about the history of Mardi Gras.

 

 

The following events will take place at Berkeley College, 64 East Midland Avenue, Paramus:

Civil Rights Attorney Panel – February 16, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life, and the Paramus Campus Library will host a panel featuring of experts in the legal field discussing issues pertaining to civil rights. The event takes place at 12:30 p.m. in Room 124 at Berkeley College in Paramus, NJ (64 East Midland Avenue).

 

Black Lives Matter Speaker: Zellie Imani – February 28, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life, and the Paramus Campus Library welcome educator and public advocate Zellie Imani to Paramus, NJ, to speak about the Black Lives Matter movement and issues facing the community. The event starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Berkeley College Paramus Library (64 East Midland Avenue).

 

 

The following event will take place at Berkeley College, 430 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge:

“From Blues to Soul: A Musical Journey” – February 21, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life will host a program titled, “From Blues to Soul: A Musical Journey” for students in Woodbridge, NJ. The program will highlight the lasting impact African-American music has had on American culture, showing how musicians responded to cultural events happening in the United States through song. The program takes place at 12 noon in the Berkeley College Student Center in Woodbridge (430 Rahway Avenue).

 

 

The following event will take place at Berkeley College, 44 Rifle Camp Road, Woodland Park:

Dr. Randal Pinkett: Berkeley College’s 2017 Black History Month Guest Speaker – February 15, 2017

Berkeley College welcomes the entrepreneur, author and winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice” Season 4 to Woodland Park, NJ, as its 2017 Black History Month guest speaker. Randall Pinkett, PhD, will address Berkeley College students, faculty and guests about ways to aquire an entrepreneurial mindset, and will share lessons he has learned on his road to success. This event starts at 11 a.m. and takes place at the Renaissance Hall at Berkeley College in Woodland Park (44 Rifle Camp Road).

 

 

NEW YORK CAMPUSES

 

The following events will take place at Berkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, Midtown Manhattan:

Art Exhibit by Cynthia E. Jones – Now through February 28, 2017

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan is presenting the artwork of Cynthia E. Jones in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit, titled “Art. It’s Joy,” is on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Manhattan Gallery (3 East 43rd Street, Manhattan, NY) through February 28, 2017; Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.       

 

SGA’s The Breakfast Club: School Daze Edition – February 8, 2017

The Berkeley College Student Government Association in Midtown Manhattan will host The Breakfast Club event. Taking place at 12 noon at the Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street), the event will commemorate the 29th anniversary of director Spike Lee’s film, School Daze, by exploring its themes through open dialogue.

 

Do The Right Thing – February 8, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life, and the Campus Activities Board will lead a group discussion about director Spike Lee’s 1989 film, Do The Right Thing. Students will discuss the film’s themes and about the struggle to “do the right thing” in a time of racial tension, political unrest and police brutality. The event will start at 2 p.m. and will take place at the Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street).

 

Visiting the African Burial Ground National Monument – February 8, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life will accompany students during a visit to the African Burial Ground National Monument in Manhattan, NY. Students will meet at 1 p.m. at the Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street) before heading over to the memorial site’s visitor center, located inside the Ted Weiss Federal Building (290 Broadway).

 

House Party: ’80s and ’90s Throwback in the SAC – February 9, 2017

Berkeley College Student Development and Campus Life and the Campus Activities Board will host a “Throwback Thursday House Party,” featuring ’80s and ’90s music, shows and games. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Student Activity Center in Midtown Manhattan (3 East 43rd Street).

 

 

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 8,000 students – including more than 550 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 five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four 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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