Berkeley College Celebrates Black History Month

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 Berkeley College

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 2018.

 

Join the Dialogue: @BerkeleyCollege #BlackHistoryMonth

 

Civil Rights in the Age of Trump

Students will learn about the history of civil rights and how those issues are still relevant now.

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Berkeley College in Newark, Room 219

 

Distributing Dignity Community Service

Berkeley College Online® will collect bras and feminine hygiene products for homeless women through Distributing Dignity, a New Jersey-based nonprofit, at its offices in Paramus (64 East Midland Avenue).

Throughout February 2018

Berkeley College Online®

 

Black History Month Trivia

Students will learn about historical black pioneers.

Monday, February 5, 2018, 12 noon

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, 43rd Street Campus

 

African-American Trail Blazing: Listening Party and Trivia

Students will listen to documentaries about important African-Americans throughout history and can spin a wheel for prizes.

Monday, February 5, 2018, 12 noon and 5 p.m.

Berkeley College in Woodland Park, Renaissance Hall Atrium

 

Tic Tac Toe – Who Do You Know?

Students will participate in a game about African-American leaders.

Monday, February 5, 2018, 10 p.m.

Berkeley College in White Plains

 

Trip to the African-American Burial Ground Museum

Students will visit the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for free and enslaved Africans.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

290 Broadway, New York, NY

Leaving from Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, 43rd Street Campus

 

From Soul to Hip Hop: How Black Music Influenced Society

The event will focus on African-American artists from the 1960s through the 1990s who influenced music and culture.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 1 p.m.

Berkeley College in Woodbridge, Student Center

 

Black History Month Trivia

Students will learn about important black Americans and will have an opportunity to win Berkeley prizes.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11 a.m.

Berkeley College in Newark, Student Lounge

 

Mancala Tournament 

Students will learn to play and compete in this strategy board game, which has been played for hundreds of years around the world.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4 p.m.

Berkeley College in White Plains, Room 305

 

Black History Jeopardy

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Berkeley College in Brooklyn, Student Activity Center

 

Viewing Party: “A Moving Image”

Students and staff will watch this movie, about a young artist who returns to her community and deals with gentrification in her neighborhood.

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2 p.m.

Berkeley College in Newark, Student Lounge

 

Viewing Party: “Straight Outta Compton”

Students and staff will watch the 2015 biographical film about rap group N.W.A.

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Berkeley College in White Plains, Living Room

 

Films about the Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m.

Berkeley College in Paramus, Library

 

African-American Trail Blazing: Listening Party and Trivia

Students will listen to documentaries about important African-Americans throughout history and can spin a wheel for prizes.

Monday, February 12, 2018, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Berkeley College in Woodland Park, Renaissance Hall Atrium

 

Mardi Gras Showcase

The Berkeley College Dance Crew and the Midtown Manhattan Student Government Association will host a student showcase honoring the history and culture of Louisiana.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 4 p.m.

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, 43rd Street Campus, Lower Level

 

Viewing Party: “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”

Students will watch and discuss this documentary, about the rise of the Black Panther party in the 1960s.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2 p.m.

Berkeley College in Newark, Student Lounge

 

Black History Month Trivia

Students will learn about the civil rights movement in the United States and its leaders.

Through Tuesday, February 20, 2018, All day

Berkeley College in Dover, First Floor

 

Black Excellence

The M.E.N. Empowerment Club and guest speakers in politics, education and business will educate students on the influence of black culture through the decades and speak about their own experiences.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 4 p.m.

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, 43rd Street Campus, Lower Level

 

African-American Trail Blazing: Listening Party and Trivia

Students will listen to documentaries about important African-Americans throughout history and can spin a wheel for prizes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Berkeley College in Woodland Park, Renaissance Hall Atrium

 

Intra-Afro Trading: A Move for Sustainable Regionalization

Christian Ehiobuche, PhD, Management, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®, will discuss his new book about strategies for running successful and sustainable businesses across African borders.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 11 a.m.

Berkeley College in Woodbridge, Student Center

 

African-Inspired Coloring Stress Relief

Students will relax with a coloring activity.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Time TBA

Berkeley College in White Plains

 

Visual Board and Information about Black History Month

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Berkeley College in Brooklyn, Campus Life Hallway

 

African Drumming and Dance Workshop

Students will learn about traditional African music and dance.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Berkeley College in White Plains, Lower Level Lounge

 

Poetic Justice: Women, Power, Politics and the Black Arts Movement

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Manhattan Chapter will honor Dr. Sonia Sanchez with an evening of social justice-infused poetry and spoken word performances.

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway

Leaving from Berkeley College in Brooklyn

 

Viewing Party: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Students will view the 2016 documentary that explores the history of racism in the United States through the experiences of American novelist and social critic James Baldwin. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Berkeley College in White Plains, Living Room

 

Celebrity Read at Quitman Street School

Berkeley College students and staff will read to elementary school students in kindergarten to third grade.

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8 a.m.

Berkeley College in Newark

 

African-American Trail Blazing: Listening Party and Trivia

Students will listen to documentaries about important African-Americans throughout history and can spin a wheel for prizes.

Monday, February 26, 2018, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Berkeley College in Woodland Park, Renaissance Hall Atrium

 

Black Rhapsody Open Mic Night Featuring Urban Lyrics

Students will enjoy an evening of song and poetry.

Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Berkeley College in White Plains, Third Floor Student Lounge

 

Black Business Expo

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Berkeley College in White Plains, Third Floor Lounge

 

Visit to the Museum of Women’s Resistance

Students will visit a special exhibit titled “Under Siege: A History of Policing and Black Women in America.”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 12 noon

279 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY

Leaving from Berkeley College in Newark

 

Viewing Party and Discussion: “Hidden Figures”

Students and staff will watch the movie, then discuss the legacy of the women of NASA.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 2 p.m.

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan, 43rd Street Campus, Lower Level

 

Online Discussion about Social Accountability

Berkeley College Online® will pose questions about accountability and how students can create an atmosphere of tolerance.

Throughout February 2018

Blackboard/Berkeley College Online®

 

Discussion of “Panther”

An online discussion will focus on the 1995 movie about the rise and decline of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

Throughout February 2018

Blackboard/Berkeley College Online®

 

Honoring Historical Black Figures
The online portal for Black History Month will highlight the contributions of important historical figures including author and activist Richard Wright, President Barack Obama, and astronaut, engineer and physician Mae Jemison.
Throughout February 2018
Blackboard and Yammer/Berkeley College Online®

 

Black History Month Poll
Who do you feel is the most influential African-American author, with regard to race relations in the United States? Vote for Richard Wright (“Native Son,” “Black Boy”), James Baldwin (“Notes of a Native Son,” “The Fire Next Time”), Zora Neal Hurston (“Their Eyes Were Watching God”), or Toni Morrison (“The Bluest Eye,” “Beloved”).
Throughout February 2018

Blackboard/Berkeley College Online®

 

Examining Contributions in Art and Music
Throughout February, Berkeley College Online® will highlight and discuss inspirational works by black artists. Selections will include Langston Hughes (poetry), Faith Finggold (visual art), Billie Holiday (music), and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company (dance).
Throughout February 2018
Yammer/Berkeley College Online®

 

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 7,100 students – including more than 440 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 five 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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