Berkeley College Celebrates Contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month

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Photo Caption: Rosa Clemente, a nationally recognized storyteller and scholar activist, will speak at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, September 18, 2017, as part of the College’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

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As organizations across the country commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Berkeley College students, faculty and staff will celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans with special events throughout September and October.


Hispanic Heritage Jeopardy

Berkeley College in Brooklyn

Wednesday, October 18 from 12 to 1 p.m., Room 308


An Inland Inclusive on Venezuela

Hosted by the Caribbean Students Association

Berkeley College in Brooklyn

Thursday, October 19 from 3 to 3:30 p.m., Room 305


Hispanic Pop & Watch Discussion

Berkeley College in Brooklyn

Friday, October 20 from 12 to 2 p.m., Student Activity Center


Café y Pan (Coffee and Bread)

Berkeley College in Brooklyn

Saturday, October 21 from 12 to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.


Respect Week Observance

The campus will provide information about how domestic violence impacts Hispanics and Latinos.

Berkeley College in Dover



Club Libertad de NJ Dance Performance

Berkeley College in Newark

Wednesday, September 13, 2 to 3 p.m., Student Lounge


Conversations Workshop: How Americans Perceive Latinos Today

Berkeley College in Newark

Monday, September 18, 2 to 3 p.m., Room 217


Salsa Dance Workshop with Arts in Motion

Berkeley College in Newark

Wednesday, September 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Student Lounge


Trio to El Museo de Barrio in New York City

Berkeley College in Newark and Paramus, and Berkeley College Online via Facebook Live

Friday, September 29, Leaving Newark at 9 a.m.


Storytellers: A Social Justice Speaker Series

Guest speaker will be Rosa Clemente, a nationally recognized storyteller and scholar activist.

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan and Berkeley College Online via livestream

Monday, September 18, 3 p.m., 41st Street Building, Lower Level


Discussion of the Movie “Stand and Deliver”

The movie is the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante, who inspires a challenging group of students to learn calculus. Moderated by Theresa Reboli, Assistant Chair, Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding

Berkeley College School of Health Studies

Berkeley College Online

Through Sunday, October 15


The Difference between Latino, Hispanic and Spanish

Berkeley College in White Plains

Wednesday, September 20, 7 p.m., Room 305


Let’s Move: Bachata, Meringue and Salsa

Berkeley College in White Plains

Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m., Lower Level Lounge


Hispanic Heritage Panel Discussion

Berkeley College in Woodbridge

Tuesday, October 10, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Student Center


Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Speakers

Speakers include Alex Mendez, Councilman at-Large, Paterson; Sara Peña, Founder of Boys to Leaders and President of the LUPE Foundation; and Isabel Reyes, financial advisor and business owner.

Berkeley College in Woodland Park

Wednesday, September 20, 2 to 3:15 p.m., The Atrium


Student Artwork Display

Berkeley College in Woodland Park

Wednesday, October 4, 2 p.m., The Gallery at Woodland Park


Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremony/Dance Presentation

Berkeley College in Woodland Park

Wednesday, October 11, 2 p.m. The Atrium


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 five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. 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

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