Post Tagged with: "Brooklyn College"

The "We Are Brooklyn" exhibition is on view at the Brooklyn College Library through November. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

‘We Are Brooklyn’ Tells Immigrant Stories

Brooklyn, Immigration September 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Bklyner takes a look at “We Are Brooklyn,” a multimedia exhibition at Brooklyn College featuring immigrant stories that grew from an oral history project.

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

Step Afrika! in Brooklyn

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video January 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, gave high-energy performances at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.

Maniche, Haiti (Photo by Blue Skyz Studios, https://flic.kr/p/hWpYeb   Creative Commons license)

A Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College?

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education December 8, 2015 at 5:17 pm

A Haitian Studies Institute could open in the spring at Brooklyn College, a fitting location for the proposed academic and research hub given the large Haitian population in the borough, says Caribbean Life.

Male District Leader Josue Pierre, Assembly Member Helene Weinstein, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, NYC Commissioner of Finance Jacques Jiha, Brookyln College President Michelle J. Anderson, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Assembly Member Nick Perry, Founding Executive Director of Haitian Studies Institute Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Haitian Consul General Peter Bernard, Assembly Member Kimberly Jean-Pierre (Photo from Rona Taylor, NYS Assembly via The Haitian Times)

Haitian Studies Institute Opens at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, Caribbean September 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Community leaders and elected officials attended a press conference to officially recognize the Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College, reports The Haitian Times.

Steven Salaita, Katherine Franke and Sarah Aly (l. to r.) listen to a question at an event on the silencing of critics of Israel within academia, at Brooklyn College, on November 20, 2014. (Photo by Matt Surrusco for Voices of NY)

Discussing Free Speech at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Voices' Picks November 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Steven Salaita, a Palestinian-American scholar who lost a tenured job offer over tweets criticizing Israel, spoke at a panel discussion at Brooklyn College.

Teachers at a summer pre-K training session at Brooklyn College (Photo via Chalkbeat)

Preparing for Pre-K

Education, New York August 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Hundreds of teachers at training sessions for the pre-K program set to launch September 4 heard encouraging words from Bill de Blasio and Carmen Fariña, Chalkbeat reports.

Chen’s mother, Su Zhen Chen, speaks at a recent press conference in Chinatown. (Photo by Aline Reynolds / Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Anti-Hazing Bill Inspired by Danny Chen’s Suicide

Crime, Politics May 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Today we have news of proposed legislation to curb military hazing, inspired by the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen; a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic bullying; a report that denies allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College; a reaction to the NYPD’s plans to combat racial profiling; and a South-Asian fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Photo via The Brooklyn Bureau of City Limits

No Apathy Here: Brooklyn Students Rally for DREAM Act

Education, Immigration May 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Undocumented college students face an uphill battle when it comes to financing their education. But a group of students from Brooklyn college are not taking their predicament lying down — they have joined student groups from across the state in pressing for a New York version of the DREAM Act.

Jessica Sanchez (Photo via the FilAm)

Voices in Focus: Updates Galore and a ‘Chinese Food Crisis’ in Brooklyn

Culture, Food April 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Updates on the investigation into a controversial circumcision practice, the allegations of anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College, and the Chinatown newsstand declared illegal after 35 years; Filipino-American outrage over the near-ouster of Jessica Sanchez from American Idol; and a “Chinese food crisis” in Brooklyn.

Judith Ruano (Photo by Patrick Wall/DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: An International Scoop For a Local Publication

Business, Education, Media April 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

Black Star News follows up with “Kony 2012” scoop; street vendor turned restaurant owner finds new set of challenges; Scott Stringer appoints 40 new community board members under 40; officials demand investigation into alleged hiring discrimination at Brooklyn College against female Jewish academics.

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

‘Kony 2012’ Met With Condemnation and Indifference

African, Media March 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

When Black Star News, a small New York-based investigative site with an African perspective and a focus on Uganda, ran an editorial critical of the viral video “Kony 2012,” the website received more hits than it had ever experienced — and nearly crashed the server.

A group of young people participated on Nov. 15 at a press conference with education officials to push for legislation that would provide college aid to undocumented students in New York State.

Regents Board support college aid for undocumented

Education, Latino, Manhattan November 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Education officials met on Nov. 15 with undocumented students and activists on the steps of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in Manhattan to support enactment of a law that would provide financial assistance to undocumented students in the state.