ATD


CURRENT EVENTS

Linguistic Justice

A Discussion of the Books Linguistic Justice by April Baker-Bell and Allies and Advocates by Amber Cabral.

Join us on November 18 at 2 pm for a discussion of the books Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy by April Baker-Bell and Allies and Advocates: Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Culture by Amber Cabral.

Advocacy and allyship are critical components of a community approach to equity. This semester we will be covering the themes outlined in the books Linguistic Justice by April Baker-Bell and Allies and Advocates by Amber Cabral. These texts will allow us to examine organizational structures and linguistic justice as it applies to those who have been marginalized and those who wish to be advocates and allies. The discussion focuses on providing strategies that will help our community become more equitable and encourage advocacy and allyship.  
The discussion will be led by professors Charles Swift, Carlos de Cuba, Lisa Paler and Kevicha Echols.

Register HERE.

PAST EVENTS

ATD & HURFS - RC Present Self-Reflection
ATD & HURFS - RC Present Self-Reflection: An Essential Tool in Our Journey Toward Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice

This EquiTea Reading Series event, Self-Reflection: An Essential Tool in Our Journey Toward Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, hosted by ATD & HURFS-RC, will be moderated by Stephanie Akunvabey on Thursday, May 27 from 12:40pm - 2:10pm


The Treasure Project -  A Mother's Day Celebration -Special Event: The Treasure Project -  A Mother's Day Celebration - Thursday, May 6

KCC is proud to have been selected by Achieving the Dream as one of eight community colleges in a national, three-year project to identify the needs of single mother students on campus and to develop a plan to expand key practices and services to enhance their college and career success.

We invite you to a special event - Treasure Project: A Mother's Day Celebration -on Thursday, May 6 at 1 pm to hear the experiences of single mother students and alumni, supports and resources available to them, and strategies and tips for success and self-care. 

The Panelists

Lauren Sandler - Website, Email: Laureosandler@gmail.com

Award-winning journalist and author of This Is All I Got: A Mother's Search for Home.  Her book follows Camila, a former KCC student, for a year as she navigates her way through homelessness, single-motherhood, and the pursuit of higher education. 

Ashanti Thompson, MSW - Assistant Program Coordinator/Access Resource Center, Kingsborough Community College ashanti.thompson@kbcc.cuny.edu 
website- https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/arc/directory.html

Nakisha Evans - Brooklyn Executive Director of the Jeremiah Program, a nonprofit with one of the most successful strategies for disrupting generational poverty among single mothers and their children. Email NEVANS@JEREMIAHPROGRAM.ORG
Website for the Jeremiah Program-https://jeremiahprogram.org

Moderator

Helen-Margaret Nasser - Director, Student Union and Intercultural Center, Kingsborough Community College
SUIC Website- https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/suic/videos.html

Kingsborough’s Treasure Project: College Success for Single Mothers Presentation
by Yelena Bondar, EdD, Associate Dean for Student Success Programs

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Transcript 



This academic year we will engage in lively themed discussions focused on the historical silencing of minorities. How it has affected their ability to integrate into the culture, finding dynamic solutions to the persistent racial gap that threatens to exclude the underserved from the ‘American Dream’ and upend our educational institutions.  We will discuss the varied spaces in which minorities are excluded and the subtle methodologies and micro-aggressions that feed the silencing and continued disparities in education.  As well as corporations, financial, legal, and governmental institutions.­­­

With that in mind, please join us for the second installment of the three-part EquiTea Reading Series.  This will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Stephanie Akunvabey, led by Dr. Charles Swift, with guests Dr. Carlos de Cuba and Dr. Carlene Barnaby.  The thematic conversation will center on How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram Kendi and White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo.

 

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This academic year we will engage in lively themed discussions focused on the historical silencing of minorities. How it has affected their ability to integrate into the culture, finding dynamic solutions to the persistent racial gap that threatens to exclude the underserved from the ‘American Dream’ and upend our educational institutions.  We will discuss the varied spaces in which minorities are excluded and the subtle methodologies and micro-aggressions that feed the silencing and continued disparities in education.  As well as corporations, financial, legal, and governmental institutions.

Video Transcript

Equity: Evolving In Times of Change

https://zoom.us/rec/share/5fJvEu_T-XNLGo2d-VP6d4gYQLzIaaa8gCgZq6IMzR2LnFA2n9wqfsgiN7wGRyIz?startTime=1591808157000

Eco-Festival: Eco-Fest is a three-day event focusing on environmental issues held every April at Kingsborough Community College. The mission of Eco-Festival is to raise environmental awareness, to foster civic and global citizenship, to promote meaningful dialogue about environmental issues and sustainable development, and to inspire grassroots environmental action and stewardship. 

Equity: Evolving In Times of Change

https://zoom.us/rec/share/5fJvEu_T-XNLGo2d-VP6d4gYQLzIaaa8gCgZq6IMzR2LnFA2n9wqfsgiN7wGRyIz?startTime=1591808157000