WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-- As colleges across the country commemorate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Berkeley College students, faculty and staff are celebrating King’s birthday and the impact of the slain civil rights leader on humanity with outreach projects, dialogue activities and special events.
New York City students will envision their dreams at Berkeley College in New York City through the participatory program “I Have a Dream: See the Dream; Be the Dream,” Tuesday in the Student Activity Center. Students will create and share their vision boards to learn what it takes to be an agent for social change for themselves, others and their communities.
The Black Student Union at Berkeley College in White Plains also will host a Civil Rights Jeopardy competition Tuesday. The aim of this social and educational activity is to learn about the civil rights movement in the United States.
In Brooklyn, faculty and students will discuss “The Legacy of Dr. King,” following a showing of the movie “Selma” Tuesday. Topics will include the Selma voting rights protest, the march from Selma to Montgomery and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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