On Thursday, May 3 – the LIFE Club, the Association for Latino Students (ALAS), the Education Club, the Office of Differently-Abled Students, and the Office for Affirmative Action and Diversity; celebrate the diversity of Medgar Evers College’s social, cultural, ethnic and differently-abled community in a special and unique event from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in Academic Building I – EOJ Auditorium at 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. Featured speakers include: the Honorable Patricia L. Gatling, Commissioner/Chair, NYC Commission on Human Rights; Commissioner Fatima Shama, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; the Honorable Mucaro Borrero, President – U.S. Regional Coordinating Office of UCTP; and Dr. John Graham, Dean of the Medgar Evers College School of Business. A reception immediately follows from 5:30 to 8 pm in the President’s Conference Room (B-1008).
Medgar Evers College is a campus suffused with diversity. Our faculty, students and staff hail from a wide array of religious, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. Our campus embraces all its members of West Indian, African, African-American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic descent, and many more. Our community is Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, and Jewish. Our campus meets the needs of all its members including differently-abled students whose requests are addressed by Anthony Pfeifer and his capable team as well as our LGBT community of students who seek counsel from advocates like Reverend Gail Jones of the Center for Women’s Development. Our namesake Medgar Wiley Evers fought for equal access to a quality education for all those who sought academic opportunities. In that same vein, our doors and our classrooms are open to all.
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.