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3rd Annual CUNY BMI Spring Benefit

Spring Benefit event

The City University of New York Black Male Initiative (CUNY BMI)
Cordially invites you to attend our:

3rd Annual CUNY BMI Spring Benefit
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm


Borough of Manhattan Community College
Richard Harris Terrace
199 Chambers St, NYC 10007

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Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
45th Council District in Brooklyn

James B. Milliken
Chancellor of The City University of New York

Alan Newton
Former CUNY BMI Research Associate

Business Attire

Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres

Early Bird Tickets

(After April 1st: $125)

All proceeds will fund CUNY BMI student development projects.

CUNY BMI Leaders are making the news!

CUNY BMI event

Join me in congratulating these students and our very own Tredesha Howard (BMCC ’17, Baruch ’19) as a future and current leader in the CUNY system!

We are very proud of you, Tredesha!

CUNY Doctoral Network

CUNY Doctorak Networking Series

The CUNY Doctoral Network is designed to increase the number of opportunities for students, staff and faculty to receive resources for pursuing a doctoral degree. This network will serve to pave the way to increase diversity in the fabric of academia and to bring together people from different backgrounds and disciplines to share their unique experiences in their doctoral pursuits. A major component of this network is to expose potential and current doctoral students to a diverse group of doctors and potential doctors in a forum that meets 2 to 3 times per year.

The Format

The CUNY Doctoral Networking Series will begin sponsoring a series of panel discussions that cover many topics. The meeting also includes a Meet and Greet designed to introduce to the road to pursuing a doctoral degree to CUNY student, staff and faculty, and people of color generally.

*Sponsored by CUNY Black Male Initiative, the Office of Special Programs and the Office of the Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Baruch College, One Bernard Baruch Way
(55 Lexington Avenue), New York, NY 10010
The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
Room: 2-125

Intercollegiate Student Council Event

CUNY BMI event

CUNY BMI Students!

You are invited to attend this year’s CUNY BMI Intercollegiate Council event that is designed to connect CUNY BMI students across the entire CUNY system. As you may know, CUNY BMI supports over 3,000 students who receive the benefits of the Culturally Competent Peer-to-Peer Mentorship structure, various Academic Enhancements and Socioemotional Programming from their respective CUNY BMI projects on their campus. Come and learn what other campuses are doing, and also hear from these community leaders about the role of government from difference perspectives including Education, Community Activism and Politics.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Title: What is the Role of Government?
Saturday, February 24th | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Moot Court – Room 6.68 (6th Floor, West Wing)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225

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The 1st Annual CUNY BMI Spring Benefit

The City University of New York Black Male Initiative cordially invites you to attend the 1st Annual CUNY BMI Spring Benefit

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Moot Court Complex
524 West 59th Street, 6th Floor
NY, NY 10019

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David Ushery
Anchor, NBC4 New York

Guest Speaker

David Banks
President and CEO, Eagle Academy Foundation


The Honorable Charles and Inez Barron
CUNY BMI Governmental Higher Education Award

Valerie Lancaster Beal
CUNY Board of Trustee Member
CUNY BMI Champion Award

Municipal Credit Union
CUNY BMI Philanthropic Award

Ticket Price: $100

Business Attire
Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres

All proceeds will fund CUNY BMI student development projects

Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom CUNY BMI-MCU

The City University of New York Black Male Initiative (CUNY BMI) and Municipal Credit Union (MCU) Present Financial Freedom: Financially Fit Series and Video Competition*

The Importance of Budgeting: March 30th | 6pm -8pm
Guttman Community College 50 W 40th St, NYC| Information Commons (1st Floor)
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Identity Theft: April 13th | 6pm -8pm
Hunter College 695 Park Ave, NYC | Faculty Dining Room, Hunter West Building (8th Floor)
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* You are only eligible for the scholarship if you have attended the March 15 workshop.

The Distinguished Speaker Series was launched in October 2006 with a lecture by Dr. Shaun Harper, a researcher at the Pennsylvania State University who shared his research on African American male collegians and academic success. Subsequent topics in this series included Dr. Pedro A. Noguera on Black Masculinity and Educational Success. A panel of five distinguished CUNY faculty on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at CUNY. Damon T. Hewitt, Esq. on The School to Prison Pipeline: The Role of Race and Gender in Denying Educational Opportunity. David C. Banks, Esq. on Setting a Standard for Excellence for African American and Latino Students – The Story of the Eagle Academy for Young Men. Aaron Thomas, Senior Director of Health and Quality of Life at the National Urban League, on the Black Male Initiative: An Empowerment Movement. A panel of four distinguished professionals on exploring challenges Black gay men in Higher Education entitled, Nobody Knows My Name. A panel discussion titled, “Financial Literacy: Money 101 to Wealth Building.” And the play James Baldwin–Down From The Mountaintop, written and performed by Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels. During the 2014-15 academic year CUNY BMI will host several events as part of the Distinguished speakers Series.

The CUNY BMI Serious Talk Series served as a platform to bring CUNY BMI students from across the campuses together in one space for the purpose of discussing salient topics, leadership development, and building a cohesive student network.  Four such events took place: Know Your Rights with CUNY Board of Trustee Member Frieda Foster and Assemblyman Keith Wright, Civil Rights 2.0 with the New York Urban League Young Professional, Every Mother’s Son movie screening with the CUNY Institute for Health Equity and film producer Tami Gold, and an Undoing Racism workshop with the CUNY Office for Special Programs that featured presentations from Monica Dennis,Co-Founder of The Spirit of A Woman Leadership Development Institute, Harry J. Corbitt,  Former Superintendent of the Division of State Police, and Tony Porter, A CALL TO MEN Co-founder.