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CUNY BMI Doctoral Networking Event

Doctoral Network Event

Date
November 15th, 2018

Time
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location
City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue NY, NY 10027
The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
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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 PhD’s and EdD’s 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.

Birthright AFRICA

Birthright Africa

Please join us for this 2nd Annual Celebration and Reunion with the ‘Kelewele 10’ and the ‘Sankofa 7’ students who have participated in the Birthright AFRICA program.

Attendees from the Summer 2018 cohort will share their experiences, their findings and special artifacts that they have gained during their excursions from NYC to Washington, D.C. to Ghana, Africa.

This Event Includes:
A Rotating Dialogue with Participants
Student Performances
Vision for a growing Birthright AFRICA partnership

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Please invite other CUNY community members to come out as well.  Get more information as we are building the 3rd Cohort for 2019!!

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/birthrightAFRICAcelebration

Directions to the Event:
Located on Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, the CUNY Graduate Center is two blocks east of Penn Station, one block east of Herald Square, and two blocks west of the 33rd Street and Park Avenue station. The closest subway station, located at 34th Street and Avenue of the Americas, is served by the B, D, F, N, R, and Q trains. Penn Station is served at Seventh Avenue by the 1, 2, 3, and 9 IRT trains, as well as the A, C, and E lines at the Eighth Avenue station one block west.

13th Annual CUNY BMI Conference

CUNY BMI Conference

Register Today!

https://tinyurl.com/13thcunybmiconference

13th Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference
Diversifying the STEM field: Exposing and Promoting Pathways

Friday, October 5, 2018 | 8:30am – 7pm

Location
New York City College of Technology
300 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
NEW! Academic Complex Auditorium, AB 108
Directions

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Speakers:
Dr. Cora Marrett
Lecturer and Former National Science Foundation Director

Dr. James Anderson
Chancellor, Fayetteville State University

Dr. Sylvester Gates
Distinguished Ford Professor of Mathematics at Brown University

Theme
The Thirteenth Annual CUNY BMI conference title: Diversifying the STEM field: Ex, will feature a morning keynote by Dr. Cora Marrett, an afternoon keynote by Dr. James Anderson, and an evening keynote by Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. The conference includes morning and afternoon panel discussions that address Women in STEM, Math, Professional Skills Development, the STEM Pipeline, Community involvement in STEM and Careers in STEM. The morning panels specifically will discuss ‘How did we get here?’ detailing the history of STEM as it relates to these topics. The afternoon panels will discuss ‘Where do we go from here?’ detailing innovative strategies as it relates to these topics. The overall theme of the conference will focus on equipping conference participants to enter into STEM fields or find helpful STEM resources to enable other young people begin a career in STEM, primarily young men of color, at an earlier age.”

3rd Annual CUNY BMI Mentor Training

Mentor Training

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
https://cunybmibenefit3.splashthat.com/

Location

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

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Honoring

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
Philanthropist

Business Attire

Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres

Early Bird Tickets

$100
(After April 1st: $125)

All proceeds will fund CUNY BMI student development projects.

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

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/bmiroleofgovernment

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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Host

David Ushery
Anchor, NBC4 New York
@DavidUshery4NY

Guest Speaker

David Banks
President and CEO, Eagle Academy Foundation
@EAFNYC

Honorees

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

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

Municipal Credit Union
CUNY BMI Philanthropic Award
@NYMCU_News

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)
RSVP Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMIandMCU3

Identity Theft: April 13th | 6pm -8pm
Hunter College 695 Park Ave, NYC | Faculty Dining Room, Hunter West Building (8th Floor)
RSVP Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMIandMCU4

* You are only eligible for the scholarship if you have attended the March 15 workshop.

Birthright Africa Trip Allows QC Students to Explore Their Roots

Birthright Africa

Tyrell Petrie, a media studies major of Afro-Guyanese descent, and Mikel Haye, an elementary education and urban studies student with Afro-Caribbean roots, traveled to Ghana from August 7 to August 17 as part of the second-ever cohort of Birthright Africa. Read More

In the front row of Birthright Africa’s second cohort: QC’s Mikel Haye (far left) and Tyrell Petrie (far right).

Similar to the Taglit-Birthright Israel initiative for those of Jewish descent, Birthright Africa gives young adults of African heritage the chance to explore their cultural background within select countries in Africa. The program is inspired by the Ghanaian principle of sankofa, which roughly translates to “in order to know where you’re going, you have to know where you’re from.” CUNY offers this opportunity to participants at no cost, thanks to funding from the CUNY Black Male Initiative and The Office of Special Programs.

Before leaving for Africa, Petrie and Haye’s cohort toured historic sites in the United States, including the African Burial Ground National Monument on Wall Street and the National Museum of African-American Culture in Washington, DC. In Ghana, they visited the capital city Accra and Cape Coast, both on the country’s southern coast, and the city of Kumasi, located approximately 200 miles north. Among the highlights of the trip were interacting with locals, learning the culture through music, and hearing personal stories. The students also visited the notorious Cape Coast Castle and its “door of no return,” which served as the center of the transatlantic slave trade.

“The experience has changed my life in many ways,” says Petrie. “I have finally been exposed to the side of me that I never knew. It showed me how much room for growth that Africa has and opened a door for me to walk through again in the future.”

“After this trip, I am more confident in who I am as an African-American,” says Haye. “I am more active in my studies, and I have gained a deep hunger to learn more about my history and become more active in the betterment of my community and people.”

Birthright Africa candidates have to complete an application and prepare an essay and a video describing themselves, their future plans, and their legacy of innovation. The final step is a phone interview. The selection committee chooses participants based on the merit of the essay, the interview, and the availability of the applicant. To learn more about this program, go to https://www.birthrightafrica.org.

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!

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.