BCC Reads: One Book, One College, One Community

We are delighted to announce that the college community selected BECOMING, by Michelle Obama for our BCC Reads series this year.  We already have an extraordinary schedule of events planned.


Friday, September 13
12:00-2:00p.m.| Roscoe Brown Student Center [RBSC], Room 211A
Becoming Book Party

Tuesday, September 17
2:00-3:30p.m.| Meister Hall [ME], Meister Lobby
Becoming Political: Constitution and Citizenship Day w/ Senator Gustavo Rivera
Co-Sponsored by: The President’s Conversation Series

Tuesday, October 15
2:00-4:00p.m.| RBSC, Room 211
Becoming Writers/Latinx: Celebrating the Publication of Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity
Speakers: Drs. Grisel Y. Acosta, Monique Guishard, Nova Gutiérrez, Stephanie Laterza, Jessica Pabón-Colón, Prof. Gloria Rodriguez, Sarah Paruolo, Angela Melissa Gonzalez, and Diana Díaz
Co-Sponsored by: Womxn UP!, Association of Latino Faculty and Staff

Monday, October 21
10:00am-12:00p.m.| RBSC, Room 211
Becoming Woke: An African-American and Latinx History of the United States w/ Professor Paul Ortiz of History, University of Florida
Co-Sponsored by: BCC President’s Conversation Series

Wednesday, October 23
12:00-2:00p.m.| North Hall Library [NL], Room 109
Becoming Racialized: Our Identities and Genetic Ancestry Test Kits w/ Professor of Sociology & Urban Studies Dr. Devin Heyward, Saint Peters University
Co-Sponsored by: BCC’s Association of Black Faculty & Staff [Unity & Strength], BCC President’s Conversation Series

Tuesday, November 19
12:00-2:30p.m.| RBSC, Room 211
Becoming Informed: Film Screening of “Decades of Fire” and Discussion w/ Filmaker Vivian Vazquez Irizar
Speakers: Drs. Prathibha Kanakamedala, Ahmed Reid; BCC President’s Conversation Series

Tuesday, December 3
4:00-6:00p.m.| NL, Law Library
Film Screening of “Knocking Down the House” Documentary

Thursday, December 5th
End of Semester Culmination w/ Special Guest 
Time: 2-4pm

Contact us

Dr. Monique Guishard

Dr. Jillian Hess

Zhane Ligon
Phone: 718-289-5496

Committee Members

Monique Guishard
Jillian Hess
Mara Lazda
Angel L. Falcon
Lisa Amowitz
Tica C. Frazer
Francisco Legasa
Michael Miller
Audrey Rose-Glen

Please visit our E-portfolio link at https://bcc-cuny.digication.com/bronx-reads-becoming/events .

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