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‘Global Read’ Kicks Off with Guest Lecture

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Brookdale students and employees are encouraged to join in a college-wide “intellectual experience” this semester as part of the first ever Global Read, sponsored by the Global Citizenship Project (GCP) and the International Education Center (IEC). The initiative encourages all Brookdale community members to read Tracy Kidder’s acclaimed nonfiction book Mountains Beyond Mountains, which centers on the humanitarian […]

Student Voices: Join in the Brookdale Read

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Brookdale and the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) are taking the topics of racism and discrimination head on in this year’s Brookdale READ. The Brookdale READ encourages students and employees to read the same book at the same time and participate in a series of group discussions, guest lectures and other […]

Guest Lecture Kicks Off 2016 ‘Brookdale Read’

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Students, employees and community members of all ages are invited to join together this fall in the 2016 “Brookdale Read,” a college-wide initiative centered around Julie Otsuka’s award-winning 2002 novel “When the Emperor Was Divine.” Brookdalians and local residents are encouraged to read the novel – a moving account of four Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in […]

Six Students Win “Big Read” Essay Contest

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Brookdale students and their family members joined college faculty and members of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) on Jan. 30 for the grand finale of this year’s Big Read initiative. The program, which began last fall, promoted literacy and reading in Monmouth County by encouraging all community members to read […]

Julia Alvarez Concludes The Big Read 2014

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On Nov. 25, 1960, Minerva, Patria, and Maria Teresa Mirabal were murdered for rebelling against the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Exactly 54 years later, the novelist who brought their story to the world addressed a capacity crowd in the Collins Arena, explaining how the Mirabal sisters’ legacy continues to inspire […]

Julia Alvarez to Speak at Brookdale on Nov. 25

Community members of all ages are invited to an evening with award-winning novelist Julia Alvarez at Brookdale Community College’s Collins Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.