Diversity & Inclusion E-News: Student News & Activities – Week of 2.6.17

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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Last Tuesday, Jan. 31st, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Dean of Student Life and Whee-Speak Culture hosted “A Day of Reflection Honoring the Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” The event featured student speakers who read quotes from Dr. King’s writings, X-clusive Dance Team and Grace Notes offering tributes through performances. Professor Leland Clarke concluded the program by sharing a moving reflection as a METCO student on a long ride to Concord, MA after finding out about the loss of Dr. King. The event was well received and attended by students, staff & faculty.

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Black History Month Events

Please find attached a listing of Black History Month events: Black History Month Events Listing

Sponsored by The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs & BSU

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Black Lives Matter Sankofa 

FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 | 8pm

BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER

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FEATURING: CEDRIC JACKSON, II |  PAMELA ROBLES | BRITANI WASHINGTON

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as “go back and get it,” reflecting the common adage, “If we don’t know our history, we are doomed to repeat it.” Berklee’s Black Lives Matter concert series is student-curated, produced, and performed in an effort to educate, through words and music, on the historical, systemic, institutional, and socio-economic events of our time that have contributed to both the progress and disenfranchisement of people of the African diaspora. This year’s concert will highlight vital periods in the history of struggles for liberation, set to a soundtrack of moving and motivational music, reflective of those times and the present day.

CONCERT SERIES VISION & MISSION

The Berklee Black Lives Matter concert series was created with the intention of aligning our creative abilities at Berklee with the BLM movement’s political intentions worldwide. We believe that all human beings should be treated with fairness and dignity, and given the same opportunities to succeed.

We are acutely aware that this is not the case in our world today. These concerts illuminate both our history, the present day, and our hopes for a future with greater character and morality practiced with deeper fervor and given a sense of normalcy in everyday life.

CLICK HERE to view one of last’s years POWERFUL concert performances.

We would love to see you there. Please spread the word to your students and staff.

Admission:

$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Admission with Berklee ID:

Free in advance / $4 day of show

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

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