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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

BHCC honors Martin Luther Ling Jr Day

Contextualizing and Teaching King in 2022: From Civil Rights to Social Justice 
by Tony Clark, Professor, English Department

Tuesday, January 25, 2022  | 6 p.m.

With Remarks by Lee Santos Silva, Director, Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth
Sponsored by the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning, BHCC's Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth and The Division of Humanities and Learning Communities

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About Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights icon, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to eliminate the systemic racism that terrorized African American citizens. His activism and leadership resulted in the federally recognized Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. King’s call for a peaceful and “beloved community” is echoed, over fifty years after his assassination in 1968, in light of recent social and political unrest.

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About Tony Clark: Tony Clark is a graduate of Cambridge Public Schools. Over the course of his career, he has held posts at New York University, The City University of New York, Columbia University, and Johns Hopkins University. Tony has also worked for the U.S. Department of Education, taught for ten years in the New York City Public School System, and has served as an Executive for several leading education reform agencies, which included supporting the work in the New York City Department of Education. He is a compassionate social critic who has written and published articles that have examined race, culture, and education that have ranged from sharing his experiences while serving as a consultant to the Ferguson, MO school district after the death of Michael Brown, to mapping out strategies to help teachers contextualize Trayvon Martin in their classrooms. Throughout the course of his career, he has assisted in turnaround school efforts in East St. Louis, Newark, Baltimore, Detroit, and Bloomington, Indiana among a host of other communities. In addition, he has moderated discussions with survivors from Stoneman Douglass High School on trauma and unearthing smart Gun Control. Tony currently serves as a tenured professor of English Literature and Learning Communities at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston; he is the former Liaison for Equitable and Inclusive Communities for The Office of Mayor Marc C. McGovern charged with uncovering and creating systems to dismantle white supremacy, and remains a faculty member of The English Department of Bronx Community College, where he has taught for over 15 years.

A Legacy of Social Justice and Human Rights

Wednesday, January 26  |  6 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Behavioral, Social, Sciences & Global Learning, the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning, the Library and Learning Commons, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, AIDE, and the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth

Many of us are familiar with Martin Luther King’s famous, “I Have a Dream” speech, but we may not have had the chance to consider his life and work holistically or to situate it within a larger context of the struggle for social justice. We invite you to attend our celebration in which BHCC students, faculty, and staff will perform a series of speeches related to the themes of social justice and human rights

We hope that this event will cause you to re-envision how we can work together to create a more just, inclusive, and equitable world.

Directed and moderated by Dr. Ayshia Mackie-Stephenson, Assistant Professor of Art and Performance Studies, Xavier University of Louisiana

Remarks by Dean Carlnita P. Greene and Assistant Dean Justice Kumahia, Division of Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning

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