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Living in the Matrix and Its Implications for Understanding Racism

Saturday / November 8, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In this session, we will provide a framework for understanding systemic racism and provide opportunities to use this framework as a lense to apply it to our own lives, our work, and our communities.

You cannot challenge something you don't know exists. At a basic level, our work involves helping individuals and organizations to create new lenses, moving from an individual understanding of racism, that is, prejudice and discrimination based on "race," to a systemic understanding. Moving from an individual lens to a systemic one has profound implications for how we understand ourselves, our relationships, and our work. We begin to see and understand things we previously didn't know existed.

  • Discuss racism on an individual and systemic level
  • Raise awareness and understanding of systemic practices, culture, and policies that support the privileged and halt the oppressed
  • Learn how to address these situations and deconstruct them
  • Open to all students, staff, and faculty

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Facilitated by Community Change, Inc.

Snacks, lunch, and dinner provided.

Space is limited! RSVP to Josh Crary: jcrary@berklee.edu

Admission: 
Free with RSVP

BerkLEAD Info Session

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
921 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215
Students - We want you to remember that last week's luncheon with Keith Lockhart was just the beginning! We have two info sessions planned to provide you all with additional information about BerkLEAD and the myriad of ways you can be involved and recognized as a leader.
 
Hint: EVERYONE already is a leader so you should ALL participate. The info sessions are:
 

Thursday, October 16 * 6pm to 7pm * the Loft (921 Boylston Street, 3rd floor)

 

Tuesday, October 21 * 4pm to 5pm  * the Loft (921 Boylston Street, 3rd floor)

 
Questions? Email leadership@berklee.edu
 
BerkLEAD
Admission: 
FREE

BerkLEAD Info Session

Thursday / October 16, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Students - We want you to remember that last week's luncheon with Keith Lockhart was just the beginning! We have two info sessions planned to provide you all with additional information about BerkLEAD and the myriad of ways you can be involved and recognized as a leader.
 
Hint: EVERYONE already is a leader so you should ALL participate. The info sessions are:
 

Thursday, October 16 * 6pm to 7pm * the Loft (921 Boylston Street, 3rd floor)

 

Tuesday, October 21 * 4pm to 5pm  * the Loft (921 Boylston Street, 3rd floor)

 
Questions? Email leadership@berklee.edu
 
BerkLEAD
Admission: 
FREE

"Legendary" Television Pilot Taping with Rob Lewis and Brian McKnight

Saturday / October 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join producer and Berklee alumnus Rob Lewis for the live taping of his television pilot presentation for "Legendary," starring special guest star, Brian McKnight.

Lewis has worked with Christina Aguilera, NKOTB, Backstreet Boys, Babyface, Toni Braxton, MTV, VH1 and is a Grammy Award-winning arranger. "Legendary" stars special guest Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Brian McKnight.


Lewis will also be hosting an audition and clinic event, The Technique of Auditioning and Getting the Gig, on Friday, October 17. 

Admission: 
Free

Grand Opening of Cafe 24 at The Boston Conservatory

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.
Cafe 24, 24 The Fenway
Boston
MA

Come celebrate the grand opening of the new Café 24 at The Boston Conservatory, conveniently located at 24 The Fenway.  Dining director Jessica Mackool-Todd and managers Sean Sturgis and John Bonaccorso have created a breakfast and lunch menu with fresh ingredients, local flare, and infinite ingredient combinations.  Be sure to check out our newest venue, which has plenty of seating. Meal swipes are welcome.

***GRAND OPENING SPECIAL***

Enjoy a complimentary small cup of Peet’s Coffee or a Coca-Cola fountain beverage between 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m

 

Admission: 
N/A

Farewell Reception for Marlena Torres

Thursday / October 23, 2014 / 3:30 p.m.
William Davis Room, 142 Mass. Ave.
Boston
MA

Join us for our farewell reception for Marlena Torres, who will be greatly missed by the Berklee community. Come celebrate her contributions to Berklee with us. Light refreshments will be served.

Marlena Torres Invitation

 

Admission: 
Free

CBC: Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Wednesday / November 5, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Loretta's Last Call, 1 Landsdowne Street
Boston
MA

Free apps, cash bar, great company! Join the Community Building Committee for a post-workday hang. Loretta's Last Call will provide free apps, including fried hushpuppies, buttermilk chicken tenders, and more.

We have just a few more spots available. Email communitybuilding@berklee.edu to save your spot.

Admission: 
Free with RSVP

Twilight Induction

Thursday / October 30, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
United States

The Musicians Preventing Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination (STAND) committee an initiative of the Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting an event for Berklee students, faculty, and staff to gather together to reflect on our community standards. At this event we will take a pledge to uphold Berklee's core values. There will be a candlelight ceremony, performances, giveaways, light refreshments, along with special guests Danny Bedrosian & Secret Army (members of P-Funk). For more information visit berklee.edu/stand or email stand@berklee.edu

Thursday, October 30,  6:00 p.m.

St. Cecilia's * Lower Reception Hall * Enter on St. Cecilia's Street

Admission: 
FREE

BMI Day Keynote: Harry Gregson-Williams

Monday / November 10, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The BMI at Berklee Day keynote presentation will be given by award-winning film and game composer Harry Gregson-Williams, known for his work on the "Shrek" films, "The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe," the Metal Gear Solid video games, and many other titles. Gregson-Williams will play examples of his work and be interviewed by Film Scoring chair George S. Clinton.

Admission: 
Free

Snacks in the Sukkah

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
7 Haviland Plaza
Boston
MA

Join the Berklee Jewish Student Organization for Snacks in the Sukkah!  Learn about the Jewish festival holiday of Sukkot, make blessings over the lulav and etrog, do the mitzvah of eating in the sukkah (over mizonot like cookies and crackers), and bring acoustic instruments if you want to play. Snacks, tea, and coffee will be served. We'll be there from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Admission: 
Free

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