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BCC Announces September Forums
Aug 20, 2012

The public is invited to attend the following free Forum events on the main campus of Berkshire Community College (BCC). Except as noted, all events are from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM in room K-111 of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Thursday, September 13
What's Wrong With Our Prisons? One Woman's Story of Civil Disobedience.

Tuesday, September 18,
Bullying: Not a Rite of Passage
A discussion and reading on how to creatively interrupt and prevent bullying right here, right now. Presenters, Magdalena Gómez and María Luisa Arroyo are the co-editors of the new ground-breaking book: Bullying: Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions and Catharsis, the first multicultural and intergenerational book on the subject of bullying. Books will be available for sale and signing by the editors. Sponsored by the Committee for Diversity.

Wednesday, September 19
Diversity Film Series: A Separation
Winner of the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Foreign Language Film, this Iranian family drama reminds us that regardless of the political or religious landscape, marital and social discord can be found in any culture. Sponsored by the Committee for Diversity. 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, September 25
Faces of Homelessness
Currently and formerly homeless individuals will share their life stories. Speakers with diverse backgrounds and life experiences provide a glimpse into the challenges of homelessness and the stability that comes with a place to call home. All of them exemplify resourcefulness, perseverance and strength in a society where housing is not a guarantee for anyone. Sponsored by the Committee for Diversity.

Thursday, September 27
When Was the Last Time You Purchased a Pair of Sneakers?

For more information on these Forums, contact Frank Schickor at 413-236-4564 or

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