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“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”  


~John Locke

KCC Reads

Events Calendar, 2016 – 2017:  Just Mercy

Fall 2016 | Winter 2017 | Spring 2017 under construction

Fall 2016








10:20 - 11:20 

& again from

11:30 - 12:30




MAC Rotunda



 The Inaugural Lecture:

Prof. Indira Skoric (History, Philosophy & Political Science)

will deliver this year's inaugural address on Americanah


Video of Prof Skoric's Lecture:







10 am 


6 pm 



MAC Rotunda 



Fall Student Seminars on Americanah 

Monday November 9th -- MAC Rotunda -- All Day

KCC Reads Fall Student Programs on Americanah
Students reading the book present their work, completed in English, Art & History classes
in 5 sessions: at 10:20, 11:30, 12:40, 1:50, and a 5:00 pm evening session


The Fall Address: Prof José Arenas, Chair, Art Dept.
Prof. Arenas will share various connections between Americanah and themes in his own Art, at 3:00 pm, Reception following hosted by Culinary Arts

Bring students reading Americanah so they can discuss and debate it with student presenters!
Refreshments served! Catered by Culinary Arts!


Video of Prof Arenas' Lecture:










Tues. May 3rd  & Wed. May 4th 






















All Invited!

 The KCC Reads Annual Student Conference

MAC Rotunda

This event celebrates Kingsborough students by showcasing student scholarship on Americanah -  papers, roundtables, performances, and artwork. It also features a faculty forum and our Annual Keynote Lecture, this year by esteemed attorney, Chaumtoli Huq.

All sessions catered by KCC Culinary Arts!

Tuesday May 3rd:

3 - 5 pm: Faculty Roundtable on the intersection of social justice, art & pedagogy... catered by Culinary Arts 

Wednesday May 4th:

Student Presentations at 9:10, 10:20, 12:40 and 1:50

(Note: there is no 11:30 session.)

Keynote Talk from 3 - 4:30 pm by: Chaumtoli Huq, J.D.

Full Classes Welcome! All events catered by Culinary Arts!

Full Conference Program:






 Over the summer, members of the KCC Reads cohort will put together the FOURTH volume of our student journal, Paideia: The Journal of KCC Reads on Americanah. It will be released / distributed at our Inaugural Lecture for the 2016 - 2017 academic year in Sept. 2016.



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