Fall 2020

Student Union and Intercultural Center Presents:

Encounters Series

SUICThe Student Union and Intercultural Center’s Encounters series seeks to bring the world a little bit closer to our Kingsborough Community College campus. Offering presentations that will broaden one’s worldview and build bridges across our shared humanity, Encounters will engage our community in dialogue and discussion regarding global and local issues.

National Voter Registration Day
Campus Democracy ChallengeSeptember 22nd at 1pm
SU&IC will be working with campus stakeholders to register as many students to voter as possible! Remember - your vote is your voice! 

Also, a special presentation from the All in Democracy Challenge - Demystifying the Vote
Presented by Dominique McMillan and Stephanie King

Voting is complicated. With state by state regulations varying, candidates being aloof, and the rhetoric around vote by mail it’s hard to navigate the electoral process. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge supports campuses and students in exercising the power of the vote to support higher education communities.

Hakeem JeffriesCongressman Hakeem Jeffries 
TBD
Zoom details to follow 
Hakeem Jeffries represents the diverse Eighth Congressional District of New York, an area that encompasses large parts of Brooklyn and a section of Queens. Serving his fourth term in the United States Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Budget Committee. Join our session to find out about his journey to politics, his passion and find out how you can help him achieve change in your communities.

K¢¢ $en$e: Everything You Didn’t Know Series
Join us in our virtual meeting where Kingsborough representatives will share information about the services their department offers. 

Financial Aid

Career Development

Access Resource Center

September 24 at 1pm

October 1 at 1pm

October 7 at 1 pm

For example:

  • Did you know you should apply for financial aid even if you believe your parents make “too much money” or that it includes federal aid such as loans, grants and work study?
  • Did you know the Career Development Center emails a weekly newsletter, on Mondays, that includes resume tips, current career and internship opportunities, as well as information on weekly events or programs they are hosting? You should check out the Career Buzz!
  • Did you know that in addition to providing the KCC community with Free Tax help, the Access Resource Center also provides workshops on Financial Literacy, provides access to pantry bags during remote learning, access to local food pantries and assist with benefits screenings for government resources.

 Join us to learn about these opportunities and more that each department or center provides.


Congressman
Hakeem Jeffries

Date TBD

Hakeem Jeffries represents the diverse Eighth Congressional District of New York, an area that encompasses large parts of Brooklyn and a section of Queens. Serving his fourth term in the United States Congress, Rep. Jeffries is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Budget Committee. Join our session to find out about his journey to politics, his passion and find out how you can help him achieve change in your communities.

Zoom details to follow.

Hakeem Jeffries

 


K¢¢ $en$e

Everything You Didn’t Know Series

Financial Aid

Thursday September 24 at 1pm

We will discuss what Financial Aid is, including:
♦  How to apply
Different types of Financial Aid available
Eligibility requirements
Financial Aid limits
How withdrawals affect eligibility
Satisfactory Academic Progress​

Join us in our virtual meeting where Mr. Darren Yuen, a Kingsborough Financial Aid Advisor and SAP Counselor will share information about the services, programs and opportunities offered through Financial Aid.

For example:

  • Did you know you should apply for financial aid even if you believe your parents make “too much money” or that it includes federal aid such as loans, grants and work study?
  • Did you know your parents’ citizenship status in NOT a factor when applying for financial aid?

Join us to learn more and get answers to your questions.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEucuGvpz8iEtH5SUXJSDdmkwF-IK1eH2Ak

 

Part of the K¢¢ $en$e campaign funded by TD Charitable Trust and aimed at positioning students for financial success, these workshops will help students understand how they can make their dollars stretch, learn about ways to finance and save on their college education, and provide them with valuable tips to be financially successful.
*Sponsored with the support of TD Bank. 


Don’t Wait for Change - MAKE the Change

Thursday, October 1st
6pm
See Zoom registration link below.

Generation VoteA special presentation by Generation Vote (GenVote), a progressive advocacy movement that empowers youth to be agents of change in local electoral politics.

GenVote founders, Brendan Cushing and Brianna Cea will talk about how they started their organization, the power of youth in politics and activism, and how YOU can work to create the change you want to see in your communities!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuce6srjwoGdI94DMEUitcInc6sKI6UkRg 


K¢¢ $en$e

Everything You Didn’t Know Series

Career Development & Experiential Learning

Thursday October 1 at 1pm

Hosted by the Center for Career Development & Experiential learning, this workshop will cover the importance of planning for your career, as well as job search tools and resources available to you as KCC students.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions relating to your personal career goals.

Career Wave

For example:

  • Did you know the KCC Career Development Center assists all students with more than resume writing and job interview preparation?
  • Did you know the KCC Career Development Center has a weekly newsletter, the “Career Buzz”, that shares recent internships, jobs, and career tips via email?
  • Did you know you most students go to college so they can be employed after graduation? However, many of them do not use the Career Development Center which is dedicated to supporting this goal.
  • Did you know 40% of U.S. college students feel very or extremely prepared for their future career?

Join us to learn more and get answers to your questions.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/93725080071?pwd=TkpBcGRTYzcrWDhDSWRRTS8yY1phQT09
Meeting ID: 937 2508 0071
Passcode: 983937

Part of the K¢¢ $en$e campaign funded by TD Charitable Trust and aimed at positioning students for financial success, these workshops will help students understand how they can make their dollars stretch, learn about ways to finance and save on their college education, and provide them with valuable tips to be financially successful.
*Sponsored with the support of TD Bank.


K¢¢ $en$e

Everything You Didn’t Know Series

Access Resources Center

Wednesday October 7 at 1pm

Free and Quick ServicesJoin us in our virtual meeting where Ms. Hattie Elmore, the Director of Kingsborough’s Access Resource Center (ARC) will share and discuss information about the free services.

For example:

  • Did you know you the Access Resource Center provides access to pantry bags during remote learning?
  • Did you know the ARC provides access to local food pantries?
  • Did you know the ARC provides Benefit screenings for government resources?

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92160183908?pwd=S0xqS0ZoaHhmVGJyR1VXazMxNGVnZz09
Meeting ID: 921 6018 3908
Passcode: 867275

Part of the K¢¢ $en$e campaign funded by TD Charitable Trust and aimed at positioning students for financial success, these workshops will help students understand how they can make their dollars stretch, learn about ways to finance and save on their college education, and provide them with valuable tips to be financially successful.
*Sponsored with the support of TD Bank.


The Rise of Anti-Asian Racism in the Age of COVID-19: What Can You Do About It?

October 8th
1pm
See Zoom registration link below.
Dr. Vivi Hua
Presenter: Dr. Vivi Wei-Chun Hua, Psy.D.

Dr. Vivi HuaNumerous incidents of anti-Asian discrimination/racism, such as verbal harassment, physical assaults, or shunning, have been reported nationally and globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will discuss the phenomenon of anti-Asian racism in U.S. history, recent data, as well as steps you can take as Asians or allies of Asians. Q&A will follow at the end of the webinar.

Vivi Wei-Chun Hua, Psy.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist. She received her doctorate at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Gouverneur Health, both accredited by American Psychological Association. Dr. Hua is the Founder of Vivid World Psychology PLLC. The mission of her practice is to empower individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, or disability, to be their authentic selves and to break free of any fear, worry, or anxiety, as a result of individual, societal, or systemic forces of oppression. Dr. Hua has extensive training and experiences working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, and is particularly passionate about supporting students of diverse backgrounds. She also supervises psychology doctoral students receiving training at the Graduate Center of CUNY. For further information about Dr. Hua’s work, visit www.drvivihua.com.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudO2qrjoiGdHMJatSQ74QJEToIJR4_PWZ


Undocually 

Thursday, October 15 at 10am
Monday, October 19 at 12pm

ButterflyThis training, designed for KCC faculty and staff, strives to cultivate a more supportive environment for undocumented students in higher education and CUNY Kingsborough. Allies are individuals within the CUNY Kingsborough community who are supportive of and knowledgeable about the Undocumented student experience and issues and who want to be a visible support for people of all statuses. People of all identities are welcome to become an UndocuALLY!

Thursday, October 15th at 10am 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-6prD0jGNND6M6VJI9nsjW9FQwsSFMN

Monday, October 19th at 12pm 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsceCtrD0rEtAqTlRUGb0KpMvGsYM_mVXf