Unity Week at Brooklyn College

Bridging Cultures and Creating Connections

Friday, April 4 – Friday, April 11, 2014 

Students who participate in Unity Week will be engaged in learning about the different cultures at Brooklyn College. Through the various programs and activities, students will gain a greater appreciation for our campus diversity. Each program encourages the members of our community to commit to building unity on campus.

Unity Week provides opportunities for working together to build a dynamic and stronger campus community while engaging a generation of prospective college students. This year's theme, "Bridging Cultures and Creating Connections," reflects the goals of Unity Week.

Confirm your participation at a Unity Week 2014 event(s) by sending an e-mail to info@brooklyn.cuny.edu. Use the subject Unity Week and include the event number and title along with your full name and contact information. 

Unity Week 2014*

Identity Tree and Cultural Unity Performances (3)

Tuesday, April 8, 12:30 – 2 p.m., West Quad (Rain Location: Clubroom, basement of Student Center)

Join Student Affairs and Tanger Hillel in collaborating on creative work that represents students' diverse identities. Help our tree bloom for spring by adding leaves and watch cultural performances by Brooklyn College students.
RSVP on Facebook.

Annual Make a Difference Gala: Creating Harmony Through Unity (4)

Wednesday, April 9, 7 – 10p.m., Gold Room, Student Center

Join us as we recognize those who have contributed through their activities and by example toward building unity and community on campus. Students will showcase displays representing cultures from around the world through the unifying element of musical instruments.
RSVP via e-mail with the subject line "MAD" and your name.

Jeopardy-Family Feud: Building Unity Through Cultural Diversity (5)

Thursday, April 10, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Tanger Hillel, Campus Road and Hillel Place

Join us as we play a few rounds of a Jeopardy/Family Feud "mash-up" game that will test your cultural and Brooklyn College knowledge. You can bring a team or create one on the spot.
RSVP via e-mail with the subject line "Jeopardy" and your name.

Unity Banner Contest and Fan Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 10, 4 – 8 p.m., Softball Doubleheader, West Quad Athletic Field

Clubs, Greeks and Brooklyn College community members are encouraged to participate by creating a banner with the theme of unity. Prizes will be given to the best three banners at the end of the first softball game against John Jay College. The first 150 fans to arrive will also receive a free Brooklyn College Athletics tee shirt. For more information, contact the Athletics Office, 718.951.5363.

Civic Breakfast: Creating Identity and Community Through Collaboration and Service (6)

Friday, April 11, 9 a.m. – noon, Gold Room, Student Center

Join us for breakfast and conversation about creating identiy and community. Brooklyn College students willl work with local high school students as they listen, learn and collaborate to build unity. Special guests include several elected officials representing Brooklyn and the president of the Brooklyn College Alumni Association.
RSVP via e-mail with the subject line "Breakfast" and your name.

Community Planning Forum: Learn, Sow, and Grow (1)

Friday, April 4, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Jefferson Williams Lounge, fourth floor, Student Center

Panelists will share their successful planning and community strategies while reflecting on Brooklyn's diverse needs. Participants will be introduced to timeless strategies for successfully harnessing ideas; understand the concept of brainstorming within small groups; communicate across cultures; and use simple items and the arts as a stimulus to develop a plan and demonstrate how ideas can be transformed into projects that help build community.


  • Nadya Drukker, Hillel Feed the Homeless
  • Professor Michael Menser, Philosophy
  • Kearah Armonie, Brooklyn College Poetry Slam Team
  • Elke Riva Sudin, CreaCo (Creative Coexistence)

Join us... Plant some seeds and watch them bloom into something extraordinary!

Say: "NO 2 O" — Health Awareness Unity Basketball Tournament (2)

Monday, April 7, 5 – 9 p.m., 322 Roosevelt Hall  

Participate in a basketball tournament focused on raising awareness on the topic of obesity. Be a player or cheer on a friend, but be a part of this great event for health awareness with Brooklyn College High School students and Brooklyn College students. Register here.

*Coordinating committee in progress. For more information about any of the programs, to get involved, or to join the Unity Week Committee, e-mail info@brooklyn.cuny.edu.