Day: September 28, 2017

News

Meet CERRU: Building spaces where different voices can co-exist

The Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU) is a diversity training and education center that focuses on nonviolent communication techniques and undoing bias. We host frequent events during the year that build spaces to have divisive conversations, build collaboration, and explore identity. Our two year-long fellowships, Undoing Bias & Social Organizing, are already […]

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CERRU takes students along the path of being healthy conversationalists

On September 11th, The Center For Ethnic Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) held an interactive workshop in Powdermaker Hall led by dialogue fellowship director, Alysa Gray, where attendees were offered dialogue tools necessary for tackling difficult conversations.   Starting off the workshop on a high note, attendees were given the opportunity to introduce themselves in […]

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Remembering 9/11

On September 11, 2017, Queens College held a memorial in honor of those who lost their lives 16 years ago during the country’s deadliest terrorist attack. Reflection on the horrific day deeply touched attendees of the campus’ memorial. This year, the eerie mood was complemented by the overcast sky and humid air. Throughout the morning, […]

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Op-Eds

City Elections: A tale of two polls

It started with a campaign akin to novelist Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities,”  with   New York City as the backdrop for Bill de Blasio’s political crusade. It was a modern take on the classic tale, casting rich and poor New Yorkers as the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, and he counted on support from […]

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QC speaks out about the Trump presidency

Fatima Maryam and Abby Melbye With every new administration, decisions are made and words are spoken that are received differently from citizens on both sides of the political spectrum. Over the first eight months in office, however, it seems as if President Donald J. Trump has had more policies questioned, more people investigated and more […]

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2017 QC’s relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims

On August 17th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to cause catastrophic flooding, torrential winds, and high winds over eastern Texas. Hurricane Harvey was the first destructive Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. In over a 4-day time period, many areas in Texas received a disastrous […]

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World News

World News: Economic, domestic, and political instability

“I was earning 20,000 bolivars every two weeks I used to live in the state of Zulia in Venezuela. That’s less than 2.00 dollars. I was earning 4.00 dollars a month.” This is how Saul, a former Venezuelan fireman, began narrating his tragic arrival to Colombia. His story is no different from the stories of […]

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