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Noted Activist Kevin Powell to Speak at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 11, 2015

MAHWAH, NJ — Political and social activist, writer and entrepreneur Kevin Powell will be speaking on Monday, February 16 at 5 p.m. in the Sharp Theater of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College.

His talk is entitled, “Are Dr. King and His Dream Still Relevant? Community, Social Media and the New Activism.”

Powell, a Jersey City native, will address how people from diverse backgrounds can work toward a more harmonious, inclusive and tolerant society by combining lessons from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and ‘60’s with new strategies for activism and change in the 21st century.

Powell routinely appears in interviews on television, radio, in print and on the Internet discussing major issues affecting society today. He is president and co-founder of BK Nation, a multinational organization that focuses on issues such as education, civic engagement, social media, arts and culture, and job and small business creation. Powell has spoken at universities and corporations across the country as well as internationally.

The event is sponsored by the office of Equity and Diversity Programs and is free and open to the public.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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