The Big Read, 2014


Big Read 2014 3The Big Read, an initiative designed “to restore reading to the center of American culture,” is coming to Monmouth County, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College. The Big Read is a program of the NEA in partnership with Arts Midwest. Chhange has selected the following two books by Julia Alvarez for The Big Read, 2014.

Time of Butterflies before we were free
In the Time of the Butterflies Before We Were Free
(for middle school students)

Mark your calendars and join us for these upcoming Big Read events!

October 6 Kick Off Event, featuring Rev. William Wipfler, expert on history and human rights in Latin America
11:00 AM
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Student Life Center, Navasink Rooms
Admission: $5; free to Brookdale students and Chhange members
Click here to register for this event

KumbaCareryOctober 7 - Kumba Carey, Dominican band, at Live at Lunch performance
12:00 PM
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Student Life Center

October 13 - Film, Harvest of Empire
5:15 dinner; 7:30 film
Dinner at:
Culinary Education Center
101 Drury Lane
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
For dinner reservations and pricing call (732) 988-3299
Film (free) at:
The Showroom
707 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

October 14 - Film, In the Time of the Butterflies
2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Wall Public Library
2700 Allaire Road
Wall Township, NJ 07719

Carlos Frias art

October 22 – November 16 Art Exhibit Opening, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, featuring Dominican artist, Carlos Frias, with art specifically designed for In the Time of the Butterflies.
Monmouth Museum
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Admission: museum fee

October 30 - Speaker Panel and film on Latino experience in Monmouth County
11:30 AM
Brookdale Community College, Long Branch Campus
Broadway and Third Avenues
Long Branch, NJ 07740

November 3 -  Upala Devi, UNFPA Technical Adviser on Gender-Based Violence and Coordinator of the UN Task Force on Violence against Women, on Violence Against Women
10:00 AM
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Student Life Center, Navasink Rooms
Admission: $5; no charge for Brookdale students and Chhange members
Click here to register online for this event

November 3 - UN Speaker, Upala Devi, on Violence Against Women; and Anna Diaz-White,  Executive Director of 180 Turning Lives Around, on Violence Against Women Worldwide and Locally. Anna Diaz-White has been assisting women who have been victims of domestic and sexual violence in Monmouth County for 40 years, and has been with the agency for 30 of them.
7:00 PM
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Student Life Center, Navasink Rooms
Admission: $5; no charge for Brookdale students and Chhange members
Click here to register online for this event

November 17, Dramatic Reading In the Time of the Butterflies at Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ
Performances at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Admission to both performances is free but you must preregister, as space is limited.
Click here to register for the 1:00 PM performance
Click here to register for the evening performance

November 25  Keynote Event, Author Julia Alvarez on campus!
10:15 AM for middle school students
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Student Life Center, Navasink Rooms
$10 admission; no charge for Brookdale students; $5 for other students
Click here to register online for this event

7 PM public event with Julia Alvarez
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Robert J. Collins arena
$10 admission; no charge for Brookdale students; $5 for other students
Click here to register online for this event


ALSO

  • Book discussions (in Spanish too)
  • Dynamic speakers on book themes
  • Film discussions

And much more!

For Teachers:
Big Read High School response form
Big Read Middle School response form

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Events across all Brookdale Community College campuses and county libraries!

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