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


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, Navesink 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
(732) 449-8877

October 16 - Book Discussion, In the Time of the Butterflies
7:00 PM
Wall Public Library
2700 Allaire Road
Wall Township, NJ 07719
(732) 449-8877

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 22 - Book Discussion for Middle School Readers, Before We Were Free
6:00 PM
Booktowne
171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 772-7255

October 23 - Book Discussion, In the Time of the Butterflies
2:00 PM
Booktowne
171 Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 772-7255

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
Clck here to register online for this event

November 2 - Carlos Frias, Artist Talk
Artist Carlos Frias discusses his work at the Monmouth Museum. The exhibit has new work by Frias, specifically designed for "In the Time of the Butterflies."
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Monmouth Museum
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
No fee to register; museum charges an entrance fee.
Click here to register online for this event

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, Navesink 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, Navesink Rooms
Admission: $5; no charge for Brookdale students and Chhange members
Click here to register online for this event

November 4 - College-wide Book Discusion on In the Time of the Butterflies
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Chhange facility
Bankier Library Building
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Click here to register online for this event

November 4 - Film and Book Discussion on In the Time of the Butterflies
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Middletown Public Library
55 New Monmouth Road
Middletown, NJ 07748

November 5 - Film: Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Brookdale Community College
Freehold Campus, Room 103
3680 US Highway 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728

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 17 - Protest Art Lecture
Lecture on Protest Art
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726

November 19 - Book Discussion: In the Time of the Butterflies
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Red Bank Public Library
84 West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

November 20 - Book and Film Discussion: In the Time of the Butterflies
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726

November 25  Keynote Event, Author Julia Alvarez on campus!
10:15 AM for middle school students
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft Campus
Student Life Center, Navesink 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

December 8 - Panel Discussion: Respect for Women
Panel discussion on respect for women with the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought, moderated by Joe Ritacco
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726

 

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