Events - Prospect Park Alliance

Past Event

Location

Boathouse

Time

1 pm – 2 pm

Admission

Free, registration required

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University Open Air: Cultural Awareness in a Multicultural World

Join Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance for University Open Air, a free series of classes taught by professors, researchers, and academics who were trained outside of the U.S. The two-week semester begins on Thursday, September 9th.

New York City is considered one of the largest cultural melting pots in the United States, with nearly one in four residents belonging to the immigrant community. In this interactive discussion, we will explore various ways to navigate our cultural differences whilst using our similarities to strengthen our communities. Register today for this class!

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About the instructor: Denise Wiley is a journalist, public relations practitioner, and instructor of English as a Second Language. Prior to moving to the US, Ms. Wiley lived in Japan for five years where she taught business English, cultural awareness, and business communication. She holds a BA in Media and Communication and is currently reading for the MA in International Migration Studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Please note, while UOA courses aim to equip students with valuable skills, they are non-accredited.

We will continue to observe social distancing measures as well as requiring masks for participants whenever indoors. Classes will be capped at 12-15 participants per course to ensure the safety of our professors and participants. Safety guidelines are subject to change based on the latest guidance from public health professionals and elected officials.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund.