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Baruch College Students Participate in Heritage Month Leadership Series Event

Exploring the African Diaspora



NEW YORK, NY-March 2, 2015 - On February 20, a group of 22 Baruch College students attended Student Life’s Heritage Month Leadership Series event, Exploring the African Diaspora, a day trip to Baltimore, Maryland.

Exploring the African Diaspora was a dynamic development experience in which students were challenged to examine their relationship with themselves and others through the exploration of history. Facilitated by Baruch faculty and Student Affairs educators within the Office of Student Life, the trip included visits to various historical sites in Baltimore including a guided tour of The Great Blacks in Wax Museum and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

During the museum visits, students explored the history of prominent Blacks in America and globally. Students engaged in an academic discussion led by Professor Clarence Taylor of the Departments of History and Black and Latino Studies in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and reflected on their learning and experience through activities facility by Student Life staff. 

The trip was designed to channel the students’ leadership energies toward individual and community development. As a result of participating in the trip students reported gaining knowledge of world history and a deeper awareness of how it has shaped the world they live in today.

“This trip inspired me to learn more," said Ami Efrati, senior accounting major. "It's not something you can put a price on. The value is in the knowledge you obtain."

The Student Life Heritage Month Leadership Series is part of an ongoing initiative to celebrate the rich multicultural heritage of the Baruch College community. Visit the Student Life website for more information.



About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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