Event Calendar

Hold an Event at the Center

The Graduate Center for Worker Education is a resource for the Brooklyn College community and the working people of New York City.

The center’s facilities include two 30-seat electronic classrooms (which can be combined for a larger audience), two technologically enhanced seminar rooms (seating 16 and 8), a labor history library (seating 12), and a 20-station computer lab that is open to Brooklyn College students during the day. In addition, the center shares a 143-seat auditorium with the adjoining Center for Worker Education of City College.

If you are a member of the Brooklyn College Community—department, program, student group, etc.—and are interested in holding an event at the space, there is no charge to use the facility, though you must cover any additional costs (catering, etc.). Those not directly affiliated with Brooklyn College can also use the space, but at a nominal fee.

E-mail us for additional information, or download and print out a reservation form (pdf), and return it to us via e-mail.

Event Archive

Fall 2021

All workshops will be held via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent before each workshop) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, September 28: Financial Literacy—Building Your Wealth
  • Tuesday, October 12: Health & Wellness—Maintaining Health During Pandemic
  • Tuesday, October 19: Health & Wellness—Resources to Support Your Health
  • Friday, October 29: Rent Relief
  • Tuesday, November 16: Immigration Today: Path to Become a Citizen & Resources in CUNY
  • Tuesday, November 19: Financial Aid Literacy for Parents & Students
  • Tuesday, December 7: Entrepreneur Corner—Women Entrepreneurs
  • Monday, December 13: Communication in the Age of Social Media: Working Remotely & In Person, Challenges and Benefits

Spring 2021

Financial Nutrition for the Soul

March 25, 6 p.m.

Lift My Voice and Be A.B.C.: Active, Bold, and in Control (Diabetes)

April 22

Tell it to My Heart Health

May 27

Hear My Roar—I Have A New Attitude (Mental Health)

June 24

Love, Lust & Trust: A Healthy Sexy Me (Sexual Health)

July 22

Fall 2020

Health & Wellness: Forum of Health to Deal With Coronavirus Aftermath

November 11, 7–8:30 p.m.

A panel discussion via Zoom.

LULAC, 1199 SEIG, Healthcare Education Project, & Lisa Millsaps, MPH, Tevin Williams, YMCA Manager.

Tips to maintain the face of the pandemic. Resources available in the community in times of health crisis. Staying healthy.

Hispanic/Latinx On the Rise

October 30, 6–7 p.m.

A panel discussion via Zoom.

GCWE—Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Carlos Sierra, and other invited guests.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Financial Literacy in Spanish

October 22

An interactive workshop conducted in Spanish via Zoom.

Anselma Rodriguez, GCWE Associate Director and Community Liaison

Professional Etiquette: Lessons Learned from Distance-Online Work

October 13

An interactive panel discussion via Zoom.

Luis Cuneo, President and Founder of Mojavie Co., and Anselma Rodriguez and guest speaker.

Professional etiquette, applying soft skills for career advancement and success. Applying lessons learned in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Financial Literacy

September 17

An interactive presentation via Zoom.

Anselma Rodriguez, GCWE Associate Director and Community Liaison.

Introduction to financial principles for financial well being. Topics covered include but are not limited to: What financial institution is suitable for individuals, what is a FICO score, how to build financial safety net.

Fall 2019

Art-Talk Reliquia Futuras De Mexico

November 6

Sylvia Matos and Diego Anaya

A talk about Mexican art and the future relics of Mexican art.

Ikebana as Meditation: Reduce Stress!

November 1

Miho Negraor

Introduction to Ikebana: Japanese flower arrangement as meditation to reduce stress.

Professional Etiquette

October 29

Anselma Rodriguez

This workshop covers protocol and communication standards.

Professional Etiquette

October 4

Anselma Rodriguez

The appropriate protocol and comportment in a professional setting. How to communicate.

Immigration: DACA and Immigrants’ Rights

September 27

Elinor Drucker-Rahmani, CUNY Citizenship Now, and Carlos Sierra, CUNY Citizenship Now.

Immigrants’ rights for encounters with ICE officers. Resources available in CUNY and the community.

Professional Etiquette

August 14

Anselma Rodriguez

A workshop designed to inform students about the importance of professional etiquette in the workplace.

Spring 2019

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging

May 16, 2:20–3:30 p.m.

Ikebana as meditation. Flyer (PDF)

Health and Wellness Cooking

May 11, 1–3 p.m.

Nutritious, delicious, and inexpensive.


May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; June 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Contract readiness program geared to assist certified women-owned MWBEs (firms) in all industries by providing industry knowledge, expert support, mentorship, and tools to help companies compete for city and state contracts.

Flyer (PDF)

Financial Literacy for Parents

May 3, 1–3 p.m.

How to file a financial aid application.

Health and Wellness Expo

April 12, 1–3 p.m.

With Go Africa in partnership with GCWE.

Communication in the Age of Social Media: The Power of Your Message

April 5, 1–3 p.m.

Meditation in Action

March 22, 1–3 p.m.

Ikebana—Japanese flower arrangement

Financial Literacy

March 15, 1–3 p.m.

The steps you need to take for your financial well-being.

Immigrants’ Rights

March 8, 1–3 p.m.

Legal rights, help for green card holders, DACA.

Financial Literacy and Tips for Millennials and Other Member of CUNY

March 1, 1–3 p.m.

In this workshop, you will learn the basics about financial literacy. Tips from the expert about building wealth, building good credit, and choosing the financial institution that is the best fit for your needs—credit union or commercial bank.

Your success matters to us!

Career Wise: Dress as Branding—The Bottomless Closet

February 22, 1–3 p.m.

Immigrants’ Rights: Resources in CUNY and the Community

February 15, 1–3 p.m.

In this workshop we will identify resources available to immigrants available in CUNY and the community. Identify reliable and trustworthy centers that offer legal service, free advice on completing paper work to become a citizen, assistance for education and much more.

Health and Wellness Meditation

February 8, 1–3 p.m.

Methods to fight stress.

Career Path: Apps that Work

January 9, 1–3 p.m.

Which one is right for you?

Spring 2018

Community Outreach Event——Career Strategies: Your Résumé and Dressing for the Career You Want

April 13, 2–4 p.m.


  • Bottomless Closet
  • Luis Cuneo, former IBM recruiter and CEO of Mojavie Inc.

Personal branding and posting the résumé on social media are tools to get a job with potential for career growth. Dressing for the interview is not enough for career growth. Learn what it takes to succeed once you get that dream job.

  • KUE—engagement tool to connect with potential employers
  • Social media—your digital brand
  • How to prepare for the interview

In cooperation with the Magner Career Center and CUNY EDGE.

Community Outreach Event—Start Your Own Business: Experts’ Tips That Lead to Success

March 16, 2–4:30 p.m.


  • William Drewes, MBA, JD, Business Adviser
  • Evelyn Vargas, MWBE Specialist
  • Luis Cuneo, CEO, Mojavie Inc.

A panel discussion: Tips about what it takes to succeed in a small business. William Drewes will discuss developing the mission statement, finding financing sources, and developing your team. Evelyn Vargas will walk your through the basics of getting certified. Luis Cuneo will share what it is like to own and operate your own business.

Participants will receive information about courses offered at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY).

Spring 2015

PIMA at 25 Broadway


A full line-up of arts programming focused on community and activism.

CUNY/Labor Arts—Annual Awards: Making Work Visible Contest

April 22

Poetry, art, fiction, and nonfiction.

The Labors of American Poetry: An Evening With Mark Nowak

April 28

Philosophy of the City

April 30

Cartoonists—Foot Soldiers of Democracy

March 4

Art and Activism—Discussion and Screening
Discussion with Jeff Danziger, one of the cartoonists featured in the documentary, followed by screening of director Stéphanie Valloatto’s film, in which he follows 12 cartoonists from around the world fighting with their pencils and risking their lives.

Human Rights Mini-Clinic

February 24

Facilitated by the GCWE’s resident Human Rights in Iran Unit.

A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here (PDF).

An Evening With Bruno Roelants, Secretary General of CICOPA

February 5

The International Organization of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Providers’ Cooperatives

Fall 2014

Book Party for Carol Gould

November 7

Book party for Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Professor Carol Gould (Department of Philosophy, Hunter/CUNY Graduate Center).

Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget

November 5

A roundtable discussion of his art and work. Part of the Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget exhibit (September 2–December 1, 2014) at the American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue and West 66 Street
(free admission).

Societies in Movement: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Bosnia

October 15

Marina Sitrin, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Place Culture and Politics at the City University of New York.

Collective Courage: An Evening With Jessica Gordon Nembhard

September 3

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College (CUNY).

Brooklyn. All in.