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Bryant and Stratton Students reflect on Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Bryant and Stratton Students reflect on Civil Rights Act of 1964

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, Bryant and Stratton College’s (BSC) Employment Law Instructor Fernan Cepero challenged his students to analyze and reflect on the past 50 years and 50 years into the future, school officials stated.

The students had been instructed to reflect on what they thought the Act had done to shape employment law to date, and then look ahead as to what they thought Human Resource Professionals could expect in 2064, on the 100th anniversary of the Act.

In addition, they archived their reflections in a time capsule which will be stored in the library at the campus with the intent for it to be opened in 50 years.

“No single piece of legislation has affected the American workplace as greatly as the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” said Cepero. “This law prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The significant progress toward a diverse, more-inclusive workplaces is due, in large part, to the human resource professionals who have supported or led their organizations’ diversity strategies. The students involved in this project will experience the influence of the Civil Rights Act for the next 50 years.”

On Aug. 7, staff and guests gathered in the Student Lounge at the college’s Henrietta campus for a short ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.