Black History Month at NJCU

Black History Month at NJCU

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CAMPUS EVENTS


"Takeover Tuesday (Dashiki Style)"

Co-sponsored by The Fashion Organization and African Student Association, Akwaaba Week (Africa Week), celebrated from February 21-23
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2:00-4:00pm
Where:  NJCU, Gilligan Student Union, room: 129
Who to contact: Cellestine Mabeya, Misscellestine@yahoo.com or (201)238-7381
Cost: FREE



"Black Lives Matter: Emancipatory Writings and the Healing of the Black Narrative," featuring NJCU students including poet Shayla Cook & Rashad Wright
When: Tuesday, February 21, 6:00-8:00p.m.
Where:  NJCU, Gilligan Student Union, room: 129
Who to contact: (201)200-3529
Cost: FREE


"Open Mic Night Black History Month Edition" by The Epsilon Chapter of IOTA Phi Theta Fraternity
When:  Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 6p.m.-9:30p.m.
Where: NJCU, Gilligan Student Union Lobby
Who to contact: Austin Koiquah (President), akoiquah@njcu.edu, (862)298-1368
Cost: FREE & free Soul Food, Live Performances


Do it Africa "DIY"
When: Wednesday, February 22, 6:00-9:30pm
Where:  NJCU, Gilligan Student Union, room: MPR-A
Who to contact: Cellestine Mabeya, Misscellestine@yahoo.com or (201)238-7381
Cost: FREE


The GOLDEN Soirée
Closing off Africa Week with our annual Soirée. A night filled with African culture: food, music, performances, and more! Formal or African attire ONLY!
Co-sponsored by The Black Freedom Society and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
When: Thursday, February 23, 6:00-9:30pm
Where:  NJCU, Gilligan Student Union, room: MPR-B
Who to contact: Cellestine Mabeya, Misscellestine@yahoo.com or (201)238-7381
Cost: $5 NJCU students, $7 Non-NJCU students


Civic Engagement and Public Policy 
Speaker Mr. Stan Neron, Assistant Director, Department of Health Human Services in Elizabeth, NJ and Board Commissioner, Elizabeth Board of Education.
When: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:30pm
Where:  Hepburn 202
Who to contact: Monica Almonor ( x3263)
Cost: FREE

University Academy Charter HS School Jazz Concert featuring The Spirit of Life Ensemble
When:  Monday, February 27, 1:00pm
Where: NJCU, Gilligan Student Union, Lobby
Who to contact: Office of Campus Life, Jeffrey Dessources, Jdessource@njcu.edu
Cost:  FREE



"Haiti & Dominican Republic: One Island, Two Worlds"
Informational event on the differences and similarities of the two cultures
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2:00-4:00pm
Where: NJCU, Gilligan Student Union, room 129
Who to contact: Rodley Dort, FELA & HSA, email: fela.njcu@gmail.com; hsa.njcu@gmail.com
Cost:  Free

Neo-Liberal Attacks on Education
When: Tuesday, February 28, 4:00–6:00pm
Where: NJCU, Gilligan Student Union, room: MPR-C
Who to contact: (201)200-3189, Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity, Peers Educating Peers/Counseling Center, Anakbayan NJ, NJCU Undoing Racism Committee
Cost: FREE



A Night with Savion Glover and Reg E Gaines: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their Tony Award winning play, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk"
When: Tuesday, February 28, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Where: NJCU, Gilligan Student Union
Who to contact: BAAFSSO, ljackson1@njcu.edu or (201)200-3292
Cost: FREE, please RSVP at baafsso@njcu.edu

“Come to Selfhood: Joshua Rashaad McFadden,” photographic works and writings exploring Black male identity, masculinity and notions about the father figure.
When:  Thursday February 2 - March 2
Where:  NJCU, Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Who to contact: (201)200-2000
Web link: http://www.joshuarashaad.com/happenings/come-to-selfhood-njcu
Cost: FREE

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Raymond A. Brown: Freedom Fighter, Attorney, and Activist by NJCU's Will Guzman, Hagan Africana Studies Center
When: Tuesday, February 21, 10:00am-12:00noon
Where: Union County College, Kellogg Building-cafeteria, Elizabeth, NJ
Who to contact: Mr. Faisal Abdus Salaam, email: faisal.abdus-salaam@ucc.edu
Cost: FREE



Henry Snyder High School-Academy of the Arts 3rd Annual Men’s Day 2017
When: Thursday, February 23, 8:00am-12:00pm
Where: Henry Snyder High School, 239 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ
Who to contact: Ms. Natalie Rivera, at (201)547-2002
Web: https://goo.gl/forms/FEcgRVgY56cm6U2y2
Cost: FREE

Girls & Women Self-Defense classes
When: every Friday, 7:00-8:00pm, January-March 2017
Where: Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 MLK Drive, Jersey City, NJ
Who to contact: Pamela Johnson, (201)589-8322, pamelajohnson388@gmail.com
Web: www.jcacm.org
Cost: FREE



Moore's Lounge aka Bill & Ruth's Friday Jam Session
When: every Friday, 8:00pm-midnight
Where: 189 Monticello Ave., Jersey City, NJ
Who to contact: (201)332-4309
Web link: https://www.facebook.com/MooresLounge/
Cost: donation


Art, Culture, and Live Music hosted by Issa Sow
When: every Friday and Saturday, 9:00pm to late
Where:  Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer HighWay, Building C (entrance on Observer Highway, Ground level), Hoboken, NJ
Who to contact: (917)922-2690  or  (201)459-0700, E-mail: issyragallery@gmail.com
Web link: http://www.hobokenafricanartgallery.com/home.html
Cost: FREE

CONTACT US

Dr. William Guzman, (WGuzman@njcu.edu)
Director, Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center

BHM Committee

William Guzman
Jeffrey Dessources
Jermaine McCalpin
Jennifer Mullan
Leah Jackson
Venida Rodman
Wendy Paul
Madelynne Dela Rama
Shalisha Cook
Rashad Wright
Olivia Walsh
Allison Thornton

SPONSORS

BAAFSSO
Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity
Campus Life
The Black Freedom Society
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated
FELA
HSA
The Fashion Organization
African Student Association
Counseling Center
NJCU Undoing Racism Committee (URC)
Peers Educating Peers (PEP)

 

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