Upcoming Events

  • Women's Herstory Month Event Highlights

    Artist Talk: Laura Kina  

    March 2, 2015, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Gothic Lounge (Hepburn 202) 

    The Chicago-based artist Laura Kina is returning to give a talk on her exhibition, "Blue Hawai'i" on view at the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery. The Chicago-based artist Laura Kina speaks of her latest series of paintings which are featured in this exhibition at NJCU. Drawn from her family albums, oral history and community archives, Kina's ghostly oil paintings employ distilled memories to investigate themes of distance, longing, and belonging. The setting of these paintings is her father’s Okinawan sugarcane field plantation community, Piʻihonua, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi near Hilo. The predominant blue color of the series was inspired by the indigo-dyed kasuri kimonos repurposed by the Issei (first generation) “picture bride” immigrants for canefield work clothes. Blue Hawaiʻi echoes the spirits of Kina's ancestors and shared histories of labor migration.  

    This event inaugurates NJCU's Women's History Month celebration 

    Sponsored by NJCU Gallery 


    A Tribute to the Women: Rewriting history, Retelling Herstory in Civil Rights 
    March 19, 2015, 2pm to 4pm, GSU 129 

    Dr Evelyn Simien, Associate professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, jointly appointed with the Africana Studies Institute, and Associate Editor of Polity (the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Association), renders tribute and gives voice to the women of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr Simien gives us a deeper understanding of interlocking systems of oppression—race and sexism— experienced by forgotten heroines of the Civil Rights Movement who similarly risked their lives and reputations for equality and justice before the law. 

    Sponsored by the Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studise, Black Administrators, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Student Organization (BAAFSO), Office of the Dean of Students/Office of the VP of Student Affairs 


    “SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home” Film Screening 

    March 24, 2015, 2pm to 4pm, GSU 129 

    The NJCU Office of Military & Veterans Services will be sponsoring a screening following the journey of eight women who have served in combat, endured military sexual assault, and lost fellow comrades in recent wars.  The screening is free, and open to the public.  If time permits, a discussion will follow.  Please contact the office for additional information: 201-200-2390. 

    Sponsored by The Office of Military & Veterans Services 


    The Journey of a Brown Girl Theatrical Performance 

    March 30, 2015, 7pm, West Side Theatre 

    The Journey of a Brown Girl (JoBG) is an Experimental Theatre Movement, that seeks to use the power of narrative and storytelling to engage audiences in deep reflection around the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit through the lens of the Filipina experience. This is a story, that speaks to diverse communities on empowerment of self and community, inspiring audiences and performers to look deep within themselves for truth beyond Master’s Narratives- to speak on their own stories of becoming. The Journey of a Brown Girl seeks to break that mold and expose the true nature of our sisters – as powerful leaders, healers, visionaries, teachers, and warriors of our culture and communities. 

    Sponsored by the Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity and Diversity, the Student Government Organization, NJCU Counseling Center, NJCU Undoing Racism Committee, Peers Educating Peers (PEP) Program 

    For full calendar, please visit our Facebook page.  or download the pdf





    Take Back the Knight
    Thursday, April 23rd, 6pm-9pm at NJCU Gothic Lounge (Hepburn 202)

    Take Back the Night is an international event and non-profit organization with the mission of ending sexual violence in all forms. Hundreds of events are held in over 30 countries annually. Events often include marches, rallies and vigils intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual violence.

    NJCU's First Lavender Graduation

    Friday, April 24th, 4pm-6pm at NJCU Gilligan Student Union Lobby 

    Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes LGBTQIA students of all races and ethnicities and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college experience. Through such recognition LGBTQIA students may leave the university with a positive last experience of the institution thereby encouraging them to become involved mentors for current students as well as financially contributing alumni. RSVP will be required! Check back here again for the link, or follow us on Facebook for updates!



    Pride Time: Beyond the Sticker

    Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28 

    Open to allies of the Gothic Knight Ally Safe Zone Program for discussions and continuing education, as well as those interested in joining the program. Meetings held in GSU 318.


    Women Warrior: Survivor’s of Abuse

    Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 2/27, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 5/1, 5/8 

     Women-only support group for students who are survivors of past and recent sexual & domestic violence. Meetings held in GSU 318.


    Gothic Knight Ally Safe Zone Training  

    Students, staff and faculty have the opportunity to attend an interactive 3.5-hour training to learn how to creative a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for members of LGBTQ community. Locations vary.

    • Monday, March 2nd - 11am to 2:30pm at GSU 312
    • Friday, March 20th - 9am to 12:30pm at Gothic Lounge (Hepburn 202)
    • Thursday, April 16th - 5:30pm to 9pm at GSU 312


    NJCU Safe Zone 


    For more information, please contact the Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center for Equity & Diversity at (201)200-3189.

    About Gothic Knight Ally Safe Zone Training: 

    Have you noticed the rainbow pride stickers in various buildings throughout campus? These stickers convey a message of support, respect and affirmation to NJCU students, staff and faculty who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer (LGBTQ).  The Gothic Knight Ally Safe Zone Program is working diligently to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for members of this community as well as everyone who visits this campus. 

    In the true spirit of diversity and community, would you consider joining our efforts? If so, you have the opportunity to attend a comprehensive three-hour interactive training to:

    • Learn how to be an ally so others feel safe coming out
    • Provide accurate information about the LGBTQ community
    • Share support resources that are available on and off campus 

    After the training, you will be able to proudly display your Gothic Knight Ally Sticker and join the host of NJCU community members who have already pledged to diligently cultivate a community of respect and inclusiveness at NJCU and beyond. All members of NJCU – students, staff and faculty – are eligible to sign-up and help build a stronger ally campus community. 

    If you cannot attend any schedule trainings, and would like to attend a training on another date, please call (201)200-3189 or email: njcusafezone@njcu.edu.

    Sign up today!