Series of Events to Celebrate Black History Month in February

CAMDEN – A series of compelling activities will celebrate cultural diversity at Rutgers University–Camden throughout Black History Month in February.

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

Wayne Glasker, an associate professor of history at Rutgers-Camden, will deliver a lecture, “The Origins and Significance of African American History Month,” at 12:15 p.m. Glasker, a noted scholar whose research examines African American history, will hold his talk in room 113 on the main level of Armitage Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Mayhem Poets will offer a performance weaving hip-hop, poetry, theater, and improv into a diverse presentation about critical societal truths. Starting at 9 p.m., the event will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, located on the main level of the Campus Center.  For more information, contact Erica Schwartz, coordinator of campus involvement, at (856) 225-6203.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Lamont Steptoe and Ewuare Osayande will deliver a lecture, “The Poets Speak,” at 12:15 p.m. in room 123 on the main level of Armitage Hall.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

A free screening of the documentary “Dark Girls” will begin at 6 p.m. The critically acclaimed film explores biases and attitudes regarding skin color.

The event will be held in the Conference Room West B on the lower level of the Campus Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

A free screening of the documentary “The Life of W.E.B. DuBois” will begin at 12:15 p.m. in room 108 on the main level of the Business and Science Building.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

A free performance of music celebrating the African American experience will be offered by pianist Richard Alston at noon.

The event will be held in the Mallery Room on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building.  For more information, contact the Department of Fine Arts at (856) 225-6176.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Filmmaker Louis Messiah will discuss his documentary “The Life of W.E.B. DuBois” during a free lecture that will begin at 12:15 p.m. in room 108 on the main level of the Business and Science Building.

Monday, Feb. 24

Filmmaker Brian Scott will offer a screening of his documentary “Tackling Jim Crow,” which explores issues of racism in professional football, at 1:20 p.m. in Law School room 106. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers–Camden in 2010.  After the screening, he will answer questions about his film, which includes interviews with pioneering African American football players.

Admission is free. For more details, contact Dr. Wayne Glasker, associate professor of history, at glasker@camden.rutgers.edu.


Tuesday, Feb. 25; Wednesday, Feb. 26; Thursday, Feb. 27

Rutgers–Camden students will present “The Tunnel of Oppression for their fellow students during 7 to 10 p.m. each night. This event offers a series of gripping, often-raw student performances depicting racial inequality, sexual aggression, LGBT inequities, depression, suicide and many other issues commanding the attention of Rutgers–Camden students.

This interactive immersion experience is open only to Rutgers–Camden students.  For more information, contact Patrick Wallace at pwallace@camden.rutgers.edu.

The Campus Center and the Business and Science Building are located on Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers–Camden campus.  Armitage Hall is located on Fifth Street between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

 

Mike Sepanic

(856) 225-6026

 

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