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Arts & Culture Calendar

February 2021

Tuesday, February 2 - 6:00 pm
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Join a conversation with Dr. Sonya Donaldson about her research on the Black National Anthem. This virtual discussion, "Singing the Nation into Being: The Many Lives of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,'" will showcase her findings and the many renditions of this iconic song. Dr. Donaldson is an associate professor of English, director of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center, and coordinator of the African and African American Studies Program at New Jersey City University. Please register to attend this free event.

Wednesday, February 3 - 6:00 pm
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Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Africana Studies program for a weekly discussion during Black History Month on trending conversations within Black culture. Some special guests will be co-hosting, and all are welcome to join. Bring your dinner and let's talk back! Learn more.  

Saturday, February 6 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Get to know the most exciting Latin American literary style: magical realism. With examples from Borges, Cortázar, García Márquez, Rulfo, and Esquivel, write your own path to a mystical world. Participants will read excerpts of magical realism literature to understand the dynamics of magical thinking in Latin American literature and then create, with help from writing prompts, flash fiction, short stories, or poems. This workshop is open to writers in all genres. Learn more.

Wednesday, February 10 - 6:00 pm
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Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Africana Studies program for a weekly discussion during Black History Month on trending conversations within Black culture. Some special guests will be co-hosting, and all are welcome to join. Bring your dinner and let's talk back! Learn more.  

Thursday, February 11 - 7:30 pm
Virtual Event

The Rutgers–Camden Theater Program presents "She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms," a play by Qui Nguyen. This comic adventure into an imaginary realm of demon queens and lords of the underworld will presented virtually, Feb. 11-13. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Learn more. Buy tickets.

Friday, February 12 - 7:30 pm
Virtual Event

The Rutgers–Camden Theater Program presents "She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms," a play by Qui Nguyen. This comic adventure into an imaginary realm of demon queens and lords of the underworld will presented virtually, Feb. 11-13. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Learn more. Buy tickets.

Saturday, February 13 - 5:30 pm
Virtual Event

The Rutgers–Camden Theater Program presents "She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms," a play by Qui Nguyen. This comic adventure into an imaginary realm of demon queens and lords of the underworld will presented virtually, Feb. 11-13. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Learn more. Buy tickets.

Monday, February 15 - 2:00 pm
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Learn about the life of the Rutgers alum and activist for whom the Paul Robeson Library is named. Learn more and register to attend this workshop.

Wednesday, February 17 - 3:00 pm
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Graphic novelist and nonfiction writer Kristen Radtke presents a workshop about major storytelling techniques in comics: framing, perspective, pacing, and visual interruption. She’ll share examples that explore how these techniques work, and present a wide range of graphic narratives as models that writers and artists can use regardless of their drawing abilities or experience. This event is open to Rutgers students in the MFA, MA, English, and Fine Arts programs, as well as students at Camden Creative Arts High School.

Wednesday, February 17 - 6:00 pm
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Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Africana Studies program for a weekly discussion during Black History Month on trending conversations within Black culture. Some special guests will be co-hosting, and all are welcome to join. Bring your dinner and let's talk back! Learn more.  

Wednesday, February 17 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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The Rutgers–Camden MFA in creative writing program attracts some of the nation’s top visiting writers. Join us for a free series of readings by prizewinning authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. RSVP to attend.

The Writers in Camden series will also present a student workshop with Kristen Radtke earlier in the day, at 3 p.m. ET.

Thursday, February 18 - 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm
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This virtual event explores the neglected meanings of Black life and culture in Germany and throughout Europe, featuring Black German studies pioneer Tiffany N. Florvil, associate professor of 20th-century European Women’s and Gender History at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Florvil will discuss her most recent book, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement (2020, University of Illinois Press). It offers the first full-length study of the history of the Black German movement of the 1980s to the 2000s. Please register to attend.

Thursday, February 18 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Get to know Dr. Monica Adya, dean of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, during a virtual conversation led by Cal Maradonna CCAS’74, GSBC’79. Dean Adya is a skilled administrator and a noted scholar in information systems, who brings to this role a multidisciplinary perspective of business education. Alumni will hear from Dean Adya about her priorities and vision for the School of Business–Camden, and attendees will be able to ask questions of the dean after the conversation. Learn more and register to attend.

Monday, February 22 - 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Learn about the life of the Rutgers alum and activist for whom the Paul Robeson Library is named. Learn more and register to attend this workshop.

Tuesday, February 23 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Nationally respected doctor and scholar Dr. George C. Hill, a graduate of Camden High School and of Rutgers University–Camden, will lead a discussion about how the history of scientific mistreatment of Black people by the medical community is impacting desires to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations. Camden Mayor Frank Moran will offer introductory comments at the start of the event. There is no charge for this event. Learn more. Advance registration is requested.

Wednesday, February 24 - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

Enjoy a midday music break with this virtual edition of the Mallery Concert Series, which presents live music performed by visiting professional artists at Rutgers University–Camden. This week, watch a performance by Gabriel Schaff (violin) and Anna Keiserman (piano). Concerts debut at noon on YouTube.

Wednesday, February 24 - 6:00 pm
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Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Africana Studies program for a weekly discussion during Black History Month on trending conversations within Black culture. Some special guests will be co-hosting, and all are welcome to join. Bring your dinner and let's talk back! Learn more.  

Thursday, February 25 - 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Virtual Event

Learn some of the basics of researching genealogy with digital and archival resources, and how you can integrate genealogical research into many facets of your college historical research and writing, in addition to getting some starting points for finding the many personal histories of your family. Julie Still (reference librarian/collection development coordinator, Paul Robeson Library) joins the first event in this virtual event series. Join this event on Zoom.

Saturday, February 27 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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As an artistic practice, poetry is a powerful form of personal expression as well as a method for revealing the silenced voices, hidden histories, and forgotten narratives that shape our lives. Participants in this workshop will explore poems and techniques to help incorporate cultural artifacts in their writing. They will also create poems using ekphrastic, erasure, free-writing, and more. Writers will leave the workshop with an expanded toolbox of craft techniques and several pages of new writing.