Diversity Events Calendar

February 2018

Thursday, February 1 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Join the Africana Studies program as we kick off Black History Month 2018 with a special presentation, "Reflections on Slavery in New Jersey." Sandra Turner-Barnes serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Camden County Historical Society, the Benson Multicultural Museum, and IDEA, the Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts. For more information, contact Keith Green.

Thursday, February 1 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

MK Asante, author of the critically acclaimed Buck: A Memoir, will present the Ida B. Wells-Barnett keynote lecture. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the address will begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged

Monday, February 5 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

Lynne Vallone, professor of childhood studies, will discuss topics from her new book, Big and Small: A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies. Her research explores bodily size difference—particularly unusual bodies, big and small—as an overlooked yet crucial marker that informs human identity and culture. Admission is free and open to the public. Register to attend.

Wednesday, February 7 -
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room

Celebrate Black History Month with a special screening of Brother Outsider, a film about the openly gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. A discussion about the LGBTQ+ community in black history will follow the film. 

Sunday, February 11 - 3:00 pm
Walter K. Gordon Theater

Diocese Gospel Choirs from Camden, Philadelphia, and Delaware will provide a free gospel concert in honor of the African Diaspora. Part of our Black History Month celebration. For more information, contact TiAira Neal.

Monday, February 12 - 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Viewing Room

Conversation on perceptions of Africa, Islam, and the global significance of Timbuktu will be led by internationally recognized scholars Oussenia Alidou, Carolyn Brown, and Guy Weston. Part of our Black History Month celebration. For more information, contact Keith Green.

Monday, February 19 -
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Campus Center, Conference Room South ABC

Join the School of Social Work and the Campus Center as they host a panel discussion about athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, how it has brought attention to activism in sports, and how it affects our society. Panelists will include: Preston Brown, football coach, Woodrow Wilson High School; Lorraine Howard, field education coordinator and teaching instructor, School of Social Work; and student-athletes.

Tuesday, February 20 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost

Club 26, the Office of Student Involvement, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invite you to an ice cream mixer for LGBTQIA+ students, allies, and "out" faculty and staff members. 

Wednesday, February 21 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Writers House

This award-winning documentary unites the narratives of four women around the world who use art to create positive change and contribute to the women's movement. Learn more and RSVP to attend

Friday, February 23 - 10:00 am
Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in the Virginia Repertory Theatre's compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights movement during its decade of greatest achievement. For grades 3 and up. Tickets: $10; $8 for Camden students and residents.

Tuesday, February 27 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Paul Robeson Library, 401 Penn Classroom

In honor of Paul Robeson's 120th birthday, the Writers House is hosting a screening and discussion of Here I Stand, the 1999 documentary exploring the life and career of actor, singer, activist, athlete, and Rutgers graduate Paul Robeson. Learn more and RSVP to attend

Wednesday, February 28 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Law School Building, Room E403

In the 1970s, college athletes who became known as the Syracuse Eight sacrificed their athletic careers to protest racial inequities. Two of these athletes, Clarence "Bucky" McGill and Dana Harrell, will share their experiences and autograph copies of the book about their activism, Leveling the Playing Field by David Marc. Light refreshments will be served. Part of our Black History Month celebration. Please register to attend

Wednesday, February 28 -
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Alianza's 15th annual Defensores de la Justicia Banquet will honor Joanne Gottesman, clinical professor of law and director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic, and Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez of the 5th Legislative District of New Jersey. 

Tickets: $50.00 general; $40.00 faculty/staff & past honorees; $20.00 student

Wednesday, February 28 - 6:00 pm
Nursing and Science Building, Room 101

International health care executive Suzanne Garber CCAS'92 produced, wrote, and directed the short documentary Gauze: Unraveling Global Healthcare, which focuses on the quality of care and patient outcomes in countries around the world as compared with the United States. Join us for a viewing of the film and a panel discussion comprised of local experts about global health care.