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Students, faculty and staff will celebrate with a wide range of cultural and educational activities throughout the university including screenings, performances and lectures in honor of Black History Month.

Rutgers-New Brunswick

February 3, 8 p.m. The Rutgers chapter of the NAACP will partner with the New Brunswick area NAACP to present the history of the Rutgers chapter of the organization and its impact on campus and policy. Livingston Student Center, Room 111, Piscataway.

February 3-14. The Rutgers chapter of the NAACP will be tabling to sell Black History Candy Grams. Each candy gram is $5. Livingston Student Center, Piscataway.

February 6, 7 p.m. The Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) will kick off the celebration of Black History Month by hosting a Black History Month Social. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Piscataway.

February 10-14. The Minority Engineering Educational Task (MEET) will be hosting Black Love Week. Busch Student Center and Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Piscataway.

February 10, 8:30 p.m. NBLSA presents "Love & Law: A Discussion on Black LGBTQ+ Issues and Racialized Laws About Marriage and Love in Law". Livingston Student Center, 202B, Piscataway. 

February 12, 8 p.m. CLAC and PRCC join forces to host the Mason Gross Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Piscataway.

February 13, 7 p.m. The Honors College is hosting the Honors College Diverse Alumni Mixer. Honors College-East Lounge, 5 Seminary Place, New Brunswick.

February 15, 9 p.m. The West Indian Student Organization (WISO), TWESE, Black Students Union (BSU) and the Haitian Association at Rutgers University (HARU) collaborate to present "For the Culture". Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, New Brunswick. 

February 17, 4 p.m. The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) partners with the PRCC to present the discussion "Media Portrayal of Black Activism". Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, New Brunswick. 

February 17, 8 p.m. Rutgers NAACP will hold a talk entitled "History of Black Activism at Rutgers". Livingston Student Center, Room 111, Piscataway. 

February 18, 9 a.m. The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) will host a panel of national scholars and practitioners will speak on the affairs of first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students and services to support this population titled "Pursuing an Educational Equity Mindset". College Ave Student Center, MPR, New Brunswick. 

February 18, 2 p.m. The Art Library, Black Lunch Table and the Department of Art and Design collaborate to host "BLACK HISTORY EVERY DAY Wikipedia Edit-a-thon". The Art Library, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick.

February 20, 7 p.m. The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) presents "James Dickinson Carr Lecture Series," named in honor of James Dickson Carr, who was the first African-American graduate of Rutgers University, which invites public intellectuals to visit campus to discuss pressing issues of diversity, access, and equity in a public lecture and open dialogue with the Rutgers community. Busch Student Center, MPR, Piscataway.

February 20, 8 p.m. The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) presents the Student of Color Social, which provides an opportunity for Rutgers–New Brunswick students to engage in networking and community building and begin conversations about how to best nurture a vibrant, inclusive community of support. Busch Student Center, MPR, Piscataway.

(Courtesy of Rutgers NAACP)


February 21, 8 a.m. Rutgers TRIO Programs – Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science, Student Support Services, and Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement host TRIO’s “Read to the Youth” Literacy Campaign to read to students in local school districts to support literacy improvement. Various locations.

February 21, 10 a.m. The Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (DICE) hosts the Student Success Conference, a day-long summit to increase the academic, social, and professional development of students at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Busch Student Center, MPR, Piscataway.

February 21, 7 p.m. Rutgers NAACP will host "Black History Buckets," where teams of 5 will pay $5/each to play. Livingston Gym, Piscataway.

February 22, 7 p.m. The Collegiate 100 of Rutgers University are hosting the 2nd Annual Blacker the Berry Art Show. $5 per ticket for students, $7 per ticket for non-students. Busch Student Center, MPR, Piscataway.

February 25, 4 p.m. The Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute present the "Proctor Power Lunch with Proctor Distinguished Lecture Series" featuring speaker Michael Sorrell. Graduate School of Education, Room 124, New Brunswick. 

February 27, 7 p.m. The Paul Robeson Cultural Center will host "B.L.A.C.K. Brothers’ and Sisters’ Circle Mentoring Program". Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Piscataway.

February 27, 8 p.m. Sisters With Values present "Black Family Feud". Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, New Brunswick.

February 29, 1 p.m. Black Lives Matter Rutgers will host the discussion "Challenge Day: Unpacking the Black Experience". Livingston Gym, Piscataway.

February 29, 7 p.m. Gospel Singers will spotlight Black History Month with a concert of spiritual music at Rutgers University with a keynote talk by professor Paul Clemens.  Busch Student Center, MPR, Piscataway.


Rutgers-Newark

Members of the Black Organization of Students show their support of the takeover of Conklin Hall at Rutgers-Newark in February 1969, a pivotal moment in Rutgers' history that ushered in an era of much greater diversity.  (Photo: Courtesy of Special Collections and University Archives)


February 1-29. The Newark Museum of Art presents the "Arts of Global Africa" exhibit. The Newark Museum of Art, Newark. 

February 6, 5:30 p.m. Rutgers-Newark hosts "History of Slavery in New Jersey and Its Impact." Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark.

February 7, 7 p.m. Rutgers-Newark hosts "The Funk U Cafe Collective Artist Meet Up." Express Newark Lecture Hall, Newark.

February 8, 4 p.m. An Afternoon of Black Music & Art. Archdiocesan Center, 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark.

February 9, 11 a.m. The Newark Museum of Art hosts "Second Sundays: Black History x Black Future". The Newark Museum of Art, Newark. 

February 15, 9:30 a.m. Rutgers-Newark hosts The 40th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark. 

February 27, 6 p.m. Rutgers-Newark hosts "Women of Color in the Suffrage Movement." Paul Robeson Campus Center, Bergen Room, Second Floor, Newark.

Rutgers-Camden

Join Rutgers-Camden for a screening of the 2019 film Harriet in Multiple Purpose Room A of the Campus Center.


February 3, 3 p.m. Brittney Cooper, professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers–New Brunswick, kicks off Black History Month 2020 with the Ida. B. Wells-Barnett Lecture. MPR, Camden.

February 4, 12:45 p.m. Rutgers-Camden hosts the "Black Lives Matter in Schools" event in support of the 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. MPR, Camden.

February 6, 12:45 p.m. Rutgers-Camden hosts the Black History Month edition of “Beyond the Mill” with host Oscar Holmes IV and special guests Rhasheda Douglas, professor of law, and Keith Green, professor of English.

February 9, 2 p.m. A screening of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools will be shown. MPR, Camden.

February 11, 5 p.m. Rutgers-Camden hosts an Introduction to Tai Chi with Grandmaster Malik Cadwell. Campus Gymnasium, Camden.

February 12, 12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion: Black 2020: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Moderated by Wayne Glasker. South BC, Camden. 

February 18, 12:45 p.m. Rutgers-Camden hosts "Tribute to Toni Morrison". Writers House, first floor, Camden. 

February 18, 6 p.m. Join Rutgers-Camden for a “Courageous Conversation” with Brian Phillips and Sarah Blackman. Raptor Roost, Camden.

February 20, 12 p.m. Rutgers-Camden hosts a Black History Month Transcribe-a-Thon for Mary Church Terrell. Paul Robeson Library, Camden. 

February 22, 7:30 p.m. Join Rutgers-Camden for the Black American Music Concert. Walter K. Gordon Theater, Camden. 

February 24, 12:30 p.m. Rutgers-Camden hosts the Antonne Henshaw lecture, “Fictions of Masculinity”. Fine Arts 221, Camden. 

February 26, 6 p.m. Join Rutgers-Camden for a screening of the 2019 film Harriet. MPR A, Camden. 

February 28, 10 a.m. Rutgers-Camden presents “I Have a Dream,” a dramatization of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School Audiences & Families: $8.00 per ticket; Camden, NJ students and residents and all others: $10.00. Gordon Theater, Camden.