University Operating Status

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate Black History Month with a wide range of cultural and educational activities across the university including screenings, performances and lectures, hosted virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.

New Brunswick

February 4, 6:30 p.m. State Theatre of New Jersey Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond hosts a free poetry workshop focused on social justice. 

February 6, 7:00 p.m. Rev. Linwood D. Rouse hosts a Black Gospel program. Macedonia OFW Baptist Church, Piscataway.

February 8, 6:00 p.m. The PRCC B.L.A.C.K. Mentoring Circle Social hosts this month's talk via Zoom on Black economical power and entrepreneurship

February 8, 8:30 p.m. Black Lives Matter-Rutgers University hosts their Black Excellence Feast. Event link to come.

February 9, 8:00 p.m. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. runs an interest meeting via Zoom with the opportunity to meet the undergraduate brothers of the Delta Iota chapter. 

February 10, 8:00 p.m. Play Black History Month Jeopardy via Zoom.

February 10, 7:00 p.m. PRCC panel Academia While Black: Conversations Surrounding the Black Experience in Higher Education via Webex.

February 11, 6:00 p.m. PRCC screening and discussion of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom via Zoom

February 11, 8:00 p.m. PRCC highlights the legacy of Paul Robeson his contributions to the Rutgers community, what it means to be a Renaissance man and its significance via Zoom.

February 13, 7:00 p.m. Rev. Michael Ryan Buckland hosts a Black Gospel program. Faith Hope Baptist Church, New Brunswick.

February 15, 5:50 p.m. Rutgers alumnus Kevin Powell joins the Alumni Association for an engaging discussion on leadership. You must register in advance to receive Zoom link to participate.

February 16, 4:00 p.m. Anthony Abraham Jack, assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses pressing issues of diversity, access and equity in an open dialogue with the Rutgers community for this year's James Dickson Carr Lecture. You must register in advance to receive Zoom link to participate.

event with LaTosha Brown from the Black Voters Matter Fund
Eagleton Institute of Politics

February 17, 12:30 p.m. As part of Eagleton’s Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series, LaTosha Brown will discuss her story of civic engagement and political empowerment as co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund via Zoom. Registration is required.

February 17, 3:00 p.m. As part of Access Week, student attendees engage in dialogue with alumni professionals and learn best practices for career preparation as they plan for their professional next steps. Event link to come.

February 18, 6:00 p.m. During Access Week, a panel of policy professionals highlight the ways that college students can advocate for equitable outcomes within K-12 schools. You must register in advance to receive the Zoom link to participate. 

February 20, 7:00 p.m. Rev. Iley Earle Bright of First Baptist Church hosts “An Evening of Gospel Choirs". First Baptist Church, South Bound Brook. Join via Facebook Watch Party.

February 22, 7:00 p.m. United Black Council hosts a collaborative community discussion to touch upon the issues surrounding Black Rutgers regarding academic affairs, financial aid, the resources available and how student organizations can better function together. Event link to come.

February 23, 12:00 p.m. Eagleton Institute of Politics hosts a book talk with professor Saladin Ambar and fellow Emahunn Campbell on Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era. Registration is required.

February 24, 6:30 p.m. Douglass Dean’s Lecture Series: Critical Conversations on Black History hosts Barbara Ransby, the John D. MacArthur Chair and a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Registration is required.

February 24, 9:00 p.m. PRCC features a panel of Black Men's Collective alumni via Zoom discussing their experiences in the professional world as Black men following graduation from university.

February 25, 2:00 p.m. The Graduate School of Educations hosts a virtual session on graduate study and careers in education. Register via Eventbrite.

February 26, 8:30 a.m. The colloquium Affirming Medical and Mental Health Care for LGBTQAI+ Communities brings together experts from medical and mental health, social sciences and humanities to advance the national discussion on equity health care systems. Registration is required.

February 27, 7:00 p.m. Rev. Brenda Lumzy hosts a Black Gospel program. Mt. Calvary Missionary Church, New Brunswick.

February 28, 12:00 p.m. Black Lunch Table invites you to join a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create spaces to encourage people of color and women to join the Wikimedia movement while also asking other editors to focus on gaps in coverage on Wikimedia. Event link to come.

Newark

February 4, TBD. Join the Black Organization of Students for a Black health/coronavirus vaccine conversation via Zoom. Event link to come.

February 10, 6 p.m. Participate in How It Feels To Be Free: A Conversation with Ruth Feldstein and Naomi Extra. You must register to receive Zoom link

February 10, TBD. Join the Black Organization of Students for a generational wealth conversation via Zoom. Event link to come.

February 12, TBD. Join the Black Organization of Students for a Black valentine's day movie night via Zoom. Event link to come.

February 12, all day. The Haitian Association of Students at Rutgers-Newark play Valentine’s Day Matchmaker. Join in via their Instagram.

February 15, 4:30 p.m. A discussion on activism and the activist takes place via Zoom. You mist register to receive the Zoom link.

February 15, TBD. The Organization of African Students hosts a movie night via Zoom in honor of Africa Week. Event link to come.

February 16, TBD. The Organization of African Students hosts an afrobeats dance class via Zoom for Africa week. Event link to come.

February 17, 2:30 p.m. Join the Whose Cities? Cultural Approaches to (Sub)urban Studies and Race via Zoom. You mist register to receive the Zoom link.

February 17, 7 p.m. View the Virtual Art Exhibit and Experience for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

February 17, TBD. Join the Black Organization of Students for a Black LGBTQIA+ representation conversation. Event link to come.

the 41st Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, One Begins Again: Organizing & the Historical Imagination
Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience

February 20, 9:30 a.m. The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience hosts the 41st Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series One Begins Again: Organizing & the Historical Imagination, moderated by Barbara Ransby. Registration is required.

February 22, all day. Play Black Card Revoked with the Haitian Association of Students at Rutgers-Newark. Join in via their Instagram.

February 24, TBD. Dominican Talks has a conversation on Afro-Descendientes via Zoom. Event link to come.

February 26, 6 p.m. Dominican Talks hosts a Dominican independence party via Instagram Live.

Camden

February 2, 6:30 p.m. Rutgers-Camden's Africana Studies department invites you to a conversation with Sonya Donaldson about her research on the Black National Anthem for their Black History kickoff. Registration is required.

February 3, 6 p.m. A virtual basic introduction to the Libraries' resources on African American history. Registration is required.

February 8, 2 p.m. A virtual basic introduction to the Libraries' resources on African American history. Registration is required.

February 15, 2 p.m. Who Was Paul Robeson? Learn about the life of the Rutgers alum and activist for whom our library is named. Registration is required.

February 18, 12:45 p.m. The All Black Lives Matter Speaker Series hosts Tiffany N. Florvil via Zoom as she discusses the neglected meanings of Black life in Germany and across Europe. Registration is required.

February 21, 11:30 a.m. Who Was Paul Robeson? Learn about the life of the Rutgers alum and activist for whom our library is named. Registration is required.