Friday, February 13, 2015

NEW FILM SERIES BEGINS @ NJPAC + OTHER EVENTS

The PSEG and the PSEG Employee Resource Groups True Diversity Film Series

Jasper, Texas

WHEN: Sunday, February 22 at 3 PM
WHERE: Victoria Theater, NJPAC, One Center St., Newark
ADMISSION: Free

This acclaimed film, starring Jon Voight and Louis Gossett Jr. and based on actual incidents in Jasper, Texas in 1998, explores one of the most horrific events in recent history: a brutal, racially motivated hate crime in which an African-American man was dragged to his death. In the aftermath of the murder, citizens of all races in the town listen and learn from each other, and ultimately step in the direction of progress. A panel discussion with writer-producer Jonathan Estrin and former Jasper Sheriff Billy Rowles follows the screening. 

Advance reservations are required. Click here to make your reservations.

Dodge Poetry at NJPAC

Shuffle, Cramproll, Paradiddle and Stomp: The Rhythm of Tap Meets the Rhythm of Poetry

WHEN: Fri, Mar 6 at 8 PM
WHERE:
Victoria Theater

Shuffle, Cramproll, Paradiddle and Stomp are only a few of the names of dance steps in rhythmic tap, which treats the dancer’s feet as a percussion instrument. Newark resident and world-class tap dancer Maurice Chestnut accompanies poet and griot Kurtis Lamkin, along with poets Marjorie Barnes, Michael Cirelli, Saeed Jones and Patrick Rosal, in dynamic duets of poetic and tap-dance rhythms.

 

Trending with Scott Simon Presented by U.S. Trust

Lessons in Education Reform

WHEN: Tue, Mar 17 at 7 PM
WHERE: Chase Room

Trending with Scott Simon, a two-part series of conversations moderated by the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR, features some of the country’s leading thinkers discussing provocative issues of the day. The Tuesday evening discussion will focus on education reform with guest speaker Joel I. Klein.

 

 

Believe in Newark: Mayor Baraka’s Town Hall on Education

WHEN: Wed, Apr 29 at 6 PM
WHERE:
Victoria Theater

Be part of these important conversations focusing on the City of Newark and its community. Mayor Ras J. Baraka joins a panel of city administrators and other leaders in the third of four thought-provoking evenings dedicated to public safety, economic development, education and health. Each discussion is followed by a Q&A with the audience. Admission is free.