Friday, February 11, 2022




Black SPACE / Conversations with AShlEY NICOLE Baptiste

WHEN: February 11, 6:00 PM E.T.

Join us for conversation with Bill Davis, a diasporic educator and servant leader author, trainer and public speaker with over 40 years of experience in education, corporate and community settings; and the President & CEO of Babas Legacy LLC. Bill has worked at Rutgers University and NYU among other institutions and his work has been manifested by assisting schools build inclusive environments for students and staff that are committed to equity. Bill is a single father to four incredible children.

Register free:

Jersey City Theater Center in partnership with The Spot JC, Hudson County CMO, I Love Greenville, Ponce Bank, Coalition for Food and Health Equality officially launched the Spotlight arts program in mid-November with 30 students ranging in age from 9 to 20.

Spotlight, at its highest level, raises awareness of community healing, particularly from systematic racism and trauma, through the arts. We use the power of creative expression to help at-risk youth reduce feelings of isolation, abandonment, and fear often associated with living in a high crime, high poverty neighborhood.


Please email: if you would like to support Spotlight

Theatre ONLINE / South Africa

by Warren Nebe
Directed by Jaci de Villiers

WHEN: February 12, 12:00 PM E.T.

Lockdown is a meditation on grief, trauma, our relationship to nature and how we find healing. It is wordsmithed with layers of South African theatricality and cyclical storytelling.

The origins of the play emerged in the Unga Klara and Drama for Life Writing for Children’s Theatre Workshop that included mentorship for writers. Warren Nebe was mentored by Erik Uddenberg. The project was supported by the Embassy of Sweden (South Africa) and Arts Research Africa, University of the Witwatersrand.


  • Margie Pankhurst: Auntie Maddie (South Africa)
  • Leila Henriques: Mom (South Africa)
  • Tefo Omhile Paya: Taio (Botswana)
  • Zane Gillion: Anbu (South Africa / USA)
  • Gys de Villiers: Stage Directions (South Africa / USA)

Poster Design: Phillipa Glendinning


Thank you to all our sponsors and donors!