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Mon, Jun 17
Film screening @ 6PM
Panel conversation @ 7 – 8:30PM
Heritage Hall afterparty @ 8:45PM

Chase Room
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ

Honor Juneteenth with a PSEG True Diversity Film screening and Standing in Solidarity conversation on the history and impact of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

These schools, some predating the Civil War, are credited with building the African American middle class and creating pathways for economic and social mobility. The program includes a PSEG True Diversity Film screening of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (Firelight Films, 2018). The documentary examines the impact of HBCUs on American history, culture and national identity.

A conversation with Black leaders, who are also HBCU graduates, will take place following the film screening. Our panel will be moderated by Calvin Ledford (Hampton University), President, PSEG Foundation, and Director, Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Juneteenth celebration continues with an afterparty hosted by Heritage Hall located in the Hahne Building at 54 Halsey Street. Tour the “HBCU Experience” exhibit and enjoy free music and refreshments.

Our panelists include:

The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka (Howard University), Mayor of the City of Newark, author and poet

Brielle Lewis (Hampton University), Director, Corporate Sponsorship Strategy, Prudential Financial

Karma Brown Warren (Tuskegee University), Physician at Metro Vein Centers, Inc.

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 from our friends 

The Promise of Juneteenth
New Jersey Reparations Council Year One

Wed, Jun 19, @ 7PM
This event will examine the often overlooked history of slavery in New Jersey and provide research for how the state can repair the enduring harm to Black residents.


Generous support provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC, and PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon

The Promise of Juneteenth is presented in partnership with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and New Jersey PBS

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