Monday, June 10, 2024

One week away: RSVP for NJPAC's HBCU Celebration & free summer events!



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’s building at 54 Halsey Street. Tour the “HBCU Experience” exhibit, witness the unveiling of our panelists’ portraits, enjoy sounds by Pitt-Goodson of BrownMill Company and more! Plus: Sport your HBCU attire for a chance to get photographed and become a part of the Heritage Hall legacy.

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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Juneteenth Bergen Street Festival
Sat, Jun 15 @ 11AM
Bergen Street, Newark

Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun including live performances, carnival rides, food vendors, health and wellness activities, artisan vendors and more!


Celebration of Gospel Music
Tue, Jun 18 @ 8PM
Zion Hill Baptist Church

Celebrate Black Music Month with an exploration of gospel music and its impact on Black music and culture.


The Promise of Juneteenth
New Jersey Reparations Council Year One

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.


Jazz Jams
Jun 20 @ 7:30PM
​​​​Clement’s Place

Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, these Jazz Jam sessions attract ace musicians from New Jersey and beyond!


Stronger Than Steel
The Senator Wynona Lipman Story

Sat, Jun 22 @ 6PM

The Centennial Celebration of Wynona Lipman, the first African American female State Senator, continues. This program includes a film screening followed by a panel conversation.


 virtual panels 

Cultivating Advocacy: Leveraging the Arts for Food Justice
Jun 12 @ 4PM
Free on Zoom

Join us for a dynamic panel of artists, activists and experts who will share innovative and creative approaches to addressing food equity issues in New Jersey, and beyond.


Harmonizing Health:
The Transformative Power of Arts in Maternal Well-Being

Jun 18 @ 12PM
Free on Zoom

Don’t miss this illuminating conversation on how creative engagement fosters resilience, self-expression and emotional healing during the journey of motherhood. The discussion is moderated by Tammy Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey.


Prescribing Creativity: Promoting Health Equity Through Arts-on-Prescription
Jun 26 @ 4PM
Free on Zoom

Join us for an informative conversation on how the first Arts-on-Prescription pilot program in New Jersey uses the arts to build health equity.


Generous support for Celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities is provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC, and PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon

Generous support for ArtsXChange is provided by Women@NJPAC
The Promise of Juneteenth is presented by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice with NJPBS
Stronger Than Steel: The Senator Wynona Lipman story is co-presented with The New Jersey Historical Society

Arts & Well-Being at NJPAC is made possible through foundational support from RWJBarnabas Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Women@NJPAC, with additional support from Merck Foundation, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Celia Liption Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Fund, and DoorDash

Prudential presents North to Shore is co-produced by Montclair Film Festival, Madison Marquette, NFF, Platinum Music Plus and SJ Presents
Prudential presents North to Shore is sponsored by Prudential, NJEDA, NJM Insurance, United Airlines, CRDA, Outfront, NJ Division of Travel and Tourism, and Cuervo Tradicional

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