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Black History Month Open Mic Night – Joy, Justice and Solidarity

Flyer for Open Mic Night - Joy, Justice and Solidarity from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022 as part of Black History Month. Click or tap image to view detailed image

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CommWorks: Students Committed to Performance and the MU Intercultural Center invite you to join us for the Black History Month Open Mic Night – Joy, Justice and Solidarity from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday,  February 28 at the Student Center Fireplace Lounge.

Performances should be 3 to 5 minutes long and can include poetry, recitation, song, prose and more!

$25 Prizes Awarded to Top Performers!

Want to practice? Join in on the CommWorks weekly practice sessions every Wednesday from 2:50 to 4:20 p.m. in Plangere Room 235.

You can sign up now in advance or sign up at the event.

 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Distinguished Lecture in Social Justice: Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Presented by the Monmouth University President's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a queer black feminist love evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all life. She is/they are the author of several books—most recently Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals—and the co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming Trust, an intergenerational experiential living library of Black LBGTQ brilliance.

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Human Rights and the Environment: Perspectives from India

This panel features experts on a wide range of emerging challenges that India faces at the intersection of human rights and the environment including climate justice litigation, the interplay between sustainable development and the rights of indigenous communities, climate change communication and climate migration, and the relationship between climate migration and human trafficking.

Moderator: Prof. Randall S. Abate, Director, Institute for Global Understanding

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please fill out and submit the available form to receive the Zoom link for this session.

Black History Month 2021

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Black History Month throughout the month of February. Originating in 1926 under the vision of African American historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month provides opportunities for all members of the university to explore the histories, legacies, and current contributions of individuals across the African Diaspora. Join the Black History Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including events organized by students, faculty, and staff.

I Stand with Immigrants Social Media Campaign and Dialogue

This day-long campaign will allow participants to share their experiences with immigration and why allyship is so critically important. Follow the brothers of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated, all day for ways to participate. There will also be an Instagram Live panel at 9 p.m. featuring those who have direct experience with immigration.

This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University’s Intercultural Center.

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Keynote: Dolores Huerta; President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Dolores Huerta is a legendary labor leader, women’s advocate, and civil rights activist who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW). Working alongside UFW President César Chavez, Huerta was involved in numerous community and labor organizing efforts in Central California, and quickly became a skilled organizer and negotiator for the union. Huerta still works tirelessly, developing new leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. She speaks regularly to students and organizations across the United States and abroad about issues of social justice and public policy.

This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University’s Intercultural Center.

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

From Andalucía to New Jersey: The Spanish Diaspora through History, Dance, Music and Cuisine

Featuring the Alborada Spanish Dance Theater, and sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, this program will expose participants to the history, diaspora and multicultural fabric of Spanish culture.

Join Us on Zoom

This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University’s Intercultural Center.

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Reel Talk: “Dolores” Film Screening and Talkback

This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University’s Intercultural Center.

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

But I’m Both: An Afro-Latinx Dialogue

Join alumna @losrizosdero as she discusses experiences and politics within Afro-Latinx communities. Sponsored by Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. and Latin American Student Organization.

This event is just part of Hispanic Heritage Month, presented by Monmouth University’s Intercultural Center.

Each year, Monmouth University observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Join the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee for our month-long virtual event series including critical dialogues, performances, scholarship, and speakers including legendary labor rights organizer and feminist activist Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.