Please join us the Rutgers University – New Brunswick community and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center as we celebrate Black History Month with events that reflect the richness of the African diaspora and historical contributions of our trailblazers. If you have questions about events, please reach out to the PRCC via email prccrutgers@echo.rutgers.edu! Enjoy the event offerings below and we hope you’ll join us in community!

BLACK HERITAGE MONTH OPENING CEREMONIES “Black Soul”

Sunday, January 26

Annual dinner formal to welcome in Black History Month with presentations and performances by various organizations in an effort to unite our community while honoring accomplishments of those from our past and present. This year’s theme is: Black Soul

  

Time/Location: 7PM-10PM Busch Campus Center, MPR

Host & Co-sponsors: Black Student Union, United Black Council, Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Contact: Maya Smith-bsurutgers@gmail.com

Paul Robeson Living-Learning Community : Past Meets Present

Sunday, February 2

Time/Location: 2PM-5PM  Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Host & Co-sponsors:Paul Robeson Living-Learning Community

Contact person: Ariel Leget-ariel.leget@rutgers.edu

History of Rutgers NAACP Chapter

Monday, February 3

Time/Location: 8PM Livingston Student Center, Room 111

Host: NAACP, New Brunswick Area NAACP

Contact Person: Larry Traylor-llt41@rutgers.edu

Black History Month Social

Thursday, February 6

Time/Location7PM-9PM Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Host: Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Contact Person: Raheem Nugent-raheem.nugent@rutgers.edu

Black History Candy Grams

Monday, February 3 – Friday, February 14

Tabling sessions will be held in the Livingston Student Center for you to buy Candy Grams.

Time/Location: Livingston Student Center

Host: NAACP

Price: $5

Contact Person: Larry Traylor-llt41@rutgers.edu

Black Love Week

Monday, February 10 – Friday, February 14

Time/Location: Busch Student Center and PRCC

Host:Minority Engineering Educational Task (MEET)

Contact Person: Je t’aime Thompson-meet.secretary@gmail.com

Love & Law: A Discussion on Black LGBTQ+ Issues and Racialized Laws About Marriage and Love in Law

Monday, February 10

Time/Location: 8:30PM Livingston Student Center, 202B

Host: NBLSA

Contact Person: Olivia Martinez-ru.nblsa@gmail.com, odm10@rutgers.edu

MASON GROSS AFRO CUBAN ENSEMBLE

Wednesday, February 12

Time/Location: 8PM-9PM Paul Robeson Cultural Center, MPR

Host: CLAC and PRCC

Contact Person:Carlos Fernandez (CLAC)-cafernan@echo.rutgers.edu

BMC Speed Dating

February, TBD

Time/Location: 8PM-9:30PM TBD

Host: TBD

Contact Person:Xavier Wabara-xavier.wabara@rutgers.edu

Diverse Alumni Mixer Event

Thursday, February 13

Time/Location: 7PM-8:30PM Honors College

Host:Alumni & Employer Engagement Board and Diversity Peer Educators

Contact Person:Samantha Menard-slm359@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

For the Culture

Saturday, February 15

Time/Location: 9PM-1AM Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall

Host: WISO, TWESE, BSU, HARU

Contact Person: Kashea Richards-wisoru@gmail.com

History of Black Activism at Rutgers

Monday, February 17

Time/Location: 8PM Livingston Student Center, Room 111

Hosts: NAACP, Professor Bonadie & Professor Butler

Contact Person: Larry Traylor-llt41@rutgers.edu

Media Portrayal of Black Activism

Monday, February 17

Come join us in an engaging discussion of how Black Activism is portrayed in the Media.

Time/Location: 4PM-8PM Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall

Host & Co-sponsor: The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) + PRCC

Contact Person: Charles Senteio-charles.senteio@rutgers.edu

Access Week: Student Access & Equity Forum

Tuesday, February 18

A panel of national scholars and practitioners will speak on the affairs of first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students and services to support this population. Attendees will learn best practices to help facilitate retention and increase timely degree completion.

Time/Location: 9AM-12PM College Avenue Student Center, MPR

Host & Co-sponsors: Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Contact Person: Sabrina Riddick-sabrina.riddick@eho.rutgers.edu

BLACK HISTORY EVERYDAY Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Tuesday, February 18

Come help write history! Make Wiki more equitable! More info here.

Time/Location: 2PM-5PM The Art Library, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 

Host & Co-sponsors: The Art Library + Black Lunch Table + Department of Art & Design

Cost: FREE with RSVP

Contact Person: Heather Hart-hhart@mgsa.rutgers.edu

Access Week: James Dickson Carr Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 19

The lecture series, named in honor of James Dickson Carr, who was the first African American graduate of Rutgers University, invites public intellectuals to visit campus to discuss pressing issues of diversity, access, and equity in a public lecture and open dialogue with the Rutgers community.

Time/Location: 7PM-9PM Livingston Student Center, MPR

Host & Co-sponsors: Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Contact Person: Sabrina Riddick-sabrina.riddick@echo.rutgers.edu

Access Week: Student of Color Social

Thursday, February 20

This social will provide an opportunity for Rutgers – New Brunswick students to engage in networking and community building and begin conversations about how to best nurture a vibrant, inclusive community of support.

Time/Location: 8PM-10PM Busch Student Center, MPR

Host & Co-sponsors: Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Contact Person: Sabrina Riddick-sabrina.riddick@eho.rutgers.edu

Access Week: TRIO “Read to the Youth” Literacy Campaign

Friday, February 21

As a part of the National TRIO Day celebration, established in 1986 by Congress, Rutgers TRIO programs will read to students in local school districts to support literacy improvement.

Time/Location: 8AM-12PM

Host & Co-sponsors: Rutgers TRIO Programs – Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science, Student Support Services, and Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement

Contact Person: Jackasha Wiley-jackasha@echo.rutgers.edu

Access Week: EMPOWER Summit

Friday, February 21

A day-long summit to increase the academic, social, and professional development of students on the Rutgers – New Brunswick campus. Topics will include academic success, graduate and career preparation, health and wellness, financial management, life skills, and more.

Time/Location: 10AM-3PM Busch Student Center, MPR

Host & Co-sponsors: Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Contact Person: Sabrina Riddick-sabrina.riddick@echo.rutgers.edu

Black History Buckets

Friday, February 21

Time/Location: 7PM-10PM Livingston Gym

Host: NAACP

Ticket Info: Teams of 5 will pay $5/each to play, students watching are free

Contact Person: Larry Traylor-llt41@rutgers.edu

2nd Annual The Blacker the Berry Art Show

Saturday, February 22

Time/Location: TBD

Host: Collegiate 100

Contact Person: Clare Choi-pbc93@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Proctor Power Lunch with Proctor Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker Michael Sorrell

Saturday, February 25

Time/Location: Graduate School of Education, Room 124

Host:Center for Minority Serving Institutions & Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute

Contact Person: Brandy Jones-Brandy.jones@gse.rutgers.edu & Fabiola Santos-fabiola.santos@gse.rutgers.edu

Brown Skin Girl

Date TBD

Time/Location: TBD

Host: Zeta Phi Beta

Contact Person: Olivia Martinez-gammakappa1920@gmail.comodm10@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Black Family Feud

Monday, February 27

Time/Location: 8:30PM Colleve Avenue Student Center, MPR

Host:Sisters With Values

Contact Person: Brianna Williams-swvrutgers@gmail.com, bjw163@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

B.L.A.C.K. Brothers’ and Sisters’ Circle Mentoring Program

Monday, February 27

Time/Location: 6PM-8PM Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Host: Paul Robeson Cultural Center

Contact Person: Raheem Nugent-raheem.nugent@rutgers.edu

Challenge Day: Unpacking the Black Experience

Saturday, February 29

Time/Location: 1PM Livingston Gym

Host: Black Lives Matter Rutgers

Contact Person:Dominique Hazel-Criss/ Sydni Collins-blmrutgers@gmail.com