The Black Mentoring Circle program provides a space where students participate in guided educational discourse, leadership development, and out of the classroom engagement. Monthly cover a variety of rotating topics relevant to the black student experience.
Black Entrepreneurship and Economical Power
Monday, February 8, 2021
6:00 p.m. EST
This month’s topic is Black Entrepreneurship and Economical Power. The history of Black business and economics is the history of America. From Tulsa, to Wilmington, to our local communities today, there are vital lessons to be learned for thriving and navigating systemic racism, cultural challenges, and the global marketplace. Join us for a facilitated discussion featuring Rutgers alumni and community partners with experience as business owners and entrepreneurs.
Black Women’s Reproductive Health
Monday, March 8, 2021
7:00 p.m. EST
This open dialogue will bring a community point of view to the racial and socioeconomic aspects of Black women’s reproductive health. This conversation will provide awareness of the implications of Black women, and other marginalized women, who often have difficulty accessing: contraception, comprehensive sex education, STI prevention and care, alternative birth options, adequate prenatal and pregnancy care, domestic violence assistance, adequate wages to support our families, safe homes, and so much more. This panel will provide a space to discuss the institutional biases and racism Black women face that create barriers to receiving appropriate care and provide students access to resources and strategies to advocate for positive health outcomes for themselves and their community.
Black and Abroad
Monday, April 5, 2021
6:00 p.m. EST
In collaboration with Rutgers Global, this April’s topic is Black & Abroad. Paul Robeson was a true humanitarian that crisscrossed the globe, spoke over a dozen languages, and spoke truth not only to systemically racist power structures, but to any system that wielded power for the marginalization and oppression of others. The fruit of global history, for better or worse, still exists today, and we all live in a rapidly changing world. Follow in Robeson’s footsteps and join us for a conversation navigating the various factors that affect what it means to be Black & Abroad. Speakers will discuss the transformative experiences of studying, traveling, and living abroad, as well as offer strategies and resources for addressing the challenges and potential biases that shape those experiences.