CALENDAR OF EVENTS

All events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL AGES unless otherwise indicated.

WINDOWS OF UNDERSTANDING KICK-OFF LUNCH

Organized by Elijah's Promise

Monday,
January 20,

12:00pm

$25 per person

(earlybird rate)

Join us on MLK day as we kick off the 2020 Windows of Understanding season at Harvest Moon with this "Tables of Understanding" event.  All are encouraged to sit beside someone they don't know!

Harvest Moon

392 George St.

New Brunswick, NJ

Click here to purchase tickets 

EARLY BIRD PRICE: $25 per person through Tuesday, January 14 at noon

AFTER JAN 14: $33 per person. Advance registration is required; tickets not on sale at the door.

"CONTINUING THEIR LEGACY"

hosted by Rutgers Collaborative Center for Community-Based

Research and Service and Unity Square

Monday,
January 20,

1-4pm

Join the Collaborative for a FREE day filled with food, learning activities, performances, mural painting, and conversation for ALL ages!  Families are welcome.​ 

In case of snow, the event will be held on Feb 17.

Unity Square Community Center

81 Remsen Ave

New Brunswick, NJ

NAACP MONTHLY MEETING

featuring Chef Pearl of Elijah's Promise

Tuesday,
January 21,

7:00pm

All are invited to this NAACP's General Membership monthly meeting with special focus on food insecurity.  

"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will."  - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reformed Church of Highland Park

19 South 2nd Avenue

Highland Park, NJ

ELIZABETH DETENTION CENTER VISITS

organized by D.I.R.E.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday

Each week, members of D.I.R.E. (Deportation and Emergency Response Equipo) go to visit Detainees at the Elizabeth Detention Center. Quite often, these are the single opportunities that these individuals have to talk and connect with someone outside of the Detention Center.  All are invited to join the visit and will be assigned an individual to meet.

MALE DETAINEE VISITATION: Tuesdays departing at 5:45pm

FEMALE DETAINEE VISITATION: Wednesdays departing at 8pm

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

- Please bring a Government Issued ID such as Driver's License, ID, or Passport

- Please dress conservatively; no mesh or see through clothing, no hoodies, and no sleeveless shirts/dresses.

- The DIRE group meets to depart in their van from the rear entrance of the Reformed Church of Highland park, facing the parking lot.

Reformed Church of Highland Park, rear entrance 

19 South 2nd Avenue

Highland Park, NJ

THE FAMILY DEN

hosted by Who is My Neighbor, Inc.

Thurs & Fri,

January 23-24

9:30-11:30am

The Family Den is an early childhood enrichment and parenting support program that provides a creative learning environment for children ages infant through four years to develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills while providing caregivers the opportunity to form supportive community. The Family Den serves to bring together neighbors from multiple socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, and family backgrounds. For this "Windows of Understanding" event, they will creatively explore the global cultures of the local neighborhood in Highland Park.

 

Suggested $5 donation per day as financially able to contribute.

Reformed Church of Highland Park, Lower level

19 South 2nd Avenue

Highland Park, NJ

"DEMANDING FREEDOM AS JUSTICE":
Dream Week Keynote by Dr. Peniel E. Joseph

Organized by The Cultural Center Collaborative, Rutgers University

Monday,
January 27,

7:30pm

College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room

126 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ

4th ANNUAL MLK ORATORICAL COMPETITION

Organized by The Cultural Center Collaborative, Rutgers University

Wednesday,
January 29,

7-9pm

Livingston Student Center, Multipurpose Room

84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue

Piscataway, NJ

"KNIGHTS CALL TO HEALING"
program focused on healing through dialogue, art, and meditation

Organized by The Cultural Center Collaborative, Rutgers University

Thursday,
January 30,

Time TBA

LOCATION TBA

IMMIGRATION TALK: "From Both Sides of the Border"

hosted by Still Waters Anti-trafficking Program

TUESDAY,
February 4,

6:00-7:30pm

A significant number of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border end up in New Jersey. 95% are from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. What factors propel their dangerous journey? What is the readiness of local schools and social service programs to assimilate them and meet their needs?

 

Join Franklin Moreno, Ph.D. Candidate at U.C., Berkeley, who conducts research in Honduras, and Jean Stockdale, director of Still Waters Anti-trafficking Program, to examine country conditions and to learn about actions being taken in central Jersey to reroute the lives of these vulnerable travelers.  

 

Civic Square Building, Mason Gross School of the Arts

33 Livingston Avenue, Room 110
New Brunswick, NJ 

PAINTING WORKSHOP: A Creative Path to Food Security hosted by New Brunswick Free Public Library

THURSDAY,
February 6,

6:30-8pm

This workshop strives to educate the New Brunswick community about the struggles of food insecurity and the artwork created will depict the various aspects of food insecurity within the community. Canvases and materials will be provided for participants to create paintings that concentrate on topics such as resources to aid people who are food insecure and educating people in the community about food insecurity.

 

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 14.3 million households in the United States were food insecure during some period of 2018. Even though this number has been decreasing every year, it is still very important to educate community members about this issue, to provide resources for community members to go to if they are ever food insecure, and to provide information about how to help others who are food insecure.

  

Free Refreshments will be provided!

 

New Brunswick Free Public Library, Carl T. Valenti Community Room

60 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 

For more info. visit www.nbfpl.org

"HUNGRY TO LEARN"

hosted by Health Outreach Promotion & Education (HOPE) 

and Rutgers Student Food Pantry, Rutgers University

Wednesday, 
February 12,

7pm

This event explores resources available to students who are dealing with food insecurity.  Facilitators from Rutgers will discuss variety of resources available to students to support their mental health, nutritional health and academic success while in college.

 

 

Rutgers Off-Campus Living & Community Partnerships building

39 Union Street

New Brunswick, NJ

FREE FILM SCREENING: "Harriet"

hosted by AARP

Thursday, 
February 13,

7pm

AARP invites all to this special screening event, rated PG-13.

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Regal Cinema

2399 US-1

North Brunswick, NJ

MEETING: Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition of Middlesex County 

hosted by Middlesex County Center for Empowerment

Thursday,

February 20

10am-12pm

Learn about this coalition, the projects they are working on, and participate in an art activity with the group led by artist Cristina Hoyos.  As a coalition, they recognize that prevention requires broad community involvement and response, and welcome new individual members and agencies who are interested in working with them toward the elimination of sexual violence. By shifting norms, changing attitudes and increasing community accountability, the culture can be changed.

 

RSVP by February 6 for location: 1-877-665-7273 or email svpc@co.middlesex.nj.us

TACO,MURAL, and WINDOWS TOUR 

with the Esperanza Neighborhood Project

Saturday,

February 22

1:30 and 3:30pm

 Tour Departs from

114 French Street, 

New Brunswick, NJ 

WINDOWS OF UNDERSTANDING

Closing Reception 

Thursday,

February 27

4 - 6pm

Celebrate with artists, organizations, and local leaders at this culminating celebration of the 2020 Windows of Understanding run!  

 

Zimmerli Art Museum

71 Hamilton Street, 

New Brunswick, NJ 

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