CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION at 

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Tuesday,
January 22,

6:30pm

Watch kid friendly videos about Martin Luther King,, listen to The Sneetches story by Dr. Suess, participate in group crafts, and enjoy some snacks as we celebrate Dr. King's birthday!

New Brunswick Public Library 

60 Livingston Avenue, 

New Brunswick, NJ

FREE

OPEN HOUSE AND SAMPLE ESL CLASSES at

New Labor

TUESDAY,
January 22,

10am - 12pm

and
7 - 9pm

New Labor invites you and your family to come and get to know them better for this day of food, fun, and community!

New Labor

55 Paterson Street, 2nd Fl
New Brunswick, NJ 

"TABLES OF UNDERSTANDING" and

GUIDED ART WALK: Highland Park

Sunday, 
January 27

12:30pm; 

Art Walk

to follow

The Highland Park Arts Commission invites you to this "Tables of Understanding" event that includes meet & greet, discussions of WOU art, social services, & organizations from 12:30-2pm.

A Guided Art Walk will immediately follow from 2-4pm.  

No RSVP required; A portion of proceeds from any food purchased at this event will go to the Highland Park Food Pantry.

Ruthie's Restaurant

70 Raritan Ave.

Highland Park, NJ

MLK DREAM WEEK: 

Opening Dialogue with Dr. Brittney Cooper and
Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika

Rutgers University-New Brunswick,

Division of Student Affairs

Monday,

January 28

7:00pm

A moderated conversation with Dr. Brittney Cooper and Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika discussing activism, race and gender.

Rutgers University

Livingston Student Center

4 Joyce Kilmer Ave 

Piscataway, NJ 

MLK DREAM WEEK

Featured Keynote with Opal Tometi

Rutgers University-New Brunswick,

Division of Student Affairs

Tuesday,

January 29

7:30pm

This dynamic keynote features Opal Tometi, Social Activist & Co-Creator of the Viral Twitter Hashtag and Movement, #BlackLivesMatter.  The event will also include student performances.

Rutgers University

Busch Student Center Multipurpose Room

604 Bartholomew Rd,

Piscataway, NJ 

MLK DREAM WEEK:

3rd Annual MLK Oratorical Competition

Rutgers University, New Brunswick,

Division of Student Affairs

 

Wednesday,

January 30

7 - 9pm

Students will participate in an oratorical contest and share their social justice vision, connecting it to the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Rutgers University

Busch Student Center Multi-Purpose Room

604 Bartholomew Rd,

Piscataway, NJ 

MLK DREAM WEEK:

Ananya Dance Theater : Empower Workshop

Rutgers University-New Brunswick,

Division of Student Affairs

Thursday,

January 31

7:30 - 9:30pm

A participatory workshop focused on engaging audiences as both viewers and responders to dance, and issues of social justice.

Rutgers University

Loree Gym

70 Lipman Dr #8321,

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

CASA: Wine & Cheese Volunteer Recruitment Party

Thursday,

January 31

6-8pm

CASA of Middlesex County is hosting a complimentary lakeside wine and cheese party where they will share information about becoming an advocate for a child in foster care. By donating an average of just a few hours a week, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers help these vulnerable children get the support, services and help they need to find a safe, forever home. CASA will be serving wine, cheese, veggies and hors d'oeuvre, while sharing information about the roles and responsibilities of a CASA. Current volunteers will also be on hand to relate their experiences.

Lago – Restaurant & Banquet Hall

230 Washington Place

North Brunswick, NJ

FILM SCREENING: "And Then They Came for Us"

hosted by the Zimmerli Art Museum

Tues,

February 5

7:30-8:30pm

In 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 leading to the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans—among them Ruth Asawa, whose work is on view in the American Gallery. Thousands of American citizens lost their homes, their businesses, and more due to hysteria and racism. Featuring rediscovered photos of the camps by renowned documentary photographer Dorothea Lange, the film brings history into the present, as it follows Japanese Americans speaking out against the current travel ban and other regressive immigration policies.

 

This film will be screened as part of their monthly free Art After Hours event – join them anytime starting at 5pm for music, refreshments, and exhibition tours. (Directors: Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider, 50 minutes, 2017)

 

Link to the film’s site and trailer: https://www.thentheycamedoc.com/

Zimmerli Art Museum

71 Hamilton Street

New Brunswick, NJ

DIVERSITY WORKSHOP: Honoring Our Differences in a Diverse and Changing World

led by Lee Mun Wah

Wednesday,

February 6

6 - 9pm

Windows of Understanding, Rutgers University, and AARP New Jersey welcome all to a free workshop and seminar Honoring our Differences in a Diverse and Changing World, led by internationally renowned diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah. A reception for all participants will follow.

 

This workshop-seminar is free, and open to the public. Recommended for Ages 16 and over.

Please click here to RSVP.

 

Workshop-Seminar Description:

Bias, fear and hated come in many forms, including racism, ageism, sexism, homophobia and trans-phobia, among many others. These forms are faced in our communities, neighborhoods, institutions, schools, and sometimes even our homes. All of these forms of discrimination, whether conscious and unconscious, are ways of reducing other people and excluding them, and they cause profound harm at all levels of our society. So often we ponder how to begin a conversation with people who are different from ourselves. Where do we begin? How do we keep from offending someone? What if they get angry or hurt? These are just some of the many barriers and fears that keep us apart and in silence.

This dynamic three-hour workshop will engage participants in a rich intergenerational and intersectional dialogue about ageism, racism, LGBQ/Trans-issues, and other issues and challenges that the participants are facing. In an historical moment filled with ever painful inequalities and growing divisions, how we listen to one another, and how we see though hate and fear and move past silence is of ever greater urgency. Together we will explore what it will take to walk across the room - what we can learn in that journey about ourselves, and in the process, develop an authentic and meaningful relationship with each other, even in the midst of a conflict or misunderstanding. Disrupting aging will be addressed in the program as an integral part of the dialog.

 

Rutgers University

Busch Student Center Multi-Purpose Room

604 Bartholomew Rd,

Piscataway, NJ 

"TABLES OF UNDERSTANDING" and

GUIDED ART WALK: Highland Park

Sunday, 
February 10

12:00pm; 

Art Walk

to follow

The Highland Park Arts Commission invites you to this "Tables of Understanding" event that includes meet & greet, discussions of WOU art, social services, & organizations from 12-2pm.

A Guided Art Walk will immediately follow from 2-3pm.  

 

No RSVP required; A portion of proceeds from any food purchased at this event will go to the Highland Park Food Pantry.

The Blue Horse Restaurant

247 Raritan Ave.

Highland Park, NJ

GUIDED ART WALK:

French St, New Brunswick

Sunday,

February 17,

1pm

The second annual installment of Windows of Understanding includes family - friendly walking tours of the art installations throughout New Brunswick- including the beloved French Street corridor!  Tour will meet inside the gallery of the American Hungarian Foundation for the "Windows of Understanding" satellite exhibition, and move on to French Street from there.

American Hungarian Foundation

300 Somerset Street, 

New Brunswick, NJ 

RECEPTION AND PANEL DISCUSSION: "We See Through Hate"

hosted by the NAACP New Brunswick Chapter

moderated by Elizabeth Williams-Riley, 

American Conference on Diversity

Tuesday, 
February 19

Reception at 6:30pm;

Panel at 

7:00pm

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.     

Panelists:  LaNaya Butler, President, Rutgers NAACP Chapter,  Dr. Yucan Chiu, Director/Pastor Ethnos New Brunswick,  Dr. Alex Kharazi, Director & VP, Masjid-e-Ali and President Interfaith Council, Jerijah McCray, Activist and Alyea Pierce, Writer, Educator. 

 

Moderated by  Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President & CEO, American Conference on Diversity

The Reformed Church of Highland Park

19 South Second Ave.

Highland Park, NJ

Religious Contempt in the Music of Bach

The Allen and Joan Bildner Center

for the Study of Jewish Life

Wednesday,

February 20

7:30pm

Emeritus Professor of Music at Swarthmore College presents a lecture sponsored by Mason Gross School of the Arts, the Rutgers Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, and the Jewish Music Forum, the academic branch of the American Society for Jewish Music.

Robert E. Mortensen Hall

85 George Street,

New Brunswick, New Jersey

GUIDED ART WALK:

Downtown New Brunswick

Sunday,

February 24,

1pm

Last chance to take a glimpse at the second annual installment of Windows of Understanding with family - friendly walking tours of the art installations throughout New Brunswick.   Bundle up and get ready to experience a wide range of art!

 

Tour will depart from Kilmer Square, 100 Albany Street (at corner of George St.) at 1pm.

"TABLES OF UNDERSTANDING" 

 in Highland Park

Sunday, 
February 24

3 - 5pm

The Highland Park Arts Commission invites you to this "Tables of Understanding" event that includes meet & greet, discussions of WOU art, social services, & organizations from 3-5pm.

 

No RSVP required; A portion of proceeds from any food purchased at this event will go to the Highland Park Food Pantry.

Sushiana

17 North 4th St.

Highland Park, NJ

FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION:
"Long Story Short"

hosted by Mason Gross School of the Arts

 

Monday, 
February 25

6 - 8pm

In the moving and immersive film LONG STORY SHORT, over 100 people at homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy programs, and job training centers in Los Angeles and the Bay Area in Northern California discuss their experiences of poverty: why they are poor, how it feels, and what they think should be done about American poverty and homelessness today. Numerous interviews are stitched together to form a polyphonic account of American poverty told from the inside.

MacArthur Grantee and Mason Gross Faculty Member Natalie Bookchin, an artist whose work has been shown at the Pompidou Centre, the Whitney Museum and the Tate, uses the film to amplify the voices of the displaced and dispossessed. While individuals whom Bookchin filmed in separate spaces appear onscreen in their own visual spaces, mirroring the isolation of their experiences, words flow between them like a musical ensemble. Together in the film for the first time, Americans who are rarely acknowledged or listened to form a virtual collective.

 

Discussion to follow featuring Natalie Bookchin and guest speakers from SHILO (Supporting Homeless and Innovatively Loving Others).

Civic  Square Building, James J. Florio Forum  / Rutgers University

33 Livingston Ave.

New Brunswick, NJ

WINDOWS OF UNDERSTANDING: 

CLOSING RECEPTION & EXHIBITION

Thursday,

February 28

4 - 6pm

All are welcome to this culminating celebration of the 2019 Windows of Understanding run!  Over 60 works inspired by social justice issues will be on view by artists from around the state, including some pieces featured in last year's Windows of Understanding program.   Catering by Elijah's Promise Culinary School.

 

 

American Hungarian Foundation

300 Somerset Street, 

New Brunswick, NJ 

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