Intensive training on activism plus food, film, talks, trips and more.

February 2018 – Drew University is planning more than a dozen events to commemorate Black History Month, including scholarly lectures, arts performances and group trips. Here’s a closer look.

Upcoming

Feb. 21

7:30 p.m. – Down Neck. A Pia Wilson play about three families navigating Newark in the aftermath of the 1967 rebellion. The Theatre Department production is directed by Adjunct Professor Meyung Kim. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

Feb. 22

7:30 p.m. – Down Neck. A Pia Wilson play about three families navigating Newark in the aftermath of the 1967 rebellion. The Theatre Department production is directed by Adjunct Professor Meyung Kim. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

Feb. 23

Noon – Frederick Douglass: The Struggle for Freedom and Civil Rights. Lectures by Quinnipiac University Professor Christine Kinealy and Nettie Washington Douglass, chair of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and Douglass’ great-great granddaughter. The event, presented by the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict and Freedom School Initiative, ends at 2 p.m. Craig Chapel

7:30 p.m. – Down Neck. A Pia Wilson play about three families navigating Newark in the aftermath of the 1967 rebellion. The Theatre Department production is directed by Adjunct Professor Meyung Kim. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

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Photo: Joseph Moran

Feb. 24

2 p.m. – Down Neck. A Pia Wilson play about three families navigating Newark in the aftermath of the 1967 rebellion. Performance followed by a talk-back with the playwright. The Theatre Department production is directed by Adjunct Professor Meyung Kim and the talk-back is supported by the Dramatist League. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

7:30 p.m. – Down Neck. A Pia Wilson play about three families navigating Newark in the aftermath of the 1967 rebellion. The Theatre Department production is directed by Adjunct Professor Meyung Kim. F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

Feb. 28

5:30 p.m. – Trip to see the movie Black Panther at AMC Headquarters in Morristown. Participants will gather at the Student Activities office inside the Ehinger Center.

Previous

Feb. 1

Noon – Celebrating the Lives of Edwin Hawkins and the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. A service of word and table. Craig Chapel

6 p.m. – Keep the Dream Alive: From Civil Rights to Social Justice. Bishop Darin Moore leads a service and lecture. Presented by the Black Ministerial Caucus. Craig Chapel and Room 101, Seminary Hall

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4 p.m. – Out of the Vault: African American History at Drew. A display of documents, articles and artifacts and audio of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1964 speech (“The American Dream“) on campus. United Methodist Archives and History Center

LD_1012_EAponte-Ortega_0056.sq4:10 p.m. – Considering Water with Words of Octavia Butler. Associate Professor Elias Ortega-Aponte speaks. Craig Chapel

5 p.m. – Akwaaba Dinner. Presented by Pan-African Studies, Umoja House, Ariel, Kuumba and DASA. Mead Hall

Feb. 7

6:10 p.m. – In the Words of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. Service led by PhD candidate Kelsey Wallace on the life, work and poetry of Murray, an activist and first black woman ordained as an Episcopal priest. Craig Chapel

Feb. 8

6 p.m. – Fusion 2018: Multicultural Talent Show. Student performances followed by a buffet of foods from around the world. Crawford Hall

Feb. 11

9:30 a.m. – Trip to see Passing Strange, a musical at The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia. The bus will leave Simon Forum at 9:30 a.m. and return by 7:30 p.m. Please purchase tickets here.

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6 p.m. – Freedom School Workshop: Subversive Music for the Soul. Mark Miller, an associate professor and composer in residence at Drew Theological School, leads the event, which ends at 8 p.m. Craig Chapel

Feb. 15

barberheadshot1 p.m. – Repairers of the Breach: Public Theology and Activism. An intensive course led by the Rev. Dr. William Barber II T’03. The course, which requires registration, ends at 5 p.m. Ehinger Center

6:30 p.m. – Fires of the Rebellion: An Homage to the Newark Rebellion of 1967. Students perform monologues from Detroit ’67 and Down Neck and two educators—Antoinette Ellis-Williams and Junius Williams—speak. A Rodney M. Gilbert Memorial Salon and Lecture Series presented by the Educational Opportunities Scholars Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, Freedom School Initiative and Yendor Productions. Thomas H. Kean Black Box Theatre