Past Multicultural Center Events

Past Multicultural Center Events

Past Multicultural Center Events

Spring 2017

Diversity & Inclusion Week




Black History Month Recognition Events
Thursda, February 2nd
11:00 am - 1:00pm
Dr. Imani Perry

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is the author of: More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States (NYU, 2011) and Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop (Duke, 2004) as well as numerous articles in the fields of law, cultural studies and African American studies. This event is sponsored by the History Department-Africana Studies. For more information contact, Dr. Emily Blanck,

Thursday, February 2nd Chamberlain Student Center Pit
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S Club

Black History Month Opening Event: Join us as we celebrate the start of Black History Month. America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S Club, is back at Rowan to wow you with their amazing stepping and strolling show. The Delsea Regional High School STEP Team will also be featured. This event is cosponsored by the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution.


The Prison Industrial Complex: Slavery 4.0 in the United States
Monday, February 6th
5:00 pm - 6:30pm
Rowan Hall Auditorium

Screening and Discussion 13th. 13th, the title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States." The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is chronicled. A discussion will be interwoven into this event. This event is sponsored by the History Department-Africana Studies. For more information contact, Dr. Emily Blanck,

Wednesday, February 15th
5:00 pm - 6:30pm
Robinson Hall 214 SJICR

Kwanza-The Black Candle. This provocative documentary that explores and celebrates the African American experience through the principles of Kwanza which will be demonstrated. This presentation is an extraordinary, inspirational story centered on the struggle and triumph of the African American family.

Monday, February 20th
2:00 pm - 3:30pm
Chamberlain Student Center 144

Screening: HBO’s “All the Way”. Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony-Award winning performance as Lyndon B. Johnson with Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr. with Melissa Leo who portrays First Lady Bird Johnson. It got nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie as well as acting nominations for Cranston and Leo. This event is sponsored by the History Department. For more information contact, Dr. William Carrigan,

Monday, February 20th
4:00 pm - 5:30pm
Chamberlain Student Center 144

Q&A with Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin served as the historical advisor for the HBO’s “All the Way” She is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
(November, 2013).
Steven Spielberg and Goodwin previously worked together on Lincoln, based in part on Goodwin’s award-winning Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. In 2016 she was the first historian to receive the Lincoln Leadership Prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. This event is sponsored by the History Department. For more information contact, Dr. William Carrigan,

Wednesday, February 22nd
9:30 am - 10:45am
Bozorth Hall King Auditorium

History of Race Movies. This lecture/screening by Professor Emeritus Dr. Grupenhoff will analyze the rise of the cinematic phenomenon known as "Race Movies." Few people are aware that between 1915 and 1950 there existed a
"marginalized" cinema operating outside mainstream Hollywood. This was African-American Independent Cinema: films made by blacks with all-black casts for black audiences.

Thursday, February 23rd
4:00 pm - 5:30pm
Chamberlain Student Center

Saturday, February 25th
3:00 pm -
Wilson Hall Boyd Recital

Saturday, February 25th
6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Wilson Hall Boyd Recital

Mr. Black Rowan Pageant. The undergraduate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. invites the community to witness our Rowan students who will compete for the prestigious honor by showing their many talents in this always entertaining event. Contact: Ms. Julie Peterson, ext. 4596.



Tuesday, February 28th
5:30 pm - 7:30pm
Chamberlain Student Center 144

Postponed to April-Further information Coming

The Crisis of Africana Studies/History. This is a follow-up event from the Fall 2016 semester to discuss the future and current challenges that exist at Rowan University and across the country that threatens the prosperity and growth of Black studies in higher education. Advocates for the discipline will share their experiences and reinforce the importance for Africana Studies. This program is sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center-SJICR and the Council for Africana Studies.


Previous Events


Project P.R.I.D.E.
Wednesday, September 14th
5:00 pm - 6:30pm
Chamberlain Student Center 144

The Office of Service Learning, the NJDOC, and the Multicultural Center will host minimum custody offenders who will be escorted by correction officers to discuss their experiences with drugs and alcohol with the Rowan community. This program is originally designed for middle and high schools or other agencies but all young people should have an opportunity to hear real-life stories and to consider the consequences of substance abuse. The program is designed to reduce the appeal of drugs and alcohol and to promote responsible decision-making skills.


Rowan University Art Gallery


September 06 - November 05, 2016

An exhibition that tackles the racial and cultural disparities that exist within our criminal justice system.

Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7:00 pm
Eynon Ballroom, Rowan University Student Center
Panel discussion presented by:
The Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution
Also on the Panel:
- Detective Corporal Louis J. Butler, Glassboro Police Department
- Dr. Sandra Joy, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rowan University
- Bob Witanek, Co-founder of Decarcerate the Garden State

Thursday, September 15, 7:00-8:30 pm
Rowan University Art Gallery - 301 W. High St.

Events are free and open to the public.

Holocaust Survivor David Tuck Speaks at a Special Dining for Diversity Event
Wednesday, September 21st
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Campbell Library Tower - 6th Floor


Please join us for this special Dining for Diversity event by hearing the moving first-hand account of Holocaust survivor Mr. David Tuck. All are welcome to join us for food and an open forum discussion where Mr. Tuck will share his story of surviving one of the most horrendous events in history.

Mr. Tuck was born in Poland. His mother passed away six months after his birth, so his Orthodox Jewish grandparents took him in. Life drastically changed on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, David was 10 years old. By December he was forced to wear an armband, and then a yellow Star of David, and had to step off the sidewalk into the street when German soldiers approached him. Within a few weeks David’s family was deported to the Lodz ghetto. Then in the spring of 1941, David was deported to Posen, a labor camp in Poland.

In 1943 the Nazis liquidated the Posen labor camp and sent David to another labor camp to construct an autobahn. David was then deported to Auschwitz where he arrived on August 25, 1943. He worked in a sub-camp of Auschwitz called Eintrachthütte in a factory building anti-aircraft guns. In January 1945, David was deported on a train to Mauthausen in Austria, a brutal 370-mile trip over four days. To survive, he scooped snow from the ground using a tin cup tied to his belt. He was subsequently sent to Güsen II, an underground factory to build German aircraft. When the Americans liberated Güsen II on May 5, 1945 David weighed just 78 pounds. He then spent the next several months recuperating in refugee camps before immigrating to the United States in 1950.

Law, Justice, and Policing for Better Communities
Wednesday, September 27th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom

Michael A. Wood Jr. is a Baltimore based police reform activist who after spending a career in the USMC and Baltimore Police Department, torn down the blue wall of silence and has become a vocal advocate of civilian-led policing to begin a new era of policing. While completing his doctorate studies, Michael works as much as possible with grassroots activism on the streets of Baltimore, where his most valuable lessons are learned, and makes media and speaking appearances to further the discussion on police reform and the needs of the people.

October 15th

Encore Performance at Pfleeger Hall


Student tickets will be made available at the end of September. Non-student tickets can be purchased at FCG Alumni Relations.

Rosa Clemente
Tuessday, October 18th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boyd Recital Hall

The Multicultural Center presents Ms. Rosa Clemente who is a journalist, activist, and political figure who has been on the front lines of social justice for more than 15 years. She has written and spoken extensively on racial identity for Afro-Latinx* people. She has organized campaigns to encourage people to vote and engage in political movements, and is recognized as a leading voice on issues concerning Black and Latinx people. In 2008 she ran for Vice President alongside presidential candidate Rep. Cynthia McKinney on the Green Party. This was unprecedented as they became the first all women of color presidential ticket in U.S. History.