Join the Driving Change Watch Party on Feb. 1

The Rutgers-Camden Driving Change Initiative, which strives “to drive genuine and lasting cultural change on our campus so that STEM undergraduate students from all backgrounds, particularly those who belong to historically excluded groups, will excel and graduate from college, will be well prepared to pursue advanced degrees, and will eventually assume leadership roles,” will host … Continue reading Join the Driving Change Watch Party on Feb. 1

The Department of History Launches the Lees Seminar Series on Oct. 28

The Department of History will begin its Lees Seminar Series for the 2022-2023 academic year on Friday, October 28. The first guest speaker is Vilasnee Tampoe-Hautin of the Université de la Réunion, who will present “Diversity and Exclusion: Sri Lanka’s Troubled Cinema Inheritance (1900-1968).” The comment will be given by Meheli Sen, from the Cinema … Continue reading The Department of History Launches the Lees Seminar Series on Oct. 28

VMPA Will Host Arts Day on Oct. 29

JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL, MEDIA, AND PERFORMING ARTS FOR THEIR NEXT ADMISSIONS EVENT! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  During Arts Day you will learn more about our visual and performing arts programs, possible career opportunities, and admissions process. Prospective students will also have the opportunity to meet our faculty and students, … Continue reading VMPA Will Host Arts Day on Oct. 29

Viewing and Discussion of “Testimony: 52nd Street and the Invisible Violence of UPenn” on April 27

Amelia Carter, a Black lesbian cultural activist and community organizer from Philadelphia, has directed a short film, “Testimony: 52nd Street and the Invisible Violence of UPenn,” which will be shown on Wednesday, April 27, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Digital Commons/Johnson Park. Refreshments will follow the discussion of the short stop motion … Continue reading Viewing and Discussion of “Testimony: 52nd Street and the Invisible Violence of UPenn” on April 27

The All Black Lives Matter: Black Germany and Beyond Conference Ends Feb. 20

The Black German Heritage and Research Association and the Africana Studies Program invite you to All Black Lives Matter: Black Germany and Beyond, a conference celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Black German Heritage and Research Association.  This event will take place on the Camden campus from Thursday, February 17 – Sunday, February 20. Participation … Continue reading The All Black Lives Matter: Black Germany and Beyond Conference Ends Feb. 20

Actor, screenwriter and director Toni Kalem talks about adaptation, novels and films – November 16

Tuesday, November 16, 4-5 PM via Zoom Registration is required for Zoom link. Please register below. Director, writer and character actress Toni Kalem was born in the suburbs of New Jersey.   Her first prominent part was in “The Wanderers” (1979), as Despie. She’s also done soap opera and TV work, and is best known for … Continue reading Actor, screenwriter and director Toni Kalem talks about adaptation, novels and films – November 16

Africana Studies Presents the Documentary “Becoming Black” on Nov. 17

As part of their All Black Lives Matter Speaker Series, the Africana Studies Program, along with the Black German Heritage and Research Association (BGHRA), will screen Ines Johnson-Spain’s autobiographical documentary Becoming Black (2019). The director will be in attendance at this event, as well.  This free, virtual event will take place on Wednesday, November 17, from 12:30 … Continue reading Africana Studies Presents the Documentary “Becoming Black” on Nov. 17

Africana Studies Presents “Stories from Home Care” with Dr. Cati Coe

The Africana Studies Program will host Dr. Cati Coe, Professor of Anthropology, for a conversation about her film “Stories from Home Care,” a 13-minute documentary exploring the life of a Ghanian home care worker, Madam Gifty Thompson. The film illuminates issues related to senior health care, West African immigrant labor, gendered experience, and the meaning … Continue reading Africana Studies Presents “Stories from Home Care” with Dr. Cati Coe

Join us April 13 for an Exclusive Preview of the Film “Lipstick and Leather”

Join the Gender Studies Program and the Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts‘ filmmaking concentration for an exclusive preview of the film Lipstick and Leather. The event will also feature a Q&A with filmmaker Amy Oden.  This free event takes place on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required.  For more … Continue reading Join us April 13 for an Exclusive Preview of the Film “Lipstick and Leather”

Film Professor Matthew Sorrento Interviews Film Critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on her Book “1000 Women in Horror”

It’s no surprise that fans of genre film have sought out resources to aid in their quarantine viewing at home. Australian film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas has delivered a fresh topic to fill that need with her expansive book from 2020, 1000 Women in Horror (BearManor Media). Quite appropriately, she finds a tone in her writing … Continue reading Film Professor Matthew Sorrento Interviews Film Critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on her Book “1000 Women in Horror”