With Mobile Museum & Public Enemy’s Professor Griff
Events Kickoff January 31
Lincroft, NJ – Save the date – January 31 – for the Black History Month KickOff at Brookdale Community College. Events continue through February.
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum containing a collection of over 3,000 rare artifacts of Black memorabilia will be at the Lincroft main campus from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Memorabilia dating from slavery to hip hop culture will be on display.
Included will be the NECESSARY! Exhibit containing over 150 rare artifacts spanning the Black experience with a specific focus on the life and legacy of Malcolm X. Continuity of struggle through the Black experience in America and Malcolm’s influence is shown through the eras of slavery, the Nation of Islam, Black Power and Hip Hop. Memorabilia included rare photographs, magazines, letters, figurines, posters and newspapers. The exhibits are free.
Professor Griff of Public Enemy will speak beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Warner Student Life Center, Navesink III room. His topic will focus on what Malcom X’s legacy means to the hip hop generation and Public Enemy’s recent nomination for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
Free coffeehouse refreshments and a live musical performance featuring Kazul will be held Thursday,February 7 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Enjoy the blending of R&B with hip hop most recently featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, The Maury Show’s “Next Superstars of Tomorrow,” BET and Showtime at The Apollo – live at Brookdale’s Warner Student Life Center.
Could you survive on $1.25 a day? A lecture about the documentary film, “Give a Damn” follows two idealistic activists and one skeptic across three continents as the friends attempt to live in poverty. Find out how apathy can become action. The event is free. It will be presented on Thursday, February 21 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in the Warner Student Life Center Navesink II & III rooms.
Comedian Ty Barnett will share his talent at the February 28 “Laugh at Lunch.” Enjoy a free light lunch and laugh with this Chicago native who has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” and his own “Comedy Central Presents” special. The show starts at 11:45 a.m. and finishes at 1:00 p.m.
The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College invites Monmouth County communities to read and discuss “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines. Events begin in February and continue into March and April. A video conference with the author. lectures, films, art installations and dramatic presentations re among the highlights. More information on individual events and registration can be found at www.change.org.