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October 3, 2018 - December 31, 2018 | Morristown, NJ | Morristown & Morris Township Library

The Tie that Binds Exhibition

Explore the history of the “ties” – positive and negative - linking African Americans and other races in Morris County and New Jersey through stories, objects, and documents. Learn more about how blacks and whites in the 1700s and 1800s lived, worked, worshipped, and went to school together in Morris County and other places in New Jersey, and consider how these historical interactions impact the present day.

FREE! Open during library hours, check the schedule at www.jfpl.org

Grantee Events

December 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM | Newark, NJ | Newark Public Library

Teen Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

For ages 12-17. This free spoken word poetry workshop is part of an 8-week series led by author, performer, poet, teacher, and artist, Jasmine Mans. She has successfully competed in HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices and Knicks Poetry Slam competitions. Mans released her first book, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels in May 2012. That same year, she was chosen by Glamour Magazine as one of their Top 10 Most Influential Women in College. Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Newark's own Arts High School.

Workshops take place in the 3rd floor Teen Room.

Grant Deadlines

December 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM | Highland Park, NJ | Highland Park Public Library

Planning for 2019: Applying for a NJCH Grant

If you're thinking about applying for a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, this might be the perfect workshop for you.

Registration information will be available on/around 10/15/18. Check back for more details.

Director of Grants & Programs Gigi Naglak will provide an overview of the Incubation and Action Grant Program as well as the application process. Topics to be explored are:

What qualifies as humanities content?
How do I find the right humanities scholar?
Why is audience so important in my application?

Also, participants will discuss their potential projects in small groups and receive and provide feedback about planning for public humanities programming. This type of informal collaboration will be useful, as fresh perspective in a supported setting can help to clarify project purpose, audience, and process. Discussion will align with the NJCH grant applications so that everyone participating in the workshop will be one step closer to being ready to apply.

All participants should review the Grants section of njhumanities.org prior to the workshop and prepare notes or an outline about their potential humanities project.

Community Events

December 4, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Newark, NJ | Rutgers University--Newark, Ackerson Dean's Lounge

Monumental Racists: A Conversation about Challenging, Reframing, and Removing Statues

Join public historians, artists, and policymakers for a conversation about the Museum On Site's project, "Washington's Next!," a participatory commemoration in New Yor City's Union Square Park, and questions of race and public memory post-Charlottesville.

Panel discussion and reception to follow.

Grantee Events

December 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Newark, NJ | Newark Public Library

Young Adult Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

For ages 18-24. This free spoken word poetry workshop is part of an 8-week series led by author, performer, poet, teacher, and artist, Jasmine Mans. Mans has successfully competed in HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices and Knicks Poetry Slam competitions. She released her first book, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels in May 2012. That same year, she was chosen by Glamour Magazine as one of their Top 10 Most Influential Women in College. Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Newark's own Arts High School.

Workshops take place in the 3rd floor Teen Room.

Grantee Events

December 5, 2018 at 5:30 PM | Camden, NJ | Rutgers University-Camden, Writers House

Letters Home: Writing Workshop for Veterans with Warrior Writers

As part of the Letters Home project, national nonprofit Warrior Writers facilitates a series of free writing workshop for veterans in 2018-19. An experienced facilitator will guide participants through a series of generative writing prompts that engage veterans’ experiences.

All veterans are invited to sign up whether or not they are affiliated with Rutgers.

Public Scholars Project

December 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Riverdale, NJ | Riverdale Public Library

New Jersey, Pre & Post Revolution

Have you ever thought about how New Jersey was created? Perhaps you’ve wondered about how East and West Jersey came to be? Or you’ve considered how life changed for landowners as the American Revolution intensified? The way the state developed before, during, and after the revolution, including some of its distinctive features that still remain today, is fascinating. In this session, significant topics like New Jersey’s role in politics, transportation, trade, and agricultural on the eve of revolution will be explored.

Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D.
Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of History at Kean University

Grantee Events

December 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM | Camden, NJ | Camden Old Court House

The Camden 28: film and discussion

In the original court room in which the high-profile trial was held, participants will view and discuss “The Camden 28” documentary film about the group of Catholic anti-Vietnam War activists who raided on a draft board office in Camden. Their trial was seen as a referendum on the War.

Public Scholars Project

December 6, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Newark, NJ | McCarter & English, LLP

The Missing Stories

In 1883, Anandibai Joshee, a young woman from a small city in western India arrived in Roselle, New Jersey. She had traveled thousands of miles, overcoming incredible physical and emotional hardships. She arrived with a purpose and eventually became the first South Asian woman in the world with a degree in western medicine. South Asians have been a presence in the US for more than 130 years, but their stories are mostly unknown. In this session, participants will engage in an interactive discussion about underepresented populations, specifically examining South Asians, and how sharing community stories can help create a more inclusive future.

Samip Mallick
Co-Founder and Executive Director of SAADA

Public Scholars Project

December 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Carneys Point, NJ | Salem Community College

Greasy Luck: Stories of a New England Whalerman

Captain Leland Emerson, master of the brigantine Sarah Ann in the year 1843, recounts the trials and toils of the hunt for Leviathan. Hear about life on board a whaling ship and of perilous adventures at sea – including encounters with the infamous great white whale, “Mocha Dick.”

David Emerson
Historical Interpreter and Storyteller