College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Ida B. Wells, Lynching and Trayvon Martin Film and Discussion
Date: Wednesday, November 28th @ 6:00pm
Moonstone Arts Center & Rowan University present Ida B. Wells, Lynching and Trayvon Martin Film and Discussion This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Of all the great civil rights leaders, Ida B. Wells is one of the least known – yet one of the most important. An activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horror of lynching, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was one of the most important and well known leaders of the African American struggle at the turn of the twentieth century but is almost unknown today. Why is that?
The Film: Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period.
- Dr. Katrina Hazzard, Director of the Africana Studies Program, Rutgers University, Camden Campus and one of the nation's leading dance researchers.
- Dr. Wayne Glasker, an associate professor of History, Rutgers Camden, author of Black Students in the Ivory Tower and contributed to the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
- Stephanie Renée, host of "The Mid-Morning Mojo" on WURD 900AM, Monday–Friday from 10 am to noon.
- Professor Linn Washington, Director of the News-Editorial sequence and Co- Director of the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab in the Department of Journalism at Temple University
- Dr. Sandra J. Jones, assistant professor of Sociology at Rowan University, her primary research areas are race/ethnic relations, social movement theory, and the area of death, dying and bereavement.
- Nina "Lyrispect" Ball is a gifted spoken word artist from Baltimore Maryland: "You have to own that you are a black woman," she said on what makes a strong black woman.
- Linda Shockley is Deputy Director Dow Jones News Fund and President Lawnside Historical Society, Inc., as well as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
- Donovan "Don Bleek" Moore is a prominent blogger, music journalist and newspaper contributor with Hip Hop Weekly and Brooklyn's newspaper, Spring Creek Sun. www.yodonbleekraps.com
Location: Camden Technology Center (601 Cooper Street, Camden NJ)