NEWARK, NJ - Thursday May 25, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School will be sponsoring a free program called REAL TALK Thursdays for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  This week’s forum topic will focus on the ABC News special called, Taking Action Against Domestic Violence. This news segment explores how experts, community activist, educators, social workers and everyday people struggle against domestic violence in America and communities of color. 

The event will begin at 7:00 pm at Weequahic High School’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue in Newark,.  

The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to empower, inspire, and organize African /African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, and the entire human family to become progressive change agents in America and in the world. The community-based organizations helping to contribute to the weekly forums are the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (N.A.V.C), New Jersey Communities United, Young & Successful Men’s Organization, and the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association.

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The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month and for the school year at Weequahic High School for students and the community. 

Bashir Muhammad Akinyele, the Chairperson of the Black History Month Committee and a history teacher at Weequahic High School, says, “This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”

For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.