Newark, NJ - They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic high school’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue in Newark, New Jersey! On Thursday April 6, 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. The event will begin at 7:00 pmand will end at 8:00 pm. 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. This week’s forum topic will focus on BUILDING A VICTIMS’ MOVEMENT IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Join Victims’ Advocate Rich Pompelio and Elizabeth Ruebman, among others, as we explore how to address these challenges. 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.
The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month at Weequahic High School for students and the community.
Bashir 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.”