The New Jersey Amistad Commission would like to
extend to you an invitation to submit your application to our
5th Annual Summer Institute
Montclair State University, NJ
August 6-8, 2012
(3 day sessions only for New Jersey Teachers)
ALL OTHER EVENTS BELOW ARE OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC!!!
NEW JERSEY TEACHERS ONLY... CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION
IN RESPONSE TO OVERWHELMING INQUIRIES WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR APPLICATION DEADLINE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH, 2012.
Housing will be available on Montclair University's campus for institute participants.
***This year's consortium will culminate with a closing reception and 10 year anniversary commemoration of the signing of the Amistad legislation at the Newark Museum, Newark
August 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm
The reception is free of charge and open to the public!
R.S.V.P TO THE RECEPTION ONLY can be made by CLICKING HERE
During the 3 days sessions August 6-8, 2012, fifty (50) educators will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with knowledgeable historians and scholars, and take part in film screenings and talks related to our themes.
Completed applications should be submitted to the New Jersey Amistad Commission and should be postmarked no later than Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Upon notification of acceptance to the institute, applicants need to submit an e-mail by
Thursday, August 2, 2012 to Glender Terrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie James Wilson, M.A.
Amistad Commission - NJ Department of Education
100 Riverview Plaza, P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
Glender Terrell at email@example.com
SPECIAL FILM RELEASE @ THE 3 DAY SESSIONS... OPEN TO ALL!!!
THE GIST OF FREEDOM
and THE NEW JERSEY AMISTAD COMMISSION presents
Join Filmmaker Sam Pollard Screening
By Another Name
Newark Museum, Newark
"This groundbreaking film illuminates black Americans' lingering suspicions of the criminal justice system. The false imprisonment of black men has its history in an ignominious economic system that depended on coerced labor and didn't flinch from savagery toward fellow human beings. Blackmon's exhaustive reportage should put an end to the oft-repeated slander that black Americans tend toward lawlessness."
-Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and 2007 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
As this Pulitzer Prize-winning author makes clear in Slavery by Another Name:
the Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War Two, the post-Civil War practice of forcing convicts to labor for white profit was more directly rooted in the infamous institution of slavery, more widespread a practice, and much more devastating to ordinary African-American lives, than we had yet grasped.
- Heather Ann Thompson
A panel discussion with
Constitutional Law Professor, author,
immediately following the screening.
Panelist~Gloria J. Browne-Marshall received the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award for her work with civil rights and women's justice issues. Her forthcoming book is titled "Black Women: Salem Witch Trials to Civil Rights Activists - A Legal History."
Browne-Marshall is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) teaching Constitutional Law, Race and the Law, and Evidence. She is a member of John Jay College as well as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
A free-lance journalist and an award-winning playwright, her plays include ,"My Juilliard," "Jeanine" ,"Waverly Place" and "Killing Me Softly." She is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Mystery Writers of America, National Association of Black Journalists, and PEN American Center.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the Founder/Director of The Law and Policy Group, Inc., a nonprofit organization. The Law and Policy Group, Inc. is a think tank for the community which produces the "Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls(R)," the only annual national report on the state of Black females in America.
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