Support the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation – and civil rights/journalism history. A Midsummer Night Affair – Great Food, Wine & Beer. Thursday, July 27, 5:30-8 pm,Danish Cafe (in the Galleria), 2 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank. Admission: $35
Come out and help the T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee celebrate the coming of Red Bank’s T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center at a networking, summer night affair. The future T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center will be the rehabilitated home of the civil rights pioneer, who lived in Red Bank at the turn of the 20th century. It was landmarked in 1976. For more info, please see www.tthomasfortuneculturalcenter.org or call 732-759-0485
From the Center’s website: “T. Thomas Fortune was an influential publisher, militant newspaper editor, writer, and organizer at the turn of the 20th century. He set standards for integrity and professionalism in African American journalism.”
Why We Gather. After a record-setting number of deportations under the Obama Administration, Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to outdo his predecessor. Undocumented immigrant adults are mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, grandparents, neighbors, community members, and workers. The prospect and realities of often violent ICE raids, detentions, and deportations are potentially traumatizing, not only for them, but also for the children who love them, depend on them, and are only sometimes forcibly removed alongside them. Join us for a conversation about the threats and challenges facing children in families and communities marked by undocumented or “mixed” immigration status.
We invite anyone raising, mentoring, teaching, advising kids to join us for this conversation. Register now to attend online on July 25th at 8:30 pm ET. Registering also ensures that you will receive the after-event recording and resources whether you attend live or not.
8:30 to 8:50 pm ET: EmbraceRace Co-founders, Andrew Grant-Thomas and Melissa Giraud, introduce and interview Dr. Cinthya Chin Herrera.
8:50 to 9:30 pm ET: Your comments and questions discussed, sometimes answered.
Dr. Cinthya Chin Herrera is a child and family psychologist whose work centers on providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed services to vulnerable children, youth, and families in community-based mental health settings. In her roles as therapist, assessor, professor, supervisor, and author, Dr. Chin Herrera draws upon her Nicaraguan, Mexican, and Chinese roots and her experience as an immigrant to the United States to inform her practice. She works to inform other professionals who serve youth and families of the many faces of trauma that exist within communities. Her written work has addressed the importance of collaboration, advocacy, and empowerment in cross-cultural therapeutic work.
“For years Vashti Dubois was sick of not seeing any images of black girls or women in museums and art galleries, so three years ago she decided to do something about it. The 56-year-old turned her house into The Colored Girls Museum, celebrating everything about black women and their place in the universe.” To read the full article by Adam Smith click here. Additional information about the museum in Philadelphia can be found on its website.
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape civil rights lawsuit filed against the Christie administration for dropping state recognition of them as an Indian tribe after 30 years got a boost last week when a state appellate panel found that the tribe’s case had merit and could proceed. To read more, click here. Learn more about this and other Native American historical and contemporary issues at Not in Our Town’s Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege “Building Greater Understanding About Native American History: Sharing Truth…Expanding Knowledge…Creating Awareness” on Monday, October 2, 2017.