Dream Week Opening Dialogue
Dr. Brittney Cooper & Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika

Monday, January 28, 2019
7PM | Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

Join us for the #RUDreamWeek kickoff dialogue honoring the life and legacies of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr featuring esteemed guests:

Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika is a researcher, journalist, an artist who works as an assistant professor in Rutgers University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies. His research, and teaching focus on the intersections of social justice and emerging media in the cultural and creative industries.

Dr. Brittney Cooper is associate professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University. She teaches courses on black feminist theory, black intellectual thought, hip-hop, gender, and media.

Dr. Joan Collier, moderator

Dr. Collier is a college student development scholar and practitioner who serves as the Associate Director for Assessment Research in Residence Life at Rutgers- New Brunswick. Dr. J is also co-founder of #CiteASista, a Black Feminist digital project that centers and encourages the centering and inclusion of Black women’s knowledge, experiences, and intellectual labor within and beyond the academy.

From Robeson to King
Keynote Opal Tometi
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Doors open 7:30PM | Busch Student Center, MPR

Opal Tometi is a social activist, and co-creator of the viral Twitter Hashtag and Movement #BlackLivesMatter. This event celebrates the kickoff of the Paul Robeson Centennial and mark the 100th anniversary of his graduation from Rutgers College in 1919. In recognition, our community pays tribute to a pioneering scholar, athlete, renowned international entertainer, and visionary human rights advocate.

Co-sponsored with Major Events and Programs
and the Robeson Centennial

Third Annual MLK Oratorical Competition
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7PM | Busch Student Center, MPR

Join us for student orators, spoken word performances, and food at our third annual oratorical event.

Ananya Dance Theater–Empower Workshop
Thursday, January 31, 2019
7:30PM–9:30PM, Loree Hall

A participatory workshop focused on engaging audiences
as viewers and responders to dance and issues of social justice.

Learn more.

CLAC Dominican Republic Service Donation Drive
Jan. 14 through March 13, 2019
Donate school/art supplies and clothing for elementary school partners in the Dominican Republic.

SJE Letter Writing Project
Jan. 29 from 12 – 2PM
Participate in a “pen pal” letter writing project in partnership with the organization Black & Pink. Black & Pink is an organization of LGBTQ incarcerated people and allies supporting each other and working against the prison industrial complex. www.blackandpink.org

AACC Pack for a Purpose
School Supply Drive: Jan. 22 through Feb. 1
School Supply Packing: Feb. 4 | 9PM–11PM
Donate school supplies and/or help pack supply kits for Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S).

PRCC Donation Drive
Feb. 1 | 9AM-8PM
Donate toys, puzzle/games, arts and crafts, clothes, + toiletries for the Children’s Specialized Hospital of RWJ Barnabas Health.
Co-sponsored by Rutgers University National Black Law Students Association

RUPA Women Aware Service Project
Feb. 1 from 12PM–3PM
Douglass Student Center Lobby
Create care packages that will be donated to Women Aware, a local non-profit organization to support women and families suffering from domestic violence. Learn more: www.womenaware.net

Questions or want to get involved in #RUDreamWeek? Contact us at thecollaborative@rutgers.edu

In 2019, Rutgers marks the centennial anniversary of Paul Robeson’s graduation from Rutgers College in 1919. In recognition, our community honors his achievements as a his achievement as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer, and global activist in a yearlong celebration featuring lectures, performances, art exhibitions, and more. The dedication of the Paul Robeson Plaza on the College Avenue Campus in spring 2019 will pay tribute to his legacy. This year’s #RUDreamWeek honors his legacy as part of the university centennial celebration.

Learn more information on Paul Robeson and University events celebrating the centennial.