Serving Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, Piscataway and South Plainfield, New Jersey

Event and Program Information

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FILM NIGHT:
THE UNTOLD STORE OF EMMETT LOUIS TILL

Thursday August 14, 2014
7:00 PM

Location: Edison Job Corps Center, 500 Plainfield Ave. Edison, NJ

You know the story. In August 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley of Chicago sent her only child, 14 year-old Emmett Louis Till, to visit relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Little did she know that only 8 days later, Emmett would be abducted from his Great-Uncle’s home, brutally beaten and murdered for one of the oldest Southern taboos: whistling at a white woman in public.

This film shows unprecedented accounts by first-hand witnesses, many speaking for the first time, and the discovery of potentially guilty parties still living and liable for prosecution. This was the spark that started the Civil Rights Movement.

This is the last of our summer film series. Also updated information on the “Justice Caravan For Eric Garner scheduled for Saturday, August 23rd.

 

 

PAST EVENTS
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FILM NIGHT: SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI
Thursday July 10, 2014
7:00 PM

Location: Edison Job Corps Center, 500 Plainfield Ave. Edison, NJ

Spies of Mississippi tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy. The anti-civil rights organization was hidden in plain sight in an unassuming office in the Mississippi State Capitol. Funded with taxpayer dollars and granted extraordinary latitude to carry out its mission, the Commission evolved from a propaganda machine into a full blown spy operation.

This wealth of first person primary historical material guides us through one of the most fascinating and yet little known stories of America's quest for Civil Rights.
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2014 JUNETEENTH
African American Heritage Celebration

Commemorating the NJ State 350th Anniversary and
the 148th Anniversary of the abolition of slavery

Saturday June 14, 2014
Noon to 6:00 pm
Rain date: Sat Jun 21
Edison Job Corps, 500 Plainfield Ave, Edison NJ

Color Guard Service/Parade, AT&T Technology Tent, Pony Rides

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Free admission ~ food ~ entertainment ~ amusement rides ~ health & wellness tent ~ voter registration ~ prizes ~ No alcohol allowed on premises

June 12, 2014

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FILM NIGHT: BANISHED
Thursday June 12, 2014
7:00 PM

Location: Edison Job Corps Center, 500 Plainfield Ave. Edison, NJ

A hundred years ago, in communities across the U.S., white residents forced thousands of black families to flee their homes. Even a century later, these towns remain almost entirely white.

BANISHED tells the story of three of these communities and their black descendants, who return to learn their shocking histories.
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May 3, 2014

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BUS RIDE TO BALTIMORE
Saturday May 3, 2014
8:30 AM Bus Leaves from the New Hope Baptist Church
6:00 PM Leaves Baltimore

New Hope Baptist Church, 45 Hampton Street Metuchen, NJ

Enjoy a wonderful day trip to Baltimore, MD and visit the renowned National Great Blacks in Wax Museum along with other historical sites. Price includes a buffett lunch. Limited seats available.

$80 per ticket for NAACP members. $115 for non-members.

For Tickets, contact Alvin Mallette Alvin.mallette@gmail.com
at 732 684-6605.

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March 2, 2014

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RICHARD WESLEY'S PLAYBOOK
Sunday March 2, 2014
2:00 PM Event $25
12:00 PM Reception & Event $75

Crossroads Theatre Company, 7 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ

Join the NAACP Metuchen Edison Branch and Central Jersey Lincoln University Alumni Association for Richard Wesly's Playbook. The career of preeminent playwright, screen writer, and professor, Richard Wesely is celebrated in this afternoon of reflection, performances, video clips, and testimonials.

For Reservations, contact Chyrstal McArthur, chrystalmcarthur@gmail.com
Or call Susan Settles at 732 213 4830.

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February 8, 2014

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Workshop: The Affordable Care Act
Saturday Feb 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Somerset Baptist Church, 9 Pershing Ave. Somerset, NJ

TOPIC: "Understanding The Affordable Care Act"

Metuchen-Edison and New Brunswick Area NAACP Branches and New Jersey Citizen Action invite you to a workshop on the Affordable Care Act and understand how the patient protection and affordable care give Americans greater contrl over your own Health Care.

Certified Counselors will be available to assist with enrollments.

For more information contact info@naacpmeab.org

 

 

January 19, 2014


REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
January 19, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
New Hope Baptist Church
45 Hampton St., Metuchen NJ

The New Hope Baptist Church and the NAACP Metuchen-Edison Area Branch present:

15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with special tributes to Pres. John F. Kennedy and Nelson Mandela

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January 9, 2014

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The Metuchen-Edison Area Branch NAACP
General Meeting

Thursday Jan 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Edison Job Corps, Edison NJ

TOPIC: Elder Care/Long Term Care Estate Planning Forum with Crystal West, Esq.

Learn about estate planning, creating a will, living trust, power of attorney, or a living will and learn how to avoid probate and estate tax with Crystal West Edwards, Associate Attorney with Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP.

 

 

November 16, 2013

Metuchen-Edison Area Branch NAACP
Freedom Fund Gala
A Black Tie Affair

Saturday Nov 16 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

The Westwood
438 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ

37th Annual Freedom Fund Award Gala
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• Cocktail Hour • 50/50 Raffle
• Live Motown Revue - The R&B Show

$85 per person. Purchase Tickets by November 11, 2013.

 

August 24, 2013

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The Metuchen-Edison Area Branch NAACP

THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Saturday Aug 24, 2013

Join Us for The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Say NO to "Stand Your Ground" Laws, Racial Profiling & Cuts in Social Programs!


Bus Departs 4:00 AM
from the New Hope Baptist Church, 45 Hampton Street, Metuchen, NJ
Bus Returns approximately: 9:00 PM

Cost: $50 RECEIVED BY Wed Aug 21; $55 On the Bus
Beverages, snacks included


Make Check Payable to: Metuchen Edison NAACP, PO Box 86, Edison NJ 08818
For more information contact Alvin Mallette, (732) 684-6605 or Reggie Johnson, (732) 841-9023

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Sep 12, 2013

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Workshop: The Affordable Care Act
Thursday Sep 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Reformed Church of Highland Park Social Hall, Highland Park NJ

TOPIC: "How the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] Benefits You"
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Metuchen-Edison and New Brunswick Area NAACP Branches and New Jersey Citizen Action invite you to a workshop on the Affordable Care Act and understand how the patient protection and affordable care give Americans greater contrl over your own Health Care.

For more information contact info@naacpmeab.org, 732.549.7936 or newbrunswickareanaacp@gmail.com or 732.828.5363

 

August 8, 2013

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The Metuchen-Edison Area Branch NAACP
General Meeting

Thursday Aug 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Edison Job Corps, Edison NJ

TOPIC: "The Right Wing Attack Against Black America"
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A community forum with the Garden State Bar Association to discuss the impact of the following events that directly impact Black America.

•  Florida's Stand Your Ground Law
•  Supreme Court invalidating key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
•  Justice Clarence Thomas and Affirmative Action


Jul 11, 2013

The Metuchen-Edison Area Branch NAACP
General Meeting

Thursday Jul 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Edison Job Corps, Edison NJ

TOPIC: "Workshop based on Dark Girls Documentary"
Moderated by Naima McQueen, TruthInReality.org

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Is Life Different for Women Who Are Darker Than Most?

Dark Girls is a documentary fill by Bill Duke. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe.

The mission of Truth in Reality is to change the way Black women and interpersonal violent are portrayed on reality television.

 

 

June 13, 2013 - NAACP MEAB Events

The Metuchen-Edison Area Branch NAACP
General Meeting

Thursday Jun 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Edison Job Corps, Edison NJ

TOPIC: "The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor & African Descent"

Hidden Colors is a 2011 documentary film about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as:

  • The original image of Christ
  • The true story about the Moors
  • The original people of Asia
  • The great West African empires
  • The presence of Africans in America before Columbus
  • The real reason slavery was ended.

 

May 9, 2013 - NAACP MEAB Events

The Metuchen-Edison Area Branch NAACP
General Meeting

Thursday May 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Edison Job Corps, Edison NJ

TOPIC: "Central Park Five: Can It Happen Again?

The Central Park Five is a 2012 documentary film about the Central Park Jogger case, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. It was released in the US on November 23, 2012. Critic A. O. Scott of The New York Times said of the film, which he ranked as the fifth best documentary of 2012: "A notorious crime — the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989 — is revisited in this painful, angry, scrupulously reported story of race, injustice and media frenzy."[1]

The documentary provides background, interviews, expert analysis and details of associated facts related to the Central Park jogger case and the conviction of the five innocent suspects. Although four of the suspects had confessed on videotape in the presence of a parent or guardian, they retracted their statements within weeks, claiming that they had been intimidated, lied to, and coerced into making false confessions.

In 2002, convicted rapist and murderer Matias Reyes, serving a life sentence for other crimes but not, at that point, associated by the police with the attack on the jogger Trisha Meili, declared that he had committed the assault when he was 17, and that he had acted alone. The documentary presents analysis to suggest that the police should have connected Reyes to the Central Park case at the time that it happened. The DNA evidence confirmed his participation in the crime and identified him as the sole contributor of the semen found in and on the victim. Justice Charles J. Tejada of State Supreme Court in Manhattan vacated all convictions against the young men in connection with the jogger attack and a spree of robberies and assaults in the park that night.

In 2002, the Central Park Five (Kevin Richardson Yusef SalaamAntron McCray, Korey Wise and Raymond Santana) were exonerated.

Three of the freed men filed a $50 million lawsuit against New York City, claiming their admissions were coerced and accuse law enforcement of misconduct. The city continues to defend the lawsuit and had sought notes and outtakes from Burns' documentary to support its arguments that authorities were acting in good faith and relying on the best information available at the time.


Branches of the Vine: The Price of Admission
Book Reading/Signing

March 14, 2013, at 7 PM.
Edison Job Corps Academy
500 Plainfield Avenue, Edison, NJ
(NAACP Metuchen-Edison Area Branch)

Everyone is welcome attend this book reading and signing.


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Where Do We Go From Here?
January 20, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.
New Hope Baptist Church
45 Hampton St., Metuchen NJ

The New Hope Baptist Church and the NAACP Metuchen-Edison Area Branch present:

14th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration


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Fostering Resilience & Managing Stress
January 10, 2013, at 7 - PM.
Edison Job Corps, Edison NJ

Everyone is welcome to join this community-based interactive stress management workshop.


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36th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Ball
November 3rd, 2012

Benefiting the NAACP Scholarship Fund


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2012 Presidential Election:
Risk & Impact of the Economy

Guest Speaker: William M. Rodgers III, Ph.D.
Guest Panelists: The White House Project

September 13, 2012
7:00-9:00 PM
Edison Job Corps, 500 Plainfield Ave, Edison NJ


FOCUS AREAS & ACTION PLANNING:
  • Politics 101
  • The need to participate in the November 2012 election...why your vote matters
  • Health care reform & its impact on minority communities
  • African-American dollars & Black purchase power consumerism
  • Legislative bodies & understanding the parts of the economy the President has control over...Why hasn't the economy improved? Will it ever?
  • How can we, especially women & youth, help the nation become recession proof? what we ALL can do to create social change and mobilize voter support...

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Adopt-A-Model
Edison Job Corps

September 13, 2012
6:00 PM
Edison Job Corps, 500 Plainfield Ave, Edison NJ

Edison Job Corps students will be hosting a FASHION SHOW (tentatively) on Thursday, Sept 13, 2012 at 6:00pm at Edison Job Corps and need your help with donating gently worn and/or new clothing items to make the show a huge success!

Through our adopt-a-model program you will receive (via email) size and style information for a male or female student model, then by August 31st we ask that you drop off your donated clothing to Edison Job Corps (Attn: Deputy Director, Windy White) so that your adopted model is ready to walk the runway!

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Finding Your Family Roots Through DNA
Mary Sullivan, "The DNA Lady"

July 12, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Edison Job Corps, 500 Plainfield Ave, Edison NJ

DNA Lady provides local, in office and mobile, national and international DNA Collections and testing. They are a local community business with offices throughout the state, but global in scope with access to hundreds of affiliate DNA collection sites throughout the United States and countries world wide.

A Taste of the Caribbean
A Juneteenth/Caribbean Festival

Saturday June 16, 2012
Noon to 6:00 pm
Edison Job Corps, 500 Plainfield Ave, Edison NJ

Celebrating the 147th Anniversary of the abolition of slavery
50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence



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Free admission ~ food ~ entertainment ~ amusement rides ~ health & wellness tent ~ voter registration ~ prizes ~ No alcohol allowed on premises

Food and Non Food Vendor opportunities are available. Contact us at www.naacpmeab.org for more information

 

The State of Black America: Then & Now
April 12, 2012

7:00 pm - Edison Job Corps, Edison NJ

A closer look in to education, voting rights, and Black males...

Guest Panelists:

• Bill Davis, Lecturer, Rutgers University
• Walter Fortson, President, Mountain View Project
• Hans Goff, CEO, Voting Works LLC

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HARLEM HERITAGE TOUR
April 28, 2012

Bus leaves New Hope Baptist Church, Metuchen 7:15 AM.

Tour includes

• Harlem historical, jazz, neighborhoods, art & culture, residences
• Tour of the Apollo Theater
• Soul food lunch at Amy Ruth's in Harlem

Bus leaves Harlem 3:00 PM.
$75 Ticket include bus fare, tour and lunch
$55 Registered NAACP Members

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Songs and Stories of the Civil Rights Era
AIN'T GONNA LET NOBODY

February 11, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.
Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick NJ
$20 Adults, $10 students with ID, Free for kids under 12
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Call (732) 549 7936 to purchase tickets.

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