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African American Cultural Committee

Rowan College at Burlington County's African American Cultural Committee develops and coordinates a comprehensive program of educational, cultural, and social activities that provide the college community with an opportunity to share in the contributions made by individuals of African descent. The events are designed to increase knowledge, enhance leadership, and strengthen the will to achieve. The committee recognizes that African American history is an excellent learning opportunity for the entire college community and our objectives to achieve our mission include:
  • Enlist the participation of students, college employees, and community members in planning, supporting and attending African American cultural events.
  • Plan and sponsor events throughout the year which showcases the complexity of the African American history and culture to a diverse population. 
  • Broaden the college community's awareness regarding the contributions of African Americans in shaping our society.

2019 Black History Month Events

Blackkklansman Movie PosterBlackkklansman Movie Screening
Friday, February 1
7 p.m.
Votta Hall, Auditorium
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning “Get Out.”

Troy SingletonSenator Troy Singleton
Wednesday, February 6
6 p.m.
Student Success Center
Senator Troy Singleton graduated with a degree in business administration and finance from Rowan University. He began his career as Legislative Director for New Jersey Assemblymen Herb Conaway and Jack Conners in the 7th Legislative District. He went on to become the Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office and Chief of Staff under Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. In 2011, he was elected to his first term in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 7th Legislative District. Elected to the New Jersey Senate in 2017, Troy now serves as Chairman of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, and as a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, and Judiciary Committee.

Fashion Noir Fashion Show PosterFashion Noir – A Cultural Explosion
Wednesday, February 13
7 p.m.
Student Success Center
A fashion show hosted by RCBC’s Fashion Club in partnership with Atlantic City Fashion Week featuring designs by local African-American designers and RCBC students.

 

 

Chef Tim WitcherSoulful Luncheon
Sunday, February 24
3 p.m.
RCBC’s Culinary Arts Center at the Mount Holly Campus
Featuring a cooking demo by Chef Tim Witcher. Fully catered lunch prepared by Chef James Brudnicki and RCBC Culinary Arts and Hospitality students. Please bring a copy of your email confirmation and photo ID to the event.
Tickets are $15 a person. 

Community Choir Sing-Off
Friday, February 28
7 p.m.
Votta Hall, Auditorium
Celebrating unity and African-American culture through song. Featuring choirs from throughout Burlington County.