December 7, 2016
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NJ's Africana Inst. Hosts "Bridging The Gap"



NEWARK, NJ – The City of Newark’s African Commission and The Africana Institute of Essex County College are uniting to present the Third Annual “Bridging the Gap” Symposium at the Fourth Floor Multi-Purpose Room, at Essex County College, 303 University Avenue, on Saturday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Speakers at the event will include Essex County Administrator Joyce Harley, who will discuss diversity in the government workplace, Essex County College Africana Institute Director Dr. Akil Kokayi Khalfani, and motivational speaker Del Rios.

The panel will discuss the potential ways to establish good educational, economic, spiritual, cultural, social, and political relationships between the people of African descent at home and abroad. The organizers will develop an “Action Plan” that is directed at improving the lives of people of African descent from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean Islands and beyond.  


STORY TAGS: BLACK, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, , RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

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