Tag: African Ancestry Month

Ramapo hosts interactive Afro-Brazilian music festival

Photo by Alyssa Rabinowitz The husband-and-wife team of Amarildo Costa and Paula Straile-Costa took students on an interactive journey through traditional Afro-Brazilian music last Monday, during a live music and food festival held in Friends Hall. The event was hosted by Ramapo’s Culture Club, African Ancestry Month Committee, Africana Studies […]

African Ancestry Month Ceremony Calls for Action

Photo by Hope Patti Ramapo’s Equity and Diversity Programs held a banquet Monday with special guest speaker Dr. David E. Jones to mark the end of African Ancestry Month. Jones is a diversity and leadership consultant and speaker for the Harris Jones Consulting Group, as well as the director of […]

Alumnus Leads Talk on Therapy and People of Color

 Jean Semelfort Jr., a Ramapo alumnus and African-American clinician, led a discussion identifying the aspects of mental health therapy that deter people of color from seeking help. The event last Thursday was sponsored by the counseling services, Ebony Women for Social Change and Brothers Making a Difference as part of […]

Performers Come to Celebrate African Ancestry Month

Photo by Hope Patti Ramapo hosted its second annual African Ancestry Month opening proclamation on Feb. 2. The event, opened by Tamika Quick, also featured a speech from President Peter Mercer and a performance by Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts and Culture. “Black History Month, or National African American History […]