African American Cultural Heritage Short Course

AAHSC

The 2nd Annual African American Cultural Heritage Short Course will be Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Stockton Atlantic City Campus.

This year's theme is "Migration and Movement". The AACHSC is an all-day event featuring educational seminars, arts & culture, films, professional development and more. Educators can earn Professional Development Credits, Social Workers can earn CEUs. 

Register

NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 
We will accept “Day-of/Walk-up” Registration at the door for workshops with available seats.
Please bring exact change cash, check, or money order for $45/person.
“Day-of” Registration will be First Come, First Served.

Additional Information

DOORS OPEN AT 8:30AM

Pre-Registration Check-in, Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks & Music Selection: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Henrietta Shelton, Chicken Bone Beach Foundation & Jazz School: 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

AACHSC 2022 Workshop Schedule

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

The Other AC

Turiya S. A. Raheem
Join the author of "Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash's and the Northside" and filmmaker of "Our Side: The Other Atlantic City" as she discusses AC's African American History from the perspective of community residents living on "The Northside". Note: This session will feature a film screening of "Our Side..." and run 90 minutes from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

African American English: Legitimate Language, Legitimate History

Linda Williamson Nelson
Participants attending will learn that forms of English we hear from adults in the Black community are not “broken” and are not “slang”. This language, African American Vernacular English (AAVE), reflects our history from enslavement to freedom, and to migration.  Attendees will also learn about the enduring forms of AAVE, how they endure, and what this endurance suggests about community ties and upward mobility.

History of Sons & Daughters of the Island in AC

Dr. Richlyn Goddard
This workshop will investigate the descendants of early West Indians in Atlantic City and their impact on the city’s inception. Based on Professor Goddard’s 2019 research, this interactive lecture will include volumes of evidence from local records which tells stories of the builders, business owners, and laborers who made Atlantic City possible.

CANCELLED - Please call or email the office to select another workshop at this time.

"The Northside" a Lecture and Discussion

Nelson Johnson
Join local author, historian and retired judge Nelson Johnson as he discusses the African American Experience in "Old Atlantic City" based on his research and book "The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City".

History and Impact of Islam in AC

Lester Muhammad & Kaleem Shabazz
A film screening and discussion of the history of the Muslim community at AC's Muhammad Temple #10 from the 1940's to present day.

Stories of Atlantic City

Christina Noble
In this creative, hands-on workshop, participants will explore the elements of a story while considering their own experiences with migration and movement. Join Stories of Atlantic City to begin building the foundation to your story today!

Black Voices of Cape May; A Feeling of Community

Hope Gaines and CCA
This workshop will highlight selected stories of local residents from Cape May from the Center for Community Arts' (CCA) new book scheduled for publicaiton in Spring 2022. 

Growing Connected: How One Local Nonprofit Helps Communities Come Together Through Urban Gardening

Paige Vaccaro
African American culture has roots in the land. Yet, today many African Americans live in places and work in spaces isolated from nature. Poverty, violence, and drug abuse plague many urban and suburban communities and people are turning to urban gardens to heal and strengthen their communities and promote mental and physical health. 

From Pebbles to Prosperity: The History of Chicken Bone Beach

Cheryl Woodruff Brooks
This workshop will feature historcial research and pictorial archives of Chicken Bone Beach. Ms. Woodruff Brooks has also published works on Madam Sara Spencer Washington titled "Golden Beauty Boss", and "The Story of Chicken Bone Beach" a children's interpretation of her debut book. 

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Alternate Afternoon Session - 1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Atlantic City Mural & Northside Shuttle Tour
Featuring: Zach Katzen and Levi Fox

Join us for this 2-hour shuttle tour through Atlantic City as we highlight recently installed art murals in AC and notable historical landmarks which feature African American artists, business owners, community leaders, civil rights organizers, and community members. We will be making select stops on the route to depart the shuttle and experience some landmarks on foot, including the Civil Rights Garden, Chicken Bone Beach Jazz School and more.

NOTE: Attending this tour would replace attending the other afternoon workshops from 1:30-3:45pm. Space is limited and available first come, first serve. The shuttle is scheduled to return to campus for the Closing Reflection and Interfaith Panel.

Accessibility notice: This tour requires some physical ability, including boarding and deboarding the shuttle steps, standing/walking for approximately 10-15 minutes, and navigating city sidewalks and parks.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Reflection & AC Interfaith Panel
Blanche White-Toole, Moderator
The "Closing Reflection" will feature an Interfaith Panel of Atlantic City religious leaders. Our moderator, Ms. Blanche White-Toole, will leade a discussion on the theme of "Migration and Movement",  how various religious groups' are currently involved in and around Atlantic City, and the impact the religious community has impacted civic life for many families in the African American Community past, present, and future.

This session is included in all participants' registraiton. 

Additional schedule information for all participants

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break
Participants are provided with an extended lunch break to experience the African American Book Fair,  eat lunch at a local restrauant in the community, and/or take time to enjoy a walk in O'Donnell Park beore engaging with the afternoon sessions. Lunch will be on your own. 

12:00-3:00 p.m.

African American Book & Media Fair
Visit with vendors selling books, media, and other published materials featuring African American Authors, stories and experiences. Remember to bring cash, checks and digital payments. The Book Fair will be open to the greater community, and conference registration is not required to attend. 

Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the Book Fair? See the "Book Fair Vendor & Information Table Form" tab below.  

"THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: THE BLACK CHURCH" Art Exhibit

May 2-16, 2022 - John F. Scarpa Academic Building Lobby - Stockton AC

FREE and OPEN to the Public

The Office of Continuing Studies and Atlantic City Operations are proud to co-sponsor the FREE art exhibit “This Little Light of Mine: The Black Church”.  From May 2 to May 16, 2022, we invite the community to visit this exhibit in the John F. Scarpa Academic Building Lobby.  This two-week, interfaith experience from the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey will feature the historical, cultural, and spiritual importance of religion in the African American Community.  This exhibit, in addition to the African American Book Fair from Noon to 3:00pm, will be free and open to the general public during the African American Cultural Heritage Short Course on May 7, 2022. 

For more information on the exhibit, please email diana.strelczyk@stockton.edu

 Register 

NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 
We will accept “Day-of/Walk-up” Registration at the door for workshops with available seats.
Please bring exact change cash, check, or money order for $45/person.
“Day-of” Registration will be First Come, First Served.

Price: $45/person

K-12 Educator PDUs will be availalbe upon request.

  • Note: K-12 Educators interested in using their district credits for registration should contact the SRI-ETTC at ettc@stockton.edu

Social Worker CEU/Contact Hours: 5.0 hours Social/Cultural Competence. 

  • Note: Stockton University is authorized to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for licensure and certification renewal by the licensure boards in those states. Stockton’s undergraduate and graduate programs in social work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

For more information on Professional Development, please email diana.strelczyk@stockton.edu

"Redefining Green" is the official event program and guidebook for the AACHSC.  This curated booklet is dedicated as a tribute to Victor Green's original "Negro Motorists Green Book" published annually from 1936 to 1964 as resources for African American travelers physically and socially navigating areas away from home.  In addition to publishing our schedule, local community guide, and event resources, local businesses and organizations are able to purchase advertisements in "half page" and "full page" formats. Half page ads are $100, and full page ads are $200. Sponsoring ads helps keep the cost of our event accessible and the continued celebration of African American Cultural Heritage. 

For more information on "Redefining Green", please email diana.strelczyk@stockton.edu

The AACHSC will feature African American authors and media producers in a variety of subject matters.  We would also like to highlight non-African American authors who capture the African American experience in everyday life.  Approved forms of media for the fair include: books, other published literature, CD/DVDs, children's books, postcards, photos and small artwork, stationary, writing materials, and other relevant cultural materials.  Vendors are required to reserve a table in advance to sell merchandise at the fair. Vendors who have an extensive inventory may reserve a maximum of two tables. Each table is $25.

For more information on the Book Fair, please email diana.strelczyk@stockton.edu

Complimentary Parking for the 2022 AACHSC is located directly behind the John F. Scarpa Academic Building (see "Academic Center" below) at 3711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, in the Faculty/Staff/Guest Lot.  Additional free parking will be available in the surface "Commuter Lot" across the street.  You can access the entrance for the "Commuter Lot" by car at the intersection of Pacific Ave and Hartford Ave, behind the Knife and Fork Restaurant. 

For more information on Parking, please email diana.strelczyk@stockton.edu

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Stockton University is authorized to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for licensure and certification renewal by the licensure boards in those states. Stockton’s undergraduate and graduate programs in social work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.