Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience

The Center for the public arts and humanities, the beacon for civic life of Newark

In 1997, the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers-Newark was founded with the belief that the arts and humanities in all their creativity and scholarly rigor have a central role to play in the continued revitalization of Greater Newark. The Institute strives, in the finest university tradition, to satisfy a hunger for new ideas and new ways of looking at the city and the world. As part of a vibrant civic ecology, it engages a range of community partners and audiences through public programs whose collective objective is to help make Newark a more livable, interesting, and civically wholesome urban environment. Toward realizing that vision, Institute programs bring together the latest achievements in the arts and humanities with members of the community-at-large including teachers, lawyers, students, corporate executives, medical professionals, parents, caregivers, elected officials, public servants, and life-long learners. The result is a more engaged and empathetic citizenry leveraging knowledge and insights generated by Institute programming to effect change in the community. Over the twenty years of its existence, the Institute has become a national model for how publicly engaged research universities can help cultivate a more livable city, one that thrives on the creative rhythms of the arts and humanities.

Price Institute building
Price Institute building

The 44th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

The Clement A. Price Institute invites you to join us for the 44th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series,  "La Fuerza de las Voces Negras: Afrolatinidades en las Americas."  This installment of the series challenges us to reassess the U.S. contrived notions of Black identity that deny its complexity and nuance across the Americas and the world. Scholars Ariana Curtis, Tanya K. Hernandez, Nodia Mena, and Lorgia García Peña will lead us through discussions that push us beyond the simplified and monolithic narratives about African descendants in the American world by focusing on Afro-indigenous cultures, displacement, belonging, visibility, prejudice, and racial consciousness.