Arts, Culture & Media

"Hi, my name is Jordan. What’s yours?" It’s the icebreaker that artist Jordan Casteel uses whenever she stops strangers on the streets of her neighborhood in Harlem. “I am a painter, and I have been working on this project,” she says, with her disarming manner. “Would you be interested in participating?”
Five Rutgers University–Newark undergraduates received quite an honor this summer when their short films screened alongside features from veteran filmmakers as part of the 8th annual Newark International Film Festival (NIFF).
Rutgers University–Newark alumnus Jerry Izenberg (SASN ‘52) is at it again.
When Associate Professor Gaiutra Bahadur, Coordinator of RU-N's Journalism program, set out to research her 2013 book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture (University of Chicago Press), she saw it as a labor of love.
Rutgers-Newark professor Salamishah Tillet is co-curator of the first outdoor exhibition on Washington D.C.’s National Mall, which features stories untold by the Mall’s existing monuments. The exhibition opens August 18.
The University of Cambridge has created what is believed to be the first ever visiting fellowship into the study of indentureship, the controversial system that replaced slavery in the British Empire.
Recent Rutgers University-Newark graduate Ana Montiero, who emigrated to the U.S. from Portugal at age 2, remembers countless hours making up stories and writing them down while growing up on the outskirts of Newark’s Ironbound district, where she escaped into books, animated shows and movies as a child and loved music and playing with her dad’s digital camera, using it to take photos of family members. From an early age she was passionate about expressing herself and about learning. 
June 2, 5:00pm Harriet Tubman Square 501-551 Broad St., Newark, NJ (Washington & James St.)
July 13, 5:30 - 7:30pm Express Newark, 54 Halsey St., 2nd Floor Newark, NJ 07102 Join Express Newark for a conversation with Newark-born artists Willie Cole and Adrienne Wheeler about Cole's recent works, Spirit-Catcher and Lumen-less Lantern. More about the works