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Atlantic City-NJ , The Atlantic City Free Public Library will once again hold a free monthly concert series this year starting in April. The Second annual Third Thursday Concert Series will feature shows on the third Thursday of each month from April through September. All shows will start 5 p.m. at the Main Library.
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Local Author Turiya S.A. Raheem to Speak on ‘Black Women in Islam
Galloway, N.J. – Atlantic City native and author Turiya S. A. Raheem will speak on “Black Women in Islam” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in Room 211 at The Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Atlantic City.
The event is hosted by Stockton University’s Africana Studies Program and The Muslim Students Association.
Raheem is the author of Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside, which examines African-American life in Atlantic City before casinos. Her latest book, Why We Chose This Way, examines real-life stories about African-American Muslim women.
Raheem accepted Al-Islam as her way of life in Washington, D.C. in 1978. She has also lived in Cleveland, Boston, Tuskegee, Atlanta and Capitol Heights, Maryland. After 32 years away, she returned to Atlantic City in 2008 to live a semi-retired life. She continues to teach English and Cultural Geography and is a creative activist for all things positive in her community.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205
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(MARGATE) Today, three Democrats announced their candidacies for Atlantic County Freeholder.
Celeste Fernandez will run for Atlantic County Freeholder-at-Large. An immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Celeste came to this country with nothing but work ethic and the drive to succeed. Now, Celeste is a U.S. citizen and the owner of her own insurance business in Pleasantville, Fernandez Services LLC. She is an actively involved in advocating for Pleasantville’s Main Street business community and helps newly-naturalized citizens become acclimated in the Atlantic County community. She lives in Egg Harbor Township and is a proud grandmother.
Maureen Leidy will run for District 2 Freeholder, which is mostly made up of the downbeach communities of Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Ventnor, Margate, and Longport as well as the mainland communities of Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point. A former domestic violence counselor, Maureen has a long history of working in the nonprofit sector, including the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. She currently works in the administrative offices of the Inspira Health Network and lives in Ventnor.
Barbara Butterhof-Rheault will run for District 5 Freeholder, which is the western end of Atlantic County, including Hammonton, Buena Vista Township, Mullica Township, Egg Harbor City, and roughly half of Hamilton Township. Barbara is a STEM teacher in the Mullica Township School District and leads the Mullica Township Education Association. Barbara is also a Mullica Township Committeewoman, where she serves as the Director of Public Safety. During her time on Township Committee, Barbara has fought to maintain services and hold the line on tax increases.
“The people of Atlantic County want public servants who will roll up their sleeves and make Atlantic County a better place to live and work,” said Fernandez, Leidy, and Butterhof-Rheault. “As Freeholders, we’ll work to increase educational and employment opportunities for our residents as well as make Atlantic County a more affordable place to live for middle-class families and seniors.”
Fernandez, Leidy, and Butterhof-Rheault will seek the endorsement of the Atlantic County Democratic Committee at its nominating convention this Sunday, March 18. Any members of the media wishing to attend the convention must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Film on Equal Rights Amendment Featuring Professor Linda Wharton to be Shown at Stockton on March 6
Galloway, N.J. _ A documentary on the status of women in America and the Equal Rights Amendment that features Stockton University Professor of Political Science Linda Wharton will be shown at Stockton at 6 p.m. March 6, in the Campus Center Theatre, followed by a panel discussion.
The 2016 film, “Equal Means Equal” discusses issues affecting women including poverty, wage discrimination, rape and sexual assault, foster care, domestic violence and sex trafficking. It makes the argument for reinvigorating the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
The films was produced and directed by Kamala Lopez and actress Patricia Arquette.
Wharton got involved through her work doing equal rights advocacy for women before she came to Stockton. She worked on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment and participated on panels discussing the issue. Lopez asked her to advise on legal issues for the documentary.
“I came in as a consultant, helping to understand the law,” Wharton said. She said the ERA is needed now more than ever because strict constructionists say that the U.S. Constitution says nothing about equal rights.
Congress passed the ERA in 1972, but never got the necessary 38 states to ratify it before the 1982 deadline.
“(The ERA) has continued to be reintroduced in each Congress, but there is no energy behind it,” Wharton said. “But now we have the #metoo movement.”
Following the film, Wharton along with Lucienne Beard, executive director of the Alice Paul Institute, and Donnetrice C. Allison, professor of communication and Africana studies will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Amanda Owen, executive director of the Justice Bell Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event.
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205