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Chhange Brings the Big Read to Monmouth County and Invites You
to Participate

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education (Chhange) has been awarded a distinguished grant to bring this initiative to Monmouth County.

Lesson Before DyingYou are invited to participate with residents from across the region as they read and discuss A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. This book will take center stage as individuals, classes, book clubs, libraries and arts agencies come together to discuss the book and experience related films, speakers and arts events.

Chhange selected A Lesson Before Dying as The Big Read because the book’s underlying message resonates with our mission: preserving human dignity and social justice.

Big Read program highlights include presentations by:
  • Ernest J. Gaines: Author of A Lesson Before Dying
  • Sister Helen Prejean: Anti-Death penalty activist and author of Dead Man Walking
  • Kirk Bloodsworth: First Death Row inmate exonerated by DNA


Full Calendar of Big Read Events


February 2013

Growing Up Black in the Segregated South

Featuring Floresta Jones
Monday, February 11, 11:00 AM, Admission: $4
Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms

Growing Up Black in the Segregated South

Featuring Ray Dothard
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:00 AM
Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan, NJ

Growing Up Black in the Segregated South

Featuring Ray Dothard
Tuesday, February 26, 11:00 AM, Admission: $4
Brookdale’s Freehold Higher Education Center, Room 103-104

Dead Man Walking Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Carl Calendar

Tuesday, February 12, 11:30 AM, Admission: $4
Brookdale’s Freehold Higher Education Center, Room 103-104

Dead Man Walking Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Carl Calendar

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 PM, Admission: $4
Brookdale Student Life Center, Twin Lights

Dead Man Walking Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Carl Calendar

Thursday, February 28, 11:30 AM, Admission: $4
Chhange Center, Brookdale Bankier Library Building

KICK OFF SPECIAL EVENT: Sister Helen Prejean

Thursday, February 25
11:00 AM, Brookdale Recreation Center
7:00 PM,
Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink and Twin Lights Rooms
Admission: Adults $9 /Students and Chhange members $4

    Club Brookdale Art Installation

    Throughout February and March
    Chhange Center, Brookdale Bankier Library Building


    March 2013

    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Carl Calendar

    Monday, March 4, 7:00 PM, Admission: $4
    Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms

    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Carl Calendar

    Tuesday, March 12, 11:30 AM, Admission: $4
    Brookdale’s Freehold Higher Education Center, Rooms 103-104

    Dramatic Presentations: Pivotal scenes from A Lesson Before Dying

    Thursday, March 7, 11:00 AM, Admission: $4
    Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms

    Dramatic Presentations: Pivotal scenes from A Lesson Before Dying

    Wednesday, March 13, 2:00 PM
    Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan

    Dramatic Presentations: Pivotal scenes from A Lesson Before Dying

    Thursday, March 21, 7:00 PM, Admission: $4
    Count Basie Theatre Studio, Red Bank

    SPECIAL EVENT: Innocence Project , featuring Kirk Bloodsworth

    Monday, March 11, 7:00 PM
    Admission - Adults $9 / Students and Chhange members $4
    Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms

    Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Film screening and Discussion with Professor Ron Sopenoff

    Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 PM
    Wall Township Library


    April 2013

    Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Film screening and Discussion with Professor Ron Sopenoff

    Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 PM, Admission: $4
    Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms

    Dramatic Presentation: Pivotal scenes from A Lesson Before Dying

    Thursday, April 11, 12:30 PM, Admission: $4
    Presentation at Neptune High School, Neptune, New Jersey

    Mix It Up Book Discussion: A Lesson Before Dying

    High School and Middle School Book Discussion
    Monday, April 15, 11:00 AM
    Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms

    ErnestGainesKEYNOTE EVENT: Videoconference with Ernest J. Gaines

    Monday, April 22, 11:00 AM
    Admission: Adults $9 / Students $4
    Brookdale Student Life Center, Navesink and Twin Lights Rooms

     

     

     

     

     


    For All Big Read Events:

    • Groups must pre-register for events.
    • Individuals are strongly advised to pre-register for events to ensure admission.
    • Information on Big Read Educator Workshops.
    • Questions about the Big Read? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Melissa Peck at (732) 224-2074.
    • Online registration for Big Read events is coming soon.

         

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