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Truth To Power – Lunch and Q&A with Caroline Hunter

February 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Truth To Power

A Conversation with Caroline Hunter

Thursday, Feb. 23

In MAN 105 and on Zoom

Photograph of a dark skinned woman wearing glasses, hoop earrings, turtleneck and corduroy jacket that has a pin on the lapel.Growing up in segregated New Orleans, Caroline Hunter was told what she couldn’t do: Sit in the front of a bus, drink water from the same fountain as white students, sit at a lunch counter, or try on clothes in a department store…

No one told her that she could start an international movement to fight against apartheid in South Africa. She did it anyway!

When Caroline Hunter landed a job as a corporate research scientist at Polaroid, it was supposed to be the start of her career as a chemist. But soon after arriving, in 1970, she and her coworker (and future husband), Ken Williams, discovered Polaroid was producing the passbooks, key to the oppression of Black people in South Africa. She could not remain silent. Instead, she found her voice and changed the world!

Learn the truth about how powerful your voice is!

While this is a Black History Month program in which Ms. Hunter will engage in a conversation about her life’s journey, it focuses largely on the power of every individual’s voice to bring about change in the world.

Free lunch (for program attendees only) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Program, which will include, a Q &A with Ms. Hunter, images from the work of photojournalist Gordon Park, followed by poetic monologues by Tony Award-nominated playwright and New Jersey native reg e. gaines.

For more information, contact Professor Debbie Mura, dmura@brookdalecc.edu

Sponsored by BCC Diversity and Inclusion, the Community College Opportunity Grant, Student Life and Activities, The International Education Center, the Global Citizenship Project, the Black Student Union and the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank.


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