2020

  • April

    NA BUILDS COMMUNITY IN A CRISIS, HOSTS HATE HAS NO HOME HERE

    The COVID-19 crisis did not deter Director of Equity and Inclusion Gardy Guituea from continuing the conversation surrounding equity and inclusion at Newark Academy. If anything, it helped push it further.
    Starting shortly after returning from spring break for remote learning, NA students, faculty, and staff were invited to join an important discussion hosted by Gardy on how to build community in times of crisis. Like the learning experience for the foreseeable future, this would have to be done remotely while socially distancing.
     
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  • February

    Newark Academy to Host Second Annual New Jersey Students of Color Conference

    Newark Academy will host the second annual New Jersey Students of Color Conference (NJSCC) on February 29. Students of color from regional independent schools in northern New Jersey are invited to gather and connect with one another in order to further social dialogue both within their respective communities and across institutions. The theme of this year’s conference is Internalized Oppression and Self-Love Within Identities of Color.
     
    Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Nyle Fort, who is a minister, activist, and scholar based in Newark, NJ. He has worked in education, criminal justice, and youth development for over a decade in various capacities including: the National Director of Communities Against Militarized Police; Founder and Co-Director of the Organizing Praxis Lab at Princeton University; and lead trainer at Momentum, an activist incubator that builds large-scale social movements in the United States and around the world.
     
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  • Newark Academy Presents Don S. Polite Jr. as Black History Month Speaker

    Don S. Polite Jr. will address The Burden of Respectable Behavior: Race and Gender Under the U.S. Jim Crow Empire on February 19 at 6 p.m. in Newark Academy’s Middle School Commons. Mr. Polite, NA’s featured speaker during Black History Month, is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Caribbean History at the University of South Carolina, is the featured speaker. He is a recipient of the Gilder-Lehrman Research Fellowship, the Grace Jordan McFadden Scholars Program Fellowship, and the Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Writing Fellowship.
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  • January

    NAPA Hosts Annual International Dinner

    The IB/Advanced dance class performed a Chinese dance choreographed by Newark Academy Mandarin Teacher Fan Luo at the annual International Dinner hosted by the Newark Academy Parents Association (NAPA) on January 21. The dinner started with trivia and was followed by additional performances in order to unite the NA community. All were welcome and there was no charge for admission. Guests were asked to simply bring a dish to share from their cultural heritage.
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  • Newark Academy Hosts MLK Day of Service

    While classes were canceled on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 100 members of the Newark Academy community participated in Newark Academy's annual MLK Day of Service on January 20 for a "day on" rather than a "day off." The event took place from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. beginning with an educational program at Newark Academy followed by service opportunities on campus and a service/education trip to Newark in keeping with this year’s community service theme aimed at reconnecting to the school’s roots in Newark.

    Prior to participating in various service projects, volunteers heard from keynote speaker Aisha Glover and engaged in an educational program to honor Martin Luther King’s influence on our country, with special emphasis on his call to be an upstander and take action, big or small, to make a positive difference.
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