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UofO Graduation 2021

Thursday, June 17th at 5pm ET on Zoom At UofO we hold our graduation ceremony on or around Juneteenth as one of the ways we express the connection between freedom and our ability to educate each other, and celebrate our accomplishments. This year our graduation will be on Thursday, June 17th at 5pm on Zoom. …

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Urban Alchemy Reading Group

Join UofO’s summer reading group of the seminal text “Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities” by Dr. Mindy Fullilove REGISTER FOR FREE HERE You can purchase the book here. Use the code ALCHEMY25 at checkout for a 25% discount. In addition to four weekly reading group sessions on zoom (Monday’s between July 12th and …

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Music City Festival 2021: “Dancing In The Streets”

A Covid-safe community event celebrating music, food, dancing, and public space in Orange NJ.  University of Orange’s 5th annual Music City Festival is happening from May 14-16th across three days and ten outdoor venues around the City of Orange. The festival offers an opportunity for celebration, connection, and recovery for the whole of the city …

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Reflecting on 400 Years: Stories and Tools for a Just Future

A celebration of the 400 Years of Inequality coalition, including readings, reflections, and a showcase unveiling two new digital platforms. Register for free online here. About this Event In 1619, the first ships delivering Africans to be sold into bondage arrived in Jamestown, an inciting event in America’s ongoing battle with inequality. 2019 would mark this …

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UofO 2020 Fund

We are launching our 2020 Annual Campaign! We are raising $15,000 to match $15,000 that we have already committed! Show some love for your favorite free school by donating here, sharing the link with your network, and sending us a video telling us what you’ve learned at UofO (details below!) Here are the instructions to …

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Stroll and Scroll Walks

As a part of UofO’s Reading Group for Mindy Fullilove’s book Main Street we are offering three walks: A Box-Circle-Line walk of Orange’s Main Street on October 31st (~2 miles) on October 31st from 1-3PM A Transect Walk from Maplewood to Montclair (~8 miles) on November 1st starting at 10:30am A Transect Walk following the Orange Line …

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Drawing by Carol Hsiung.

ENCIENDE EL AMOR Music Festival

Enciende El AmorMusic FestivalOctober 17th – 18thOrange, NJ A socially-distanced, mask-wearing celebration of food and music in Orange, NJ. All performances are happening in partnership with local restaurants outdoor dining.  TURN ON THE LOVE for Orange, NJ! A weekend celebration of food, music, and community.  ¡ENCIENDE EL AMOR para Orange, NJ! Una celebración de fin …

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Main Street Reading Group

We invite you to join the University of Orange in a reading group and urbanism series that will celebrate the launch of Main Street: How A City’s Heart Connects Us All by Essex County’s own Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD. Register for free here. For information on the facilitated Stroll and Scroll walks as a part of …

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Main Street Book Launch Party!

Join us on September 8th at 5:30PM to celebrate the release of Dr. Mindy Fullilove’s book, Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All. We will have music and poems from friends featured in Main Street, a reading from Mindy, and the Might and Main award ceremony!  Register for the book launch HERE and pre-order …

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Drawing by Carol Hsiung.
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