Jan Term 2020

Seminar + Workshop: Building a People’s Platform for Equity

with Dominic Moulden

This workshop builds on the work of the 400 Years of Inequality initiative and invites us to participate in making a People’s Platform for Equity. During the workshop we will practice shifting from fear into “finding what we’re FOR.” Our team will discuss the importance of working in coalition and grounding ourselves for organizing work.

Saturday, January 18, 3-5:30pm


35 Cleveland Street, Orange, NJ


Art Show + Reception: Fighting for What We Love

Following our Jan Term workshop, we’ll host an exhibit featuring photographs from our Urbanist in Residence, Dominic Moulden.  We’d also love you to be a part of the exhibit.  If you’re interested, bring posters, signs, buttons, patches and other memorabilia from actions, protests and your organizing work.  Bring items at 3pm if you’re coming to the Jan Term workshop, or at 5pm if you are just coming for the art show.  

Saturday, January 18, 5:30-8pm

The Living Room at Hale House

47 Cleveland Street, Orange, NJ


Music + Social Movements

with Dr. Margaux Simmons

We know that music has been used to acknowledge, address and articulate social and political issues throughout recent human history. This course seeks to address the ways that music has been and is being used, currently, to address certain social/political issues and movements. By asking questions such as: Can music be effective as a means of service to the community, to engage social/political issues? How can music be effective in service of community? How are musical elements and styles used to address social/political issues? How can language(s) be used for social/political change? Do musicians and other artists have a special responsibility to serve the community or to initiate social change? In what ways does/can music be used to address and articulate social/political issues?

Saturday, January 25, 10am-1pm


47 Cleveland Street (2nd Floor), Orange, NJ


Volunteer: HUUB Volunteer Day

Join friends and neighbors to complete different work projects at the HUUB.

Monday, January 20, 11am-4pm


35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ


Music City Living Room Series: Eastern Foreigner, a glassy ruckus + more

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Eastern Foreigner, and a glassy ruckus to share their work with us in the Hale House Living Room venue. 

Sunday, January 26, 7:30-11pm

The Living Room at Hale House

47 Cleveland Street

Orange, NJ


Dominic Moulden: Our Urbanist in Residence and 2019-2020 Ernest Thompson Fellow for Program and Coalition

Dominic T. Moulden is a longtime resource organizer at Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE DC), a collectively-led organization that builds people power and economic and racial equity in Washington, DC. He is a frequent lecturer at various universities and conferences regarding equitable revitalization, cooperative economics, affordable housing, workplace democracy, community development, and public policy. Moulden is also a community-accountable photographer and social justice documentarian. A native of east Baltimore, his images celebrate Black love and resilience while providing uncompromising witness to the ongoing displacement of Afrodiasporic people in Baltimore and elsewhere in the Americas. His creative practice and organizing work are both dedicated to fostering a culture of health that includes art, joy, and radical resource redistribution.

Our Fellowship is named for Ernest Thosmpson, a union leader and civil rights pioneer. Thompson started to organize in Orange, NJ, in 1957. He wrote a book about the story of his work in Orange. The book is called, “Homeboy Came to Orange: A Story of People’s Power.” It focuses on what Thompson thought was the great lesson of the work, the use of coalition to build power for the people.

Dominic Moulden will lead our continuing 400 Years of Inequality work with the project “The People’s Platform for Equity: Finding What We’re FOR and Fighting for What We Love.”

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