February 1, 2021

Contact:  Anita Broccolino
w/302-226-5620, text/410.370.9857

Black History Celebration Programs at CAMP Rehoboth and More!

Black History Month“It is time for healing and these programs teach our youth that their voices matter.”  - Barbara Antlitz, CAMP Rehoboth Youth Coordinator

CAMP Rehoboth is announcing a slate of illuminating, educational, and entertaining program offerings to help celebrate Black History Month.  

“This year CAMP Rehoboth will celebrate Black History Month, by acknowledging those who made enormous sacrifices in their own lives to begin a movement toward greater freedom and equality.” said Salvatore Seeley, the Director of Health and Wellness at CAMP Rehoboth. “At the same time, we will also confront the barriers that continue to exist for Black people and Black LGBTQ people. We are excited to be offering a host of programs that will start the conversation and turn that into action for our community.” 

All events are free of charge and provided in a COVID-safe format of Virtual and On-line.  Some offer the opportunity to interact with the presenters. CAMP Rehoboth remains committed to providing a safe, open and equitable space where all are welcome.  Barbara Antlitz, CAMP Rehoboth Youth Coordinator was especially pleased with the line-up of options and added:  "To offer programs like these presents the opportunity for our youth to celebrate the successes and achievements of black people, as well as be part of a community and to be seen as our future leaders.  It is a time for healing and these programs teach our youth that their voice matters and that they are seen.” 

The following Events are being sponsored by CAMP Rehoboth during the month of February.
Each event is free to the public and each has its own link to sign-up.

February 18th at 6:30 p.m.
What Took So Long?  School Integration in Sussex County
Join us for this LIVE virtual program. 

In 1954, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education unanimously ruled separate but equal schools unconstitutional and required States to desegregate with "all deliberate speed."  Yet, it took until 1967 for schools in Sussex County to finally integrate.  On February 18, 2021, CAMP Rehoboth and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice will sponsor a panel discussion on the experiences of African Americans who helped integrate the schools here in Sussex County.  We will explore the personal challenges that came with integration and learn what it was like to be in the forefront of major social change.  Please email Salvatore@camprehoboth.com for login information

Feb 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Controlled Chaos: Navigating Social Justice Movements & Self-Care
LIVE discussion.  Target Audience: LGBTQ+ Youth Discussion

CAMP Youth Up will be offering a youth zoom conversation with Lena Queen, M.Ed., LCSW, on “Controlled Chaos: Navigation Social Justice Movements & Self-Care" conversation with Mx. Lena Queen, LCSW, M.Ed. (she/they).  This workshop will honor this generation’s Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives Matter, and the call for healing and transformative justice. Social justice requires social action and sustaining social action requires self-care. Participants will be guided to understand landscape, language, and healing practices to assist them in providing space for self and for others.  Please be mindful these meetings are specifically open to youth ages 10 -19. For ZOOM meeting ID and password contact Barbara at bantlitz@camprehoboth.com

Feb 22 at 5:30 p.m.
CAMP Rehoboth Book Club - In honor of Black History Month, we are reading; The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

The Prophets is a book is Mr. Jones debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.  Our book club is virtual. All are welcome. Please email Salvatore@camprehoboth.com for login information. 

Feb 24 at 6:30 pm.
Meet Us At The Intersection - A Virtual Discussion About Supporting the Black LGBTQ+ Community.

Want to show up for Black LGBTQ+ people when you care about BLM but don’t know how to effectively? We will be discussing how to combat Anti-black messaging and champion Pro-blackness. This discussion is open to everyone, no matter your experience or background. All we need is for you to bring yourself and an open mind.  The conversation will be led by Noelle Picara, MFA, M.Ed and Nijeria Thompson.  Please Register: https://www.camprehoboth.com/events/meet-us-intersection-discussion-abou...

February 2 to 28, 2021
Black Histories, Future Visions – Art Exhibit on Display at CAMP Rehoboth
“Black Histories, Future Visions” is on display at CAMP Rehoboth from February 2 to 28, 2021. This art exhibition brings attention to the talent of black artists and the fullness of black humanity.   Art influences thoughts and perceptions and serves to connect the dots on persistent inequities and ongoing incidents that highlight biases that remain prevalent. There is an opportunity at this moment to tell the stories that need to be told. It is these stories the artists have highlighted in “Black Histories, Future Visions.”  Artists include: Aaron Paskins, Ann B. Martin, Guy Miller, Olaive Jones, Tina Witke, and the duo of Sean Hueber and Corey Wheatley of the SeanCorey Gallery. Visit www.camprehoboth.com for more information and Email artshow@camprehoboth.com  to schedule an appointment to tour “Black Histories, Future Visions”.

For a full calendar, additional information or links to sign up for events being offered by CAMP Rehoboth, please visit: www.camprehoboth.com/events , or call: 302-227-5620

About CAMP Rehoboth: CAMP Rehoboth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization dedicated to creating a positive environment inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities. It seeks to promote cooperation and understanding among all people, as they work to build a safer community with room for all.  www.camprehoboth.com