Dr. Daisy Century: Wisdom of Sojourner Truth
Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
Dr. Daisy Century, a historical interpreter, educator, actor, author and singer, brings to life one of the world’s most influential and accomplished women. Escaping the brutality of slavery in 1826, Isabella Baumfree took on the name Sojourner Truth and began her travels as a preacher. Believing the causes of women’s rights and abolition to be intertwined and equally important, Truth spoke publicly on suffrage, and gave her most significant speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in 1851. Don’t miss Dr. Century’s commanding performance as an American icon.
Dr. Century performs historical interpretations of the lives of brilliant and influential women, including Harriet Tubman, Bessie Coleman and Madam C.J. Walker. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Claflin University, a Masters in Science Education from South Carolina State University and an Ed.D from Temple University. A natural teacher and talented actor, Dr. Century has inspired students in the Philadelphia School System for over twenty years with her historically accurate performances. She also writes under the name Emily Nelson, and has published two books: Belle and Ms. Emmaline’s Little Book of Wit and Wisdom.
No registration is required for this free event.
We’re looking to help 20 of the best League of Legends High School gamers in New Jersey get recruited by colleges after graduation.
This event will take 20 applicants from across NJ and place them into 4 teams. On Saturday, May 4th, these teams will face off in a bracket while coached by the current Union Owls team. At the event, you’ll be playing live on stream, participating in interviews, and you’ll also receive a professional Esports headshot. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with the coaching staff of the Union Owls to learn more about what collegiate esports looks like. All of this will take place in the official Union Owls training space at Union County College in Cranford, NJ.
If you are a high schooler looking to compete in collegiate League of Legends, this is your perfect starting point to getting recruited.
To apply, or for more information, visit
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The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community
Union County residents can learn about the local impacts of the national opioid crisis first-hand from representatives of the Union County Prosecutor, Sheriff, Police Division and other professionals by attending a free public meeting hosted by the Public Safety Committee of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders titled, The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McManus School auditorium, at 300 Edgewood Road in Linden. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required.
“Opioid abuse impacts the entire community, and that is why we are providing the public with an open discussion about the scope and nature of opioid abuse in Union County, and an assessment of the tools that are available to fight it,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “I encourage all concerned citizens to come and learn how public resources are deployed to fight this epidemic.”
“Although the most recent numbers are encouraging, now is the time to bear down and get to the root of the crisis,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak, who is the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. “We are looking forward to hearing from professionals on the front lines of the battle against opioid abuse, and sharing this information with the public.”
The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community will include:
- Overview of facts and trends about the opioid epidemic in Union County
- Details about the County Prosecutor’s Operation Helping Hands program and CLEAR, a collaborative program including the Union County Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Union County Sheriff, the nonprofit organization Prevention Links, and the Union County Department of Human Services
- Prevention Links presentation on prevention, treatment and recovery featuring personal stories and Recovery Coaches
- Information on Naloxone lifesaving assistance presented by First Responders
- Office of the Union County Sheriff K-9 demonstration and discussion about the impact of fentanyl on drug detection
- Discussion of statewide efforts to combat the opioid epidemic by representatives from the New Jersey Department of Health and Department of Human Services
A question and answer period will follow the presentations.
For more information contact Karen Dinsmore, Assistant Director, Union County Department of Human Services, [email protected]
Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program also continues in July. The first Thursday event is canceled due to the July 4th holiday but the Third Saturday collection will be on Saturday, July 20th. There are two (2) locations in Union County for residents to drop off their metal for recycling, one in Cranford and Rahway. All locations will be open from 9 am to 12 pm. Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.
Please visit ucnj.org/recycling for more information or directions.
Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling program will start on Saturday, June 20th. The location of the Cranford drop off has been changed to Union County College, for the month of June only. Program is open from 9 am to 12 pm. Residents can drop off old appliances, microwaves, air conditioners, and metal lawn furniture to name a few.