United Way Leadership Initiative Celebrates Black History Month

ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County’s African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) will host their signature event: “Making a Mark” Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 25

The event will take place from 6:30– 9 p.m., at Kean University’s STEM Building, 1075 Morris Avenue in Union. It will celebrate the achievements, leadership and contributions of African Americans in the community. Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153684.


The evening will feature a film screening of the documentary film by Nicole Franklin and Jasmin Tiggett, “Little Brother: Things Fall Apart,” a film dedicated to giving Black boys a unique voice, as well as a special presentation by The New Jersey Orators.

AALI’s mission is to mobilize the caring power of the African American community to improve African American lives in Union County. The purpose of the event is to enhance awareness of AALI and gather community-minded individuals with the hopes of inspiring them to join the effort towards addressing community needs by becoming members.

Lead sponsors for the event include AGL/Elizabethtown Gas and Atlantic Federal Credit Union. Proceeds from “Making a Mark” will be used towards programs and initiatives that advance the well being of African Americans in Union County.

For more information contact Tenisha Malcolm at 1-908-353-7171 ext. 136 or tenisha.malcolm@uwguc.org.

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