Showing posts from March 24, 2013

aaduna + HCCC = Empowerment and Learning

aaduna’s recent visit toHudsonCountyCommunity College’s Journal Square campus in Jersey City, NJ was made possible through a collaboration between bill berry and Joseph Caniglia, Reading & Development instructor affiliated with the WritingCenter and Dr. Pamela Bandyopadhyay, associate dean for the Division of Academic Development and Support Services.

It is worth repeating that this event, organized with grant support from the Sovereign Foundation to enhance literacy and academic achievement, is becoming an annual event since aaduna initially visited the College during the spring 2012 semester.Hurricane Sandy prevented the College from hosting a return visit during the fall 2012 semester, and the College extended the invitation to this spring’s semester.aaduna presented contributing poets Cyd Charisse Fulton, Olivia Magdelene, and Tara Thierry who read their poetry; responded to student questions, and offered advice and commentary on students’ readings during the student open mic …

aaduna's return to Hudson County Community College

Moving past the fall 2012 semester's postponement caused by last year's Hurricane Sandy, aaduna returned to HCCC's Journal Square Campus to present Creativity and the Written Word featuring poetry readings by Cyd Charisse Fulton, Olivia Magdelene, D.D. and Tara Thierry on the afternoon of March 20, 2013.  Each poet read scheduled pieces and then shared additional work in a open reading format.  Afterwards, the poets responded to questions from the HCCC students, faculty and staff.

Prior to this event, Ms. Fulton premiered original poems at the Centennial Celebration of the Passing of Harriet Tubman in Auburn, NY on March 10.

This event was made possible through the efforts of the Abegail Douglas Johnson Division of Academic Development and Support Services - Writing Center, and aaduna, Inc. with the support of the Sovereign Foundation.

Sharing a poignant moment, Dr. Magdelene, who is also an abstract artist, engaged students and faculty in attendance.

Using elements and the fl…