|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
CONTACT: Matt Golden
|February 4, 2004||
Pensions and Benefits Sponsors Black History Month Celebration
| TRENTON — The
New Jersey Department of the Treasury’s Division of Pensions
and Benefits will be sponsoring several events this February in celebration
of Black History Month. The campaign, which began with a February 2
Health Fair sponsored by Capital Health Systems, will provide divisional
staff and community members with multiple opportunities for personal
and cultural enrichment while highlighting the accomplishments and
contributions of African Americans throughout world history.
On February 6, the division will host an International Day in the first floor boardroom of its offices at 50 West State Street in Trenton. Delicacies from an array of cultures will be served from noon until 2 p.m.
Investment and credit-counseling seminars will be offered at noon and 1 p.m., respectively, on February 10 in a third floor boardroom. The following day, an arts and crafts show as well as a poetry reading will take place from noon until 2 p.m. at the same location.
The division will stage a “Blacks in History” contest on February 19 on the fifth floor of 50 West State Street, with an African Garb Fashion Show presented on February 20 in the first floor boardroom. On the 25th, Carl Anthony and Praise Dancers will perform musical selections by singer Avis McGill in the third floor boardroom between noon and 2 p.m.
month-long celebration will culminate with a luncheon on Friday,
February 27 at noon. New Jersey Secretary of the State Regena L. Thomas
will serve as guest speaker at the gathering, which will be held in
the first floor boardroom at 50 West State Street. One of only a few
African-Americans to hold a similar post nationally, Thomas has enjoyed
a distinguished career in public service and brings a community-conscious
approach to her work in public policy.