Weekly Roundup: CHAACA holds reception for Essay Poster and Video contest winners

In other news, a Cherry Hill resident has organized a Hate Has No Home Here campaign.

Camden County Freeholders Susan Shin Angulo (far left) and Jonathan Young (far right) pose for a picture with eight of the 20 winners in the 2017 Cherry Hill African American Civic Association Essay, Poster and Video Contest.

Students from all grade levels in Cherry Hill Public Schools taught community members about African-Americans in the arts, while a Cherry Hill resident is helping to organize a campaign to promote Hate Has No Home Here in the community. Get caught up on the top stories of the week in today’s Weekly Roundup.

Cherry Hill students provide lesson on African-American in the arts

Rosa International Middle School eighth grade student Michela Anguadro stands next to her poster on Faith Ringgold at the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association’s Essay, Poster and Video Contest reception at the Cherry Hill Public Library last Monday.

On Monday night, the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association honored participants in its 2017 Essay Poster and Video contest during a reception at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Students in this year’s contest were asked to profile an African-American involved in the arts who was born before 1960. All of the winning projects and honorable mentions were on display at the reception.

Cherry Hill resident hopes to spread positive message through Hate Has No Home Here campaign

Cherry Hill resident JoAnne Negrin recently began a campaign on the website tilt.com to have “Hate Has No Home Here” signs brought to Cherry Hill and other communities around South Jersey. The signs became a common site in communities across the country this year after a group of neighbors from Chicago began passing them out last November.

Security remains top priority for Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

After a bomb threat was called into the Katz JCC on Feb. 27, staff and members reacted to quickly to get all of the building’s occupants to safety. Though the incident was the first threat ever called into the JCC, the center was well prepared to handle the situation. Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey CEO Jennifer Dubrow Weiss spoke with The Sun last week about the center’s security and why it is so important.

Cherry Hill East swimmer victorious at NJSIAA Meet of Champions

Cherry Hill High School East freshman swimmer Grace Yoon had a successful first trip to the NJSIAA Meet of Champions last week. Yoon won the 100 breaststroke event, defeating Rachel Maizes of Scotch Plains-Fanwood by 0.17 seconds to win first place. Yoon also finished in third place in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:05.66.

Unitarian Universalist Church hosting Racism and Intolerance Conversations this weekend

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill will continue the conversation about racism and tolerance this afternoon at an event. More than 150 participants from multi-racial groups are expected to participate later today. Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill, Christ our Light Catholic Church, the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association and Congregation M’kor Shalom are all sponsoring the event.