Office of the State Treasurer


CONTACT: Matt Golden
February 4, 2004
(609) 984-7110
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.

 The 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.

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