For this year, Gregory Burrus Around Town has supplied photography, video services and has recommended creative artists from New Jersey to perform in this event. This enables our artists to expand their reach and gain new audiences.
Myrna Bain Scholarship
The purpose of this concert was to raise funds for the Myrna Bain Scholarship. Professor Bain inspired both students and colleagues to aspire to higher levels of academic excellence and scholarship. Her energy and commitment to scholarship, both national and international, her special skills in mentoring and fostering growth in students, her peers and all others whose lives she touched, provided the basis for the success of countless others. Prof. Myrna Bain taught at Hunter College (NY) and John Jay (NY) and was highly regarded by her students and colleagues until her passing of breast cancer in 2007.
Created in her spirit, The Myrna Bain Scholarship provides an annual financial award to an exemplary undergraduate student who has a strong commitment to community service and an interest in pursuing a career or further studies in African Diaspora studies, or including Social Justice, English, International Criminal Justice, International Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Gender Politics, History or Anthropology. The fundraising objective is to reach their endowment goal so that Myrna Bain Scholarship recipients can continue her legacy for many years to come.