Keeping the Spark of Activism Alive Webinar


Generations United hosted a virtual dialogue on April 28, 2022 facilitated by author and journalist Juan Williams and featuring younger and older people who participated in Stories of Atlantic City’s Intergenerational Project. This virtual event elevated the impact of connecting elders and youth in conversation around the Civil Rights Movement, current social justice movements, the future of racial justice, and the role of intergenerational relationships in the fight for racial equity. This conversation will also discuss how programs that bring older and younger people together can preserve the history and spirit of marginalized communities.

About the Speakers:

Juan Williams is a journalist and political analyst for Fox News Channel. He has written for several newspapers, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Williams is the author of Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 and several other works concerning justice, equity, and Black history and culture.


Mrs. Belinda Manning, daughter of the late Negro League great Max Manning, is a retired Management Consultant living with her husband in Pleasantville. She is a self-taught artist who has won awards for her Mixed Media, and Photographic work. Belinda’s grandparents came to Atlantic City in the early ‘30s and her family has maintained a presence in the area since.


Lauren Simon is a senior at Stockton University and was a first round participant in the Stories of Atlantic City Intergenerational Project in addition to serving as a project intern. She is a Communications Studies major with a concentration is Media and Journalism Studies and a minor in Holistic Health.


Christina Noble is a Stories of Atlantic City project manager and a community organizer in the Atlantic City region. She coordinated all aspects of the Intergenerational Project from the community partners side.



Dr. Trina Gipson-Jones is an Assistant Professor of Health Science at Stockton University. She was the academic coordinator for the Intergenerational Project for the Fall 2021. Her areas of expertise are family nursing, community health, and health disparities.