Character Day

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/27/2019 - 09/28/2019
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location
Bwe Kafe-Hoboken and Jersey City


HOBOKEN and JERSEY CITY, September 26, 2019 – Come celebrate Character Day on September 27th and 28th in Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey.  Last year over 4 million people across 200,00 groups, in 125 countries and all 50 states participated in Character Day, which was established in 2014 by LetItRipple.org.

For 2019, Character Day will focus on the relationship between character and technology.  How does technology enhance our character development?  How does turning off the screens enhance our character?  Sign up and create an event for Character Day at www.letitripple.org/character-day/

Character Day is an annual event that unites millions of people in schools, companies, and homes to develop and deepen their character: strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, and leadership. Why? Because character development leads not only to school and career success, but also to stronger, more engaged individuals and a more just world.

Activities will be held in Jersey City and Hoboken during the following times and locations:

Engaging Character Mosaic and CharacterYAQ.com card games will be available on Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th at bwè kafes in Hoboken, 1002 Washington Street and in Jersey City, 140 River Drive South.

Special Proclamations will be read at the live-stream event at 1pm, Friday, September 27th in the bwè kafe, Jersey City location at 140 River Drive South.

There will be a special film screening  and discussion of “Me, the Other”, (www.metheotherfilm.com) a documentary film about a diverse group of students living in Washtenaw County in Southeast Michigan.  The film shares stories of prejudice, equality and diversity and discovered that ‘otherness’ is never one thing.  Screenings will be at the following times and locations:

  1. 6:30pm, Friday, September 27th screening at bwè kafe in Jersey City, 140 River Dr. South; and
  2. 6:30pm, Saturday, September 28th screening at bwè kafe in Hoboken, 1002 Washington Street.

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Let It Ripple is a non-profit based in San Francisco and founded by Tiffany Shlain.  Its mission is to use film, technology, discussion materials and live and virtual events to engage people in conversation and action around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives, and to update these topics through an engaging, accessible 21st century lens.  www.letitripple.org

bwè kafe has two cafes in Hoboken and Jersey City, with a new North Hoboken location opening in the late fall of 2019.  bwè kafe are a part of bwè Family, which includes bwè Mobile, bwè Catering, Seven Valleys Persian restaurant and bwè Community Services, a non-profit supporting social and economic development in Haiti and Hoboken.  www.bwekafe.com