Who is Antoinette Ellis-WIlliams?

Dr. Antoinette Ellis- Williams is a scholar, minister, mother, wife, activist, poet and artist.  Antoinette Ellis-Williams is a  professor of Women's and Gender Studies at New Jersey City University.

Dr. Ellis-Williams applies her research of topics such as urban politics, health care, social justice and race her daily life.  She works daily to enrich and empower the people of her community and the world.  Read more

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Book Alert: Black Gardenias: A Collection of Poems, Stories, & Sayings From a Woman's Heart

Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams'  debut publication "Black Gardenias” is a collection of poetry, short stories and sayings dedicated to women from many different areas of life and their struggles against and triumphant over various forms of oppression, including but not limited to sexism, racism and classism. Through Dr. Ellis-Williams' use of intense emotion, language and imagery her work is relatable to a wide audience; men and women, old and young.

Integrity House Hosts Special Women’s Recognition Celebration For More Than 100 Women

Integrity House April 2014

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (April 10, 2014) – I...

Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams recently launched her new stationary line "AEW Collections"  

“This collection reflects the bold vibrant colors of m...

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"A Window to My Soul" Exhibition


Opening Reception


Time: 6:00pm -9:00pm

Akwabba Gallery

509 S. Orange Ave.

Newark NJ

Art in the Atrium


Opening Reception

Time: 6pm- 9pm

Morris’s County Admin. & Records Bldg.

10 Court St

Morristown, NJ. 07960

Resistant Women: Art, Empowerment and Activism



POSTPONED:Art Opening: March 13, 6PM - 10PM

Artist Talk: March 20, 6PM - 8PM 

Exhibition runs from March 13 - 27


“Who She Is?” Exhibition, Opening Reception



March 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

The Gallery Above Art Studios, New Brunswick, NJ

Go online register https://www.aboveartstudios.com/product/who-is-she-exhibition.  Use code SHE for discount. 

Pillar College- Black History Program



Time: 5:30pm

Black History Program

Pillar College,

60 Park Pl #701, Newark, NJ 07102

Seton Hall- Black History Program


Keynote Speaker

Time: 12:00pm

Place: Seton Hall University

"The Struggle Continues"- Panel Discussion


Earl A. Morgan Library- Jersey City

Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Earl A. Morgan Library

1841 JFK Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

Civil Rights Exhibition



Time: 6:00pm

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel,

432 Scotland Road

South Orange, NJ

Civil Rights Exhibition


Artist Talk

Time: 2pm-4pm

Artist Talk

Civil Rights Exhibition

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel

432 Scotland Road

South Orange, NJ

From This Fertile Soil: Ancestors and Icons (2/2-29/2020)


West Orange Public Library

This exhibit, From This Fertile Soil: Ancestors and Icons, utilizes prints, sculpture, drawings, mixed media, quilts, chairs and photography to share inspirational artistic information about the individuals on whose shoulders we stand, and the icons that shape our artistic landscape.

Multicultural Week Presents: Scarf Diaries


Scarf Diaries written and produced by Antoinette Ellis-Williams is a one-woman play consisting of multi-ethnic intergenerational vignettes/monologues telling the stories of life. 

Play Scarf Diaries

Bazarsky Lecture Hall

7:00 -9:00 pm. 




92 South 6th St. 

Newark, NJ




National Women’s Studies Association 
Hilton Square

San Francisco

Paper “Girlhood/UnDone”



11:00 am

First Hopewell Baptist Church
525 Orange Street, Newark NJ

Summer Concert and Revival


Guest Revivalist

Time: 6:00 pm

Unity Fellowship Church Newark

23 Branford Place, 2nd Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

Mothers and Granddaughters: Stories of Love and Defiance


Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams and fellow will writers will share with us on March 26, 2019,  6:00p,m at New Jersey City University, Kennedy Blvd. GSUB 129, Jersey City, NJ 07306

For more information, contact Edvige Giunta - egiunta@njcu.edu. 

Narrative Threads


2019 Project Empty Space Feminist Incubator Program

Opening Reception: March 27, 2019, 6-9:00 pm

Annual Feminist Potluck: April 3, 2019, 6-9:00pm

Location: Project Empty Space

2 Gateway Center

Newark, NJ 

Second Annual LATI Colloquim


Lessons of Resistance by Jamaican Grandmother Through Digital Art

On April 4, 2019, Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams presents "Lessons of Resistance by Jamaican Grandmothers Through Digital Art" at New Jersey City University, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. GSUB 129, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.  Time: 2:40pm 

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