As many of you know, NOT IN OUR TOWN PRINCETON is a multi-racial, multi-faith group of individuals who stand together for racial justice and inclusive communities. Our focus is to promote the equitable treatment of all, and to uncover and confront white supremacy — a system which manipulates and pits all races and ethnicities against each other.
Our goal is to identify and expose the political, economic, and cultural systems which have enabled white supremacy to flourish, and to create new structures and policies which will ensure equity and inclusion for all. In our commitment to uncovering the blight of white supremacy on our humanity, we take responsibility to address it and eliminate it in all its forms through intentional action, starting with ourselves and our communities.
Below is a list of our remaining programs for the 2018 calendar year; we hope to see you there!
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in September, our conversations will start and end a half-hour earlier, e.g. beginning at 6:30pm and ending at 8:00pm.
Tuesday, September 4: “Racial Battle Fatigue: In This Time of Turmoil.” Presenter: Dr. Don Trahan
Monday, October 1: “Urban Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Presenter Dr. Dale Caldwell
Monday, November 5:
Monday, December 3 “Reconnecting Clergy to Civil Rights.” Presenter Rev. Dr. Frederick Charles Boyer
We welcome anyone who is committed to working towards building genuinely inclusive communities and working for racial justice… please join us, and bring a friend!
MANAGING RACIAL STRESS: GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS
a conversation with leaders of the American Psychological Association’s RESilience Initiative
Why We Gather. Black and brown people suffer disproportionately from chronic stress due to perceived discrimination, neighborhood stress, daily stress, family stress, acculturative stress, environmental stress and maternal stress. A large and growing body of research shows that these racial effects on health are measurable and negative. In order to raise healthy children, especially children of color, it is crucial that we understand and manage racial stress, both that of the children and that of the adults who care for them. Join us for this conversation with leaders of the American Psychological Association’s racial and ethnic socialization (RESilience) initiative for a discussion on what racialized stress is and to share information about steps we can take to minimize its effects.
We look forward to seeing you online on September 25th at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. Guardians, parents, teachers, social workers, uncles, grandmothers – you’re all invited. Registering ensures that you will receive the after-event recording and resources whether you attend live or not.
In July 1967, Detroit experienced one of America’s most violent civil disturbances. The film directed by Brian Kaufman fuses rare archival footage from the era – including newsreel, educational films and more than 400 reels of home movies donated by Detroiters – along with illustrations. The narrative combines contemporary interviews, oral histories, radio broadcasts, and dispatch recordings to create an immersive film experience that transports the audience back in time to explore the causes and aftermath of Detroit’s most pivotal moment in history.
Followed by a panel discussion. Screening is co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and McCarter Theater Center, in conjunction with McCarter’s production of the Dominique Morisseau play Detroit ’67. The screening is free but tickets are limited. Click here to get tickets.
On October 18, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, there will be a panel discussion, in conjunction with exhibitions at Updike Farmstead and Princeton Public Library, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the “Princeton Plan,” a school integration process that went on to be nationally recognized. The discussion will contextualize the event in the broader national and regional context of desegregation, as well as inform about the local impact and national reverberations of the Princeton Plan. Featured speakers are Kevin M. Kruse, Professor of History at Princeton University, and local historian Shirley Satterfield, a member of the first integrated class at the Nassau Street School.
Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and Genocide Studies.
Free, but registration is requested, as space is limited. Please complete the booking form at this link.