NIOT Princeton

Princeton, Slavery, and Me: Community Stage Event, December 13, 2017, 7-9 pm

This reading is part of the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, Community Stage Series. Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enable the Arts Council’s Solley Theater to act as an accessible space for community partnerships and high-quality artistic experiences.

Every life delivers a story (or three) worth telling well. This workshop course at Princeton University rehearses the writing and performance skills necessary to remake the raw material drawn from lived experience into compelling autobiographical storytelling. Participants work in an array of storytelling modes (stand-up, slam, songwriting, etc) to devise, document and perform an original work of autobiographical storytelling.

Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance. Click here to reserve your seat for this performance on Eventbrite.




An EmbraceRace Community Conversation and Q&A with Hannah Gómez and Megan Dowd Lambert

REGISTER TO JOIN this free, online, community conversation happening this coming Tuesday, December 19th, at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET

Why We Gather. This EmbraceRace webinar will introduce participants to tools from the Whole Book Approach, a co-constructive (interactive) method of sharing picture books with children, which educator and children’s literature expert Megan Dowd Lambert developed in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She and writer and educator Hannah Gómez, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, will talk about how using the Whole Book Approach and other co-constructive reading methods can support kids’ critical engagement with picture book representations of race through art and text. Participants will gain insight into how to guide children to and through picture books with positive racial representations, while also supporting them in resisting or reading against problematic, racist content. After Hannah and Megan present, we’ll open it up for your questions, answers and comments.


8:30 to 8:35 pm ET: Andrew and Melissa of EmbraceRace introduce the conversation and our guests.
8:35 to 8:55 pm ET: Guests Hannah Gómez and Megan Dowd Lambert present.
8:55 to 9:25 pm ET: Questions and comments from the EmbraceRace community.
9:25 to 9:30 pm ET: Closing thoughts

Screening of ‘Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry’ (2017), December 12, 2017


Screening of ‘Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry’ (2017)
Princeton Garden Theatre

December 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Registration required.Join the Department of African American Studies for a special early screening of a documentary film about the life of Lorraine Hansberry. The film, ‘Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart’ is slated to be released on PBS in 2018.This free screening will be followed by a talkback with Professor Imani Perry, the film’s director Tracy Heather Strain, and the film’s executive producer Charles “Chiz” Schultz. 

Tarana Burke, founder of #MeToo movement, to speak at Princeton


Join The Stripes in a panel discussion on #Hash-tivism. Panelists include Tarana Burke, creator of the #MeToo campaign, Tanzina Vega, a Princeton journalism professor who has worked for both CNN and NYT, Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse of SHARE and Chelsea Fuller of Blackbird.

Monday, Dec. 11, 5pm-7pm, in McCormick 106. (See campus map here.)


Lingering Fallout from Trauma

Nicholas Bakalar reports in the New York Times (Tuesday, December 5, 2017, p. D4) that the trauma experienced by 46,877 Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden between 1940 and 1944 affected their female children, who “were twice as likely to be hospitalized for a psychiatric illness as their female cousins who had not been evacuated, and more than four times as like to have depression or bipolar disorder.”  These results are similar to what was found by Dr. Joy DeGruy, who has written about the residual impacts of generations of slavery in her book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing.

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