NIOT Princeton

Racial Literacy Panel, December 14, 2016, 6 p.m.

Continue learning.  Come to Labyrinth Books (122 Nassau St, Princeton) on December 14 to hear Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Not in Our Towns lead racial literacy presenter, Superintendent of Schools Steve Cochrane, former Princeton High School English and History  Supervisor John Anagbo, and Princeton U. Associate Dean Khristina Gonzalez.  The panel will be moderated by CHOOSE founders (and NIOT board members) Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi.



Film: Incarcerating US, Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1-4 pm


“In Search of a Community’s Past,” Friday, December 30, 2016, 2 p.m.

Local historian Dr. Jack Washington will discuss the involvement of the Black Community in Trenton during the Revolutionary War, the period preceding the start of the history in his book In Search of a Community’s Past: The Black Community in Trenton (1860-1900).  The talk will take place at the Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ, 08608, from 2-4 p.m. during the city’s Patriots Week celebrations.

Egun Omode presents its newest production “AWO”, a West African dance & drum musical, Dec. 15-18 @ Passage Theatre.

Egun Omode is on its 6th production season with adaptation of it’s first production, “AWO,” and comes to Trenton’s Mill Hill Playhouse on December 16-18, 2016. Check for further information.

Is Black Lives Matter the next civil rights movement? (video)

(From the National Constitution Center blog)

Randall Kennedy, professor of law at Harvard University, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College, and Errin Haines Whack, urban affairs reporter for the Associated Press, explore the history of Black Lives Matter and its parallels with past civil rights movements.

Michael Gerhardt, scholar-in-residence at the National Constitution Center, moderated the event at the National Constitution Center on December 5, 2016.

You can watch a replay of the event in the player below or via the following link:

“Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About” By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Award-winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, assesses the new reality in America.  She says in her article in The New Yorker (December 2, 2016), “The responsibility to forge unity belongs not to the denigrated but to the denigrators. . .  it is an injustice to demand that the maligned identify with those who question their humanity.”

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