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: “Looking Back at the New Abolitionism.” Presenter Noel Ignatiev
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!
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, about the fact that black mothers have a higher mortality rate than white mothers and the effect of racism. To hear the interview, click here.
There is a new Not in Our Town organization in Montgomery. They are hosting the program described below.
Please join us on Monday, August 13 at 7:30-9 pm at the Blawenburg Reformed Church, 424 Route 518, Blawenburg for our next community conversation. Feel free to bring snacks to share.
We are very lucky to have Professor Karen Gaffney who will be leading a workshop based on her book Dismantling the Racism Machine https://amazon.com/Dismantling-Racism-Machine-Manual-Toolbox/dp/1138037222
WORKSHOP DETAILS: What are some of the key myths that people are taught that perpetuate systemic racism? In this interactive workshop, Dr. Karen Gaffney will help to bridge the gap between what scholars who study race take for granted and what the public understands. For example, this workshop will debunk the false but popular ideology that race is biological by looking at the invention and social construction of race, including whiteness, starting in colonial America. This workshop is based on Karen’s new book Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and a Toolbox, an accessible introduction to race and racism with tools for action. Participants will have time to discuss and apply these myths to their daily lives at work, at home, or in the community.
The Joint Effort Safe Streets program presents the inaugural Jim Floyd Memorial Lecture on Saturday, August 11 at 10 am at the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 112 Witherspoon Street. Chet W. Sisk will be speaking on Afrofuturism.
Four-day pilgrimage to key Civil Rights Movement sites in Mississippi. Trip will include, among other stops, the site where three Civil Rights workers disappeared, Medgar Evers home, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Mississippi Delta where Fannie Lou Hamer lived and died, and the story of Emmett Till was killed. Learn more and register by clicking here.