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 7:00 pm and ending at 8:30pm.
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:”Black Citizenship.” Presenter Jordan Wouk
Monday, December 3 “Liberating Public Policy Theologically.” Presenter Rev. Dr. Charles Frederick 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!
The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape have been fighting a legal battle since 2015 to regain their State recognition. Today they have won their case. To read the details, click here https://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases18/pr20181115b.html
The Central Jersey Community Coalition invites you to “The Brownsville Project: Community Dialogue.” This NJ premiere of “The Brownsville Project” is an exciting opportunity to experience interactive theatre. Inspired by an invisible yet powerful overlap in their family history, Clory Jackson and Caroline Hann have embarked on a creative journey to explore and confront the history and social impact of Brownsville, a forgotten community that was nested in Frostburg, Maryland in the 1860’s. This event seeks to explore the story of a place where race, class, gender, and family pride meet. Clory Jackson is the Founder of “The Brownsville Project.” She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and then a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Penn State University in State College, PA. Caroline Hann is the Partner of “The Brownsville Project” and co-artistic director of The Meta Theatre Company, a social justice theatre company that believes theatre is a pathway to justice. Clory is proud to be from Frostburg, MD. With Caroline’s partnership, she is excited to use theatre to expand the historic narrative of her hometown to include the history of black Appalachian families like hers. Learn more about The Brownsville Project at www.thebrownsvilleproject.com.
An evening with award-winning painter and sculpture, Titus Kaphar,
Using art as a language, Kaphar speaks to the most vital discussions happening around race, diversity, and reconciliation in the U.S. As an engrossing keynote speaker—as well as a TED 2017 main stage speaker, who earned a standing ovation for his presentation—Kaphar exposes how all depictions, no matter how personal or grandiose, are always fictional, imperfect, and capable of being remade. Join Kaphar—one of the country’s most exciting young painters—on a revealing, intellectually nourishing tour of the issues most in need of amendment.
The event is free and open to the public
On Wednesday, November 14 at 6PM at Labyrinth Books (122 Nassau Street Princeton), Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor Emeritus at Princeton University and professor of philosophy and law at New York University, will discuss his book The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity, in which he explores of how the collective identities that shape our polarized world are riddled with contradiction.
For additional information, click here.
On Saturday, November 10 at noon at the Trenton YMCA (431 Pennington Ave, Trenton), as part of its “Trenton Future Series,” Capital City Area Black Caucus (CCABC) will present a Community Panel including:
former Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer, NJ Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton businessman Tracey Syphax, Mercer County Freeholder Sam Frisby, former Trenton City Clerk Cordelia Staton, NJ African American Chamber President John Harmon, Police-Community Relations Chair Ophelia Adderly, Trenton City Council Member Jerrell Blakely, Pastor Wayne Griffith, and former Trenton City Councilwoman Annette Lartique.