February and March ‘The New Jim Crow’ Events
Feb.22 “Slavery by Another Name“Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Fireplace on second floor, 609-924-9529 7-9 p.m. Screening of documentary based on Douglas Blackmon’s book, a look at how thousands of African Americans were in forced labor after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, how men were bought and sold, arrested without crime — all tolerated both the North and South well into the 20th century., www.princetonlibrary.org
Feb. 25 Monday, 1:30 PM, Stories from the South, 15 Ringold St., Trenton NJ, 08618. (609) 989-3490. A celebration of African American courage, dignity, beauty and honor includes performances from Dr. Cecelia Hodges, Karen Carson, Mickelle Jackson and others. A potpourri of music, narratives, dance and fun.
Feb. 25 (Meets Monthly) Monday 7:30 PM Barnes and Noble, African American Book Group, Marketfair, 3535 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540,609-897-9250 Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
PHS Performing Arts Center
March 3 and April 3 Sunday 11:45 AM after the worship service: Book discussion on “The New Jim Crow” at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, 124 Witherspoon Street. The discussion is open to anyone who wishes to attend. email@example.com 609-924-1666
March 9 Saturday, 8:30-12:30 PM, The New Jim Crow: A Community Discussion, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fahs Theater, Cherry Hill Road. Several confirmed guests, including Roseanne Scotti, from the NJ Drug Policy Alliance; Aula Maarufu Sumbry from the Integrated Justice Alliance in Trenton; King Downing, Esq., from the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (NYC); and Angelo Pinto from the Raise the Age Campaign (NYC). They also hope to have one or more individuals who were previously incarcerated and are now engaged in the extremely difficult task of navigating their return to their family, their community and to their interrupted lives.
Please sign up at the AFD table on Sunday morning at the UU congregation or by registering online
March 14 Thursday 7 PM Princeton YWCA Discussion, “Now Hear This” looking at the New Jim Crow as it relates to women, children and their families.
March 16, Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM Philadelphia, PA – International House, Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street Conference: “Breaking Down Walls: Intersections of Mass Incarceration and its Implications”. This conference aims to create a platform for innovative responses to criminal justice issues in Philadelphia. Features panel discussions that humanize the experience of mass incarceration, deconstruct social problems connected to the criminal justice system, and create action plans to address criminal justice issues within Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) which is based out of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, and works to break the recidivism cycle for those leaving the Philadelphia Prison System. Through a continuum-of-care model, GRI students support individuals as they transition out of jail and into the community. Please register for the event here. See the Breaking Down Walls Facebook page for more information.