February Not-to-miss Events

February is the usual time to discuss black history and the fight against racism, and here are some opportunities.

Tim Wise, known for his landmark book White Like Me, will speak at the Carl Fields Center on Monday, February 10, at 6 p.m. Wise is a well-known anti-racist essayist, speaker, and author.

Thursday, Feb. 13-Sun. Feb. 23–“Race. Let’s Talk About It,” a play and symposium at Passage Theater, Trenton. From the website: “The voices of Trenton come alive in this follow-up to 2010’s Trenton Lights. This time, the subject is race and we’ve crafted this special presentation that examines one of America’s most controversial topics through the intelligent, and occasionally humorous, stories that Trenton’s community has in abundance. Each performance will conclude with a conversation involving community activists, scholars, artists, social and environmental justice experts, youth and – most importantly – YOU.

The film American Promise on PBS last week is available to watch  online for free until March 6, described as: provocative, intimate documentary presenting complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

On Tuesday, February 11, you can watch this film on WHYY, channel 12:  Prep School Negro

On Sunday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., come to the Princeton Friends Meeting School, Quaker Road to hear Memoir-Writing in a Women’s Maximum-Security Prison with Michele Lise Tarter.

February may be Black History Month, but we can oppose racism the other 11 months of the year as well.

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