Racial Justice Events, September-October, 2019

There are many events related to racial and social justice taking place in the greater Princeton area over the next couple of months.  Below is a list of a few of them.

September 8, 8 AM ACE Mentoring Information Session, Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau at Vandeventer (enter from parking lot).

Learn about volunteer opportunities for the ACE program that addresses chronic absenteeism in the Princeton Public Schools. Breakfast sponsored by Princeton United Methodist Men. All are welcome, $5 donation requested.

September 9, 7 PM Princeton Council meeting, Princeton Municipal Building, 400 Witherspoon Street.

Council presentation honoring Not in Our Town Princeton “for the important work you do to promote racial justice and inclusion in Princeton.”  PLEASE JOIN US for the brief presentation.

Council will also vote to adopt resolution to declare Indigenous Peoples Day in Princeton on the 2nd Monday of each October.

September 9, 7-8:30 PM Princeton Public Schools Board of Education Equity Committee meeting, 25 Valley Road.

September 12, 6-8 PM Mercer County Freeholders meeting, McDade Administration Building, Room 211, 640 S. Broad St., Trenton

Join concerned Mercer County community members to stop the purchase of a $300,000 armored vehicle!  For additional information, click here.

September 13-22, Princeton’s 4th Annual Welcoming Week.

September 18, 7-9 PM “Examining Racism; Looking Inward First,”   La Convivencia, The House Next Door, 173 Princeton-Hightstown Road.

Interactive workshop examining critical issues such as microaggressions and implicit bias.  For additional information, click here.

September 18, 7:30 PM “The Green Book”, Arts Council, 102 Witherspoon Street.

Author Calvin Ramsey will discuss the creation and history of The Negro Motorist Green Book, the travel guide for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. Admission $35.00. Children 12 and younger free of charge.

September 19, 6-9 PM Launch of Ruha Benjamin’s new book, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street.

Dr. Benjamin will be in conversation with Eddie Glaude Jr., chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.  Registration required.  Click here.

September 23, 6:30-8:30 PM  Student Presentations of Social Justice Art and Poetry, Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street.

Hear the 2019 Not in Our Town Princeton Creative Unity Awardees and other students as part of Bayard Rustin Center’s Art Against Racism, September 20 –30.  Longtime Continuing Conversation attendee, Daniel Harris, will be reading his poems about black-white relations at the Princeton Arts Council, 102 Witherspoon Street, on September 27, 6:30-8 PM.

September 25, 7:30 PM Documentary “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas,” Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street

Co-hosted by Princeton Housing Initiatives “the film demonstrates how racial inequality was institutionalized in the postwar U.S. housing market.”

October 4, 11, 18, 25 12:30-2 PM, “Me and White Supremacy,” Princeton YWCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Bramwell House.

“A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor” by Layla F. Saad.  Method by which “white and white passing individuals can take responsibility for dismantling the way that white supremacy manifests both within us and within our communities.”  Click here for additional information.

October 7 7-8:30 PM Not in Our Town Princeton’s Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street. “The (In)justice System Part II: Incarceration”

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