REMINDER: Have dinner at Nassau St. Panera, Thursday, October 10 to support the Princeton High School Racial Literacy trip.


Below are ways to participate in raising funds: 1) Dinner at Nassau St. Panera’s (4 to 8 pm October 10), 2) Popcorn cones orders until October 15, 3) Direct donation contact Mr. Eric Karch,

Racial literacy has long been a focus of Not in Our Town Princeton (NIOT), and NIOT seeks ways to support efforts to achieve it.  The Princeton High School (PHS) Racial Literacy & Justice class (RLJ), co-taught by Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson and Ms. Patty Manhart, is continuing to build strong curriculum based on field experiences outside of the classroom. In addition to visits to Philadelphia and New York, planning is underway for the first overnight trip to the Washington, D.C. area, October 23 – 26, 2019.  Among the places visited will be Howard University, American University (Host Campus for the Antiracist Research and Policy Center), the Martin Luther King Jr. monument, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and the Frederick Douglass House.

As with other PHS field trips, much of the funding is done through the efforts of the students, the families, and community supporters, to supplement funding by the district.

Below are four ways that you can contribute:

Fundraiser #1: Popcornopolis Sales

  • Date: September 15 – October 15
  • Point of Contact: Dr. Barnes-Johnson
  • Fundraiser Description: Popcorn cones; first order placed October 1st

Fundraiser #2: McCaffrey’s (Princeton) Donation Collection

  • Date: October 8, 2019 from 4pm – 8pm (Parent partners needed)
  • Point of Contact: Dr. Barnes-Johnson
  • Fundraiser Description: Donation Containers (1-hour shifts) from 4p – 8p

Fundraiser #3: Panera (Princeton, Nassau Street) Proceeds Night

  • Date: October 10, 2019 from 4pm – 8pm (Parent partners needed)
  • Point of Contact: Dr. Barnes-Johnson
  • Fundraiser Description: Encourage PHS families and supporters to have dinner at Nassau St. Panera; portion of proceeds donated to PHS RLJ field trip funds

Fundraiser #4: Sponsorship

  • Applicable Dates: Open
  • Point of Contact: Mr. Eric Karch,
  • Fundraiser Description: Donations received from individuals and/or organizations. Make the check payable to PHS PTO, a 501c3, and write “PHS Racial Literacy Trip” in the memo section.

Please be generous and use your donation as a way of moving anti-racism efforts forward.  Thank you.

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