Events, July 23 – 30, 2020

July 23

8 am Princeton Board of Education Policy Committee hearing on renaming John Witherspoon Middle School

Written comments on the subject of the JWMS name may be submitted to the Board via To join the meeting on Thursday morning, use this link:


The hearing will be recorded and made available on the PPS website.

1 pm COVID-19 and Systemic Racism: A Collision of Two Pandemics

Kimme Carlos, Executive Director of Urban Mental Health Alliance, will discuss the impact of COVID-19 with an emphasis on systemic racism, poverty, and health disparities.  Click here to register for the program.  Question? Contact

2 pm The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s “Inside the Vault” series

Explore a 1964 comic book focusing on institutional segregation and the importance of voting produced by the NAACP.  For additional information and to register click here.

4 pm WHYY Virtual Commons: How to Talk to Your Kids About Race

Hear from experts at a virtual roundtable about starting or expanding the conversation about race with your kids. To register, click here.

7 pm BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, a world premiere musical, discussion

The critically-acclaimed musical, about a Black family’s struggles over decades of inequality, violence, and suppression in the South, staged in Fall 2019 at The Duke on 42nd Street, is now available to stream for free through August 16. The official cast album is also available to stream and download.

Click here to join discussion about the musical with cast, creators, and guests and make donation to The Black Theatre Network.

8:30 pm Raising Multiracial Children, Part 1: Examining the Complexity of Multiracial Identity

Talk with experts about some of the complexities of identifying with more than one race and about the pivotal role families play.  Part 2 will take place on July 28.  Click here to register.

July 26

6 pm Princeton Civil Rights Commission dialogue between Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton Police Chief Nick Sutter. Municipal Web Zoom:

July 30

2 – 3:30 pm The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America: Richard Rothstein in conservation with Kara Murray-Badal,

Rothstein, author of the best selling The Color of Law, argues that segregation in America is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Tickets are available on a sliding scale, $10.00 minimum. 100% of your donation supports The Mosaic Project’s anti-racist youth education programs. The Mosaic Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Oakland, California.

For additional information and to register, click here.

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