Events, Week of August 17, 2020

Check back during the week.  New events and information will be added as they are announced.

August 18
8:00 pm One Poem: Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives

The founding members of the Poetry Coalition, a network of 25+ poetry organizations from across the United States, presentation (closed captioning available). In this first-ever nationwide reading curated by the coalition, a poet invited by each founding member organization will share a poem in support of Black lives.

Poets reading include: Prisca Afantchao, Sojourner Ahebee, Kazim Ali, Kimberly Blaeser, Jericho Brown, Meera Dasgupta, Kwame Dawes, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Safia Elhillo, Martín Espada, Sesshu Foster, Kimberly Jae, Raina J. León, Mwatabu Okantah, Alberto Ríos, Terisa Siagatonu, Matthew Thompson, Emma Trelles, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Monica Youn, and avery r. Young.

This virtual event is free. Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute funds to Black-led and Black-serving organizations working against injustice. To register, click here.

August 20

1:00 – 2:00 How Can We Make Black Lives Matter When it Comes to Policing?

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice panel discussion, moderated by Tennyson Donyéa of NJ Advance Media for
The panel will include Institute President & CEO, Ryan Haygood, Keynote Speaker and NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, and many other leading voices in civil rights, law enforcement, social policy and education!
The Live forum will be held at

7:00 pm Psychiatric Times webinar: Dismantling Racism in Medicine, Psychiatry & Society.

SPAR (Seven Psychiatrists Against Racism) explores the issues and discuss what can be done to address the problems and inequities in our country. Be part of the solution by joining the conversation in real time.  Click here to register.

August 23
2:00 – 3:00 pm “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.”
On the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Book Breaks, Martha S. Jones will discuss her book, which recounts the history of African American women’s pursuit of political power.  Click here to register.
6:30 pm Civil Rights Commission Community Dialogues: Race and Equity in Princeton
The Princeton Civil Rights Commission and the Unitarian Universalist Church will Host a Conversation on Race  and Equity with Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Princeton Community.

Meeting ID: 995 8818 4146

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Notice from the Boston Public Library about the effort to digitize manuscripts from its Anti-Slavery Collection:

Welcome. We need your help to turn our collection of handwritten correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century into texts that can be more easily read and researched by students, teachers, historians, and big data applications.
Note: This project is not currently supported on mobile and tablet devices.
Click here for additional information and to participate.

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