Events, January 21 – 31, 2021

January 21 -23 The Long Shadow

Access to the link for viewing this powerful presentation of the effect of racism in American history through the present remains through January 23. Click here to watch the film at your convenience.

January 21 7:00 p.m. A Racial Justice Agenda for 2021-2022

Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver and several state legislators will discuss a racial justice agenda for 2021-2022 to Make Black Lives REALLY Matter in NJ. Sign up on Zoom: or watch on FB Live @NJSIJ.

January 21 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Primary Sources about Enslaved People

Four items from the Gilder Lehrman Collection will be shown and discussed.  Click here to register.

January 24 2:00 p.m. The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution

James Oakes discusses his book during Gilder Lehrman’s weekly Book Breaks.  Click here to register.

January 26 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

Princeton Senior Resource Center Ted Talk. Together attendees watch and discuss the Ted Talk. Click here to register.

January 26 8:30 p.m. Managing racial stress and teaching kids to do the same 

Drs. Riana Elyse Anderson and Shawn C.T. Jones. Riana, psychologists and researchers, discuss strategies and practices we can use to lessen the effects of racial stress on our bodies and minds and on our parenting. Click here to register for this free program from Embrace Race.

January 27 9:00 p.m. Forgotten Genius

Nova program about the remarkable life of Percy Julian — not only one of the great African American scientists of the 20th century, but an industrialist, self-made millionaire, humanitarian and civil-rights pioneer.

January 28 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Afro-Puerto Rican Identity Explored in ‘Afro-Latinx Revolution: Puerto Rico’ Documentary

Conversation with grantee Natasha Alford about her recently released documentary, Afro-Latinx Revolution: Puerto Rico. The film looks at Afro-Puerto Rican identity, and Afro-Latinx identity more broadly, asking questions like: What does it mean to be a descendant of enslaved Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean today? Click here to register. Watch the documentary by clicking here.

January 28 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Black Experience in History and Memory

Poet and teacher, Gail Mitchell leads this session using the poems from “African American Poetry: 250 Years Of Struggle & Song” as the basis for discussion. Click here to register.

January 29 – 31 Buskaid – A Musical Miracle: Brilliant Baroque to Cool Kwela! (on demand)

Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble in Brilliant Baroque to Cool Kwela, an on-demand concert. Tickets cost $5.00.  Click here to purchase.

January 29 – 31 Race, Activism, and Photography symposium

Rebroadcast of virtual symposium, Race, Activism and Photography, examines recent societal injustices, systemic racism, and the continued underrepresentation in the art world through the lenses of art and activism. Click here to register.

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