Events, April 2021

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April 1 5:30 p.m. The Spiritual Life of Tlingit “Objects”

A conversation about at.oow—spiritual and sacred clan objects owned and used by Tlingit people, examining the history of the collection at Princeton University from Yakutat, Alaska; the role of these “objects” in ceremony; the complexity of relationships between tribes and museums; and the importance of spiritual knowledge for the next generation of Tlingit knowledge keepers.     Featuring Tlingit anthropologist Judith Daxootsu Ramos, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks; her daughter and Tlingit artist, Maka Monture Päki; and India Young, Curator, Art and Images, Royal BC Museum. Free Registration here.

April 1 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Life and Work of Benjamin Banneker (Gilder Lehman Institute of American History’s Inside the Vault)

Analysis of Banneker’s correspondence with Thomas Jefferson and an 1845 book detailing Banneker’s work. In 1791, he wrote to Thomas Jefferson to point out the contradictions between the existence of slavery and the American ideals espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. He also responded to Jefferson’s statements about the inferiority of Black people. Click here for free registration.

April 1 7:30 p.m. Her Dream Deferred (HDD) 2021 – Mini Film Festival (Day 2): A Love Song for Latasha

Directed by Sophia Nahil Allison, counters the focus on Latasha Harlins’ death in March 1991 by building a rich archival portrait of the teenager, imagining and celebrating the life that should have been. Following the screening, director Sophia Nahli Allison and other special guests will join African American Policy Forum Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss the film. Click here for free registration.

April 1 6:00 p.m. Daphne Brooks & Tracy K. Smith Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

Labyrinth Books presents award-winning Black feminist music critic Daphne Brooks for “an epic journey through radical sound from Bessie Smith to Beyoncé. She is joined by Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and former Poet Laureate of the U.S., Tracy K. Smith for a wide-ranging discussion of both acclaimed Black women musicians and overlooked Black feminist cultural workers who helped promote their music.” Click here to register.

April 2 3:00 p.m. HDD 2021 – Mini Film Festival (Day 3): Still I Rise

Explores the relationship between racism and sex trafficking, following the lives of advocates Leah Albright-Byrd and Holly Joshi and their pioneering work in the Bay Area. Click here for free registration.

April 4 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Robeson Week of Remembrance: Family Football Toss on Palmer Square

April 5 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege: Anti-Black Racism.

Not in Our Town Princeton board member and civil rights attorney, Caroline Clarke will explore and confront the legacy of anti-Blackness in America and around the world. Click here to register for Zoom link.

April 6 Robeson Week of Remembrance: Robeson Story Time: Grandpa Stops A War by Susan Robeson and Ballad of An American by Sharon Rudahl

April 6 7:30 p.m. Her Dream Deferred (HDD): Black women’s healing and self-care.

Discussion and practice rituals of self-care and healing. Click here for free registration.

April 7 7:00 p.m. Can We Make New Jersey an Equitable Place to Live, Vote and Thrive?

Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and leaders of the Black Solidarity Group of Lawrence are the panelists in this League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township program moderated by Dr. Simona L. Brickers, DEI Chair.  Click here to register for free program.

April 8 Noon Robeson Week of Remembrance: Robeson Legacy Interviews and Reflections

Youtube premiere.

April 8 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Black Voices Book Group: “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons For Our Own.” by Eddie Glaude.

All are welcome. The group meets via “Google Meet”

April 9 Noon to 2:00 p.m. Robeson Week of Remembrance: Memorial Wreath Ceremony and Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society Walking Tour.

Meet at the Princeton Arts Council, 102 Witherspoon St, Princeton.

April 9, 16, 23 Raising Anti-racist White Children

An online, live interactive workshop for parents and educators offering information and guidance on how to prepare white children in our increasingly multiracial society. For more information click here. Click here to register. Cost: $125.

April 13 4:30 p.m. Black to the Future: My Adventures in Becoming Me

Lecture with Cheryl Dunye, Director, Writer, Producer and Founder of Jingletown Films. Dunye’s work touches on themes of race, sexuality, and gender.

April 15 7:00 p.m. Occupation of Alcatraz (Gilder Lehman Institute of American History’s Inside the Vault)

Examination of newsletters, Alcatraz Indians of All Tribes, that outlined the goals of the activists who occupied Alcatraz and detailed the progress made in establishing their community on the island.  Click here for free registration.

April 16 6:00 p.m. Longing: Stories of Racial Healing

“Phyllis and Gene will share anecdotes from their book Longing: Stories of Racial Healing, which describes their experiences living in an RV for 15 years and traveling around the country giving talks about the elimination of racial prejudice.”  Click here to register.

April 17 1:00 p.m. “We Are Still Here:” The History and Continuing Culture of New Jersey’s Indigenous Tribal Communities

Trent House presents the Rev. Dr. J.R. Norwood, Jr., member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation, is currently the first Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court of the Nation, and represents the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape in the National Congress of American Indians. 

​Click here or use to join via Zoom. Participate by phone: 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 871 9843 1601  Passcode: ​614434​.  Suggested Donation: $10 ​​here with a PayPal account, credit card, or debit card or by mailing a check made payable to:  ​Trent House Association
15 Market Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

April 29 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Memorializing African American History: Cemeteries, Monuments and Markers”

Click here for additional information. 

April 29 5:30 p.m. Guides for the Soul: Art from China’s Warring States Period

Cary Liu, Nancy and Peter Lee Curator of Asian Art, discusses the acquisition of two important tomb artifacts dating from the Warring States period (ca. 470–221 B.C.). One is a rare bronze lamp made with different colored alloys that may have guided the soul to the afterlife. The other is a uniquely decorated eared cup that may have been used to provide sustenance to the deceased. Free Registration here.

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