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April 17 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Looking at the Black Community through Film
Capital City Area Black Caucus hosts a panel discussion with film reviews and talk-back. (Please view these films in advance of meeting) JUST MERCY, UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, MA RAINEY’S BIG BOTTOM, THE 24TH, GENIUS: ARETHA FRANKLIN, CONCRETE COWBOY, ANTWONE FISHER, THE GREAT DEBATERS, REMEMBER THE TITANS. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84698357194?pwd=VHkrTWVjZGdrelZzSj U2VGk3NGJlQT09
Meeting ID: 846 9835 7194 Passcode: 026456
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 https://bit.ly/3rtFwRG 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 22 – 23 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Creating Change
Virtual gathering of the New Jersey arts community to spend time reflecting, healing, learning, and working towards a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts and cultural sector. View speakers and full agenda. Event is open to anyone interested in being part of creating a more equitable arts and cultural field in New Jersey. Tickets required; individual, student, and group tickets available. Presented by NJ Theatre Alliance and ArtPride NJ, cosponsored by the LCA.
April 22 7:00 p.m. Thought-Provoking Talks; Princeton YWCA Stand Against Racism
Panel discussion will center around the impact of systemic racism at the individual, communal, and state level–and what we can do to combat inequitable structures. Click here to register.
April 23 4:00 p.m. Virtual Youth Rally and Open Mic 2021
Princeton YWCA Stand Against Racism event is a safe space for youth to share their feelings and experiences through poetry, speeches, and music. Click here to register.
April 23 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Mindful of Race; Seeing through the Lens of Race
Community workshop with Dr. Nathalie Edmond. $20.00 donation will benefit The True Blue Warming Station, helping families in need throughout South Jersey. Limited spaces available; click here to register.
April 27 6:00 p.m. Jesmyn Ward in conversation with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr (Toni Morrison Lectures)
The Princeton University Department of African American Studies and Princeton University Press welcome MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward for the 2021 Toni Morrison Lecture. Click here to register for this free event.
April 29 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Memorializing African American History: Cemeteries, Monuments and Markers
The Sankofa Collaborative conference presents two sessions: Session 1 on cemeteries featuring Beverly Mills & Elaine Buck (Stoutsburg Cemetery in Skillman, NJ), Algernon Ward (Locust Hill Cemetery in Trenton, NJ), Rev. Wanda Lundy (Siloam Hope Presbyterian Church), and Guy Wesston (Timbuctoo). Session 2 on monuments and markers featuring Sayemi Shakur, Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of Newark, on the new installation in Newark’s Washngton Park/Freedom Square; the Lost Souls Project; and Dan Swern (CoLabArts). No pre-registration is required, however a $20 donation for attendance will be gratefully accepted! Click here to donate.
April 29 noon to 1:00 Progress 2021: Meeting the Moment
The discussion with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman and Prof. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., moderated by New Jersey Policy Perspective President Brandon McKoy, will focus on ways lawmakers can center racial equity in the nation’s pandemic recovery. Click here to register.
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.