Events, August, 2021

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July 31 – August 8, 2021 Joint Effort Safe Streets

Multiple events celebrating Princeton’s historic African American Witherspoon-Jackson community.  Click here for the full schedule.

August 4, 11 & 18, 2021 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Transforming White Organizational Culture

The Center for the Study of White American Culture’s workshop to help participants identify characteristics of white organizational culture, understand how it operates in their organizations, examine remedies to offset its negative impact, and transform your organization to be truly diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI).

Cost: $125 Click here to register. Notes: Each session is video-recorded if you can’t make all 3 dates. Videos available about 6 weeks. All registrations are final; no refunds.

August 4, 2021 7:00 p.m. Adding AAPI Studies to Your School’s Curriculum

Panel discussion presented by Make Us Visible NJ. Click here to register.

August 9 and 10, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advanced Summer Institute on Race

Presented by Beyond Diversity, this workshop allows participants to explore race and have the opportunity to discuss the racial events that arose recently, and the failure of the society to address long-standing structural racism. Cost: $200. Click here to register.

August 11, 2021 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Meet the New Superintendent of Princeton Public Schools

“In this moderated discussion, Dr. Carol Kelley shares how she will approach her new role and what she hopes to achieve as superintendent of Princeton Public Schools.”  Click here to register for the Zoom link.

August 12, 2021 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Black Voices Book Group – “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom”

During August and September, this monthly book group will discuss “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David Blight.  This group meets via ‘Google Meet’ which works best using the Chrome internet browser.

August 15, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gordon H. Chang discusses his book Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

Click here to register for the author’s book discussion.

Aug 15, 22, 29 & Sept 12, 19, 2021 4:00 -6:30 p.m. Defecting from Supremacy: Joining the Struggle for Collective Liberation

An online course for White men with White Awake. Sliding scale $100 – $300 fee for course. No one turned away for lack of funds. Click here to register. Sessions will be recorded. Live attendance is not mandatory.

August 21 noon – 6:00 p.m. 8th Annual Latino Festival of Hightstown-East Windsor

The 8th Annual Latino Festival of Hightstown-East Windsor ( Rocky Brook Park, 170 Bank Street, Hightstown) will showcase the artistic and cultural traditions of Latinos in New Jersey to promote intercultural awareness and understanding.  In addition to raffles, crafts, food, and kids’ games, the festival will showcase music and dance traditions of diverse Latino communities residing in this region.

Bring a chair or blanket. The event is free and open to the public, ADA accessible and free parking is available on site and at the lot for the Municipal Building. In case of rain, the event will be held on Saturday, August 28 at the same time and location.

August 22 2:00 p.m. Historian Julie Winch will discuss her book, Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War.

Click here to register for this Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History “Book Break.”  The book explores how people of African birth or descent navigated their way out of bondage–through flight, through military service, through self-purchase, through the working of the law in different times and in different places, or because they were the offspring of parents who were themselves free.

August 22 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Black August – Then and Now: Historical Origins and Current Relevance

The program will inform listeners about this movement of resistance to oppression and demand for prison/criminal justice reform. Panelists include Bonnie Kerness, Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee Prison Watch; Pastor Lukata Mjumbe, Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ.; and Ojore Lutalo, Artist and former political prisoner.
The panel discussion will be interspersed with spoken word readings by poets Nekiel Butler, Raul Cortes Jr., and Yusef Komunyakaa. Click here to join this free virtual panel discussion and spoken word program.  Co-sponsored by the Trent House Association and the Greater Trenton affiliate of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASLAH).

August 26 7:00 p.m. ‘Redeeming the Heart and Soul of America,’ with Rev. William Barber

A conversation between Rev. Barber and Rev. William Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan AME Church, as
they explore what we should all be doing to help “redeem the heart and soul of America.” Click here to register for the Zoom link.

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