Events, September, 2021

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September 9, 2021 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Princeton Public Library Black Voices Book Club. 

Second half of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight will be discussed. Click here to join the discussion through Google Meet.

September 9, 2021, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., September 10, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reactivating Memory Shuffle Along and the Tulsa Race Massacre: A Centennial Symposium

Through Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, a group of artists, journalists, and scholars will mark the centennial of  the all-Black Broadway musical Shuffle Along and the murder of hundreds of Black residents and torching the vibrant Black neighborhood of Greenwood by white residents of Tulsa OK, pivotal events in U.S. history. All symposium events are free and open to the public and will take place via Zoom Webinar; registration required. Click here to register for the Symposium and here for the full program.

September 10, 2021 7:00 p.m. Book discussion The Sum of Us

Hopewell Valley Together and Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition, in partnership with Bucks County Anti-Racism Coalition, are hosting a discussion of Heather McGhee’s new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together at their September and October combined monthly meetings (Introduction & chapters 1-5 for the September 10 meeting; chapters 6-10 for the October 8 meeting). RSVP for one or both meetings:  The Zoom link to join each discussion will go out via email the day of the meeting. The Zoom Room will open at 6:45pm for introductions and technical support. 
September 12, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Lost Souls Public Memorial Project Remembrance Exhibit opening
“Throughout September, the Library will host an exhibit about the Lost Souls – at least 137 African American women, men, and children in 1818, held captive in the home of a Middlesex County judge in what is now East Brunswick. Kidnapped, held captive, then sent into permanent slavery in the Deep South when freedom was theirs in New Jersey.”  2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick NJ 08816, Meeting Room 2 and 3.  732.390.6950
September 13, 2021 7:00 p.m. Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege: Stop AAPI Hate! Standing in Solidarity

Dr. Kani Ilangovan (Princeton psychiatrist and NIOT board member) and Dr. Ying Lu (New York University professor of social sciences) focus on the escalation of hate crimes towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and efforts to address them in their talk entitled “Stop Asian-Pacific Islander Hate: Standing in Solidarity.” Click here to register for the Zoom link.

September 14, 2021 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Inequalities Unmasked: What Pandemics Reveal about American Society, from Yellow Fever to COVID-19

Talk given by Keith Wailoo, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  Click here to join Zoom meeting.

September 14, 2021 5:00 p.m. Julian Abele and Designing the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dreck Wilson is a landscape architect and former Associate Professor of Architectural History at Howard University discusses Julian Abele, prominent African-American architect, and chief designer in the offices of Horace Trumbauer, who contributed to the design of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click here before noon on September 13 to receive the Zoom link.

September 14, 2021 8:30 p.m. Why & How to Talk to Kids about Microaggressions

Discussion with Drs. Stanley Huey and Anatasia Kim about why it’s important to talk to kids about microaggressions (spoiler: microaggressions cause real harm!) and how to approach it.  Click here to register for this free program.

September 15, 3:00 p.m. Islam in/and America, 20 Years After 9/11: Muslims, Blackness, & Anti-Blackness

At a panel presented by Rutgers University American Studies Department, “twenty years after 9/11, seven scholars across various fields offer their reflections on how they teach, write, and think about Muslims, Blackness, and anti-Blackness in the contemporary moment, and how this has shifted across the last two decades.” Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 954 7589 1013
Password: 329123

 September 15, 2021 5:00 p.m. The Kaepernick Effect: How a Knee Helped Inspire a Generational Revolt

Sports journalist Dave Zirin and Princeton University professor and author Eddie S. Glaude Jr. discuss and launch of Dave’s book The Kaepernick Effect.  Click here to obtain tickets.

September 18, 2021 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m. Ned Hector in the Revolutionary War

Noah Lewis, a historical educator, will portray Edward “Ned” Hector, a free Black man who distinguished himself in the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown, contributing to America gaining its freedom, at The Mercer County Library, Hickory Corner Branch (parking lot) 138 Hickory Corner Branch, East Windsor. (609) 448-0957. Click here to complete required registration.

September 22, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Princeton Parents For Black Children meeting

“Princeton Parents for Black Children (PPBC) is a collective voice to advocate for equity and to support all Black students in the Princeton Public School District. General meetings are held monthly. The next general Zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 22 from 6-7:30pm.”  Click here for membership information.

September 22, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Advocating for Your Child’s Educational Rights

To address situations like children of color being disproportionately disciplined and suspended or
families in crisis experiencing homelessness or who are in transitional housing and not aware of their options, Princeton Justice Initiative is offering a free virtual seminar for New Jersey parents to learn how to advocate for their children to get the free and appropriate education the law entitles them to receive.  Click here to register.

September 23, 2021 Noon – 1:30 p.m. DEI & B Program –Diversity, Equity, & Belonging Program for Nonprofits

First in a five-part monthly (October 21, November 18, December 16, January 13) virtual program “to prepare and support transformational nonprofit leaders in their journey to expand their capacity to integrate DEI&B into their organization’s DNA. This is a highly interactive workshop facilitated by DEI&B consultant Yvette R. Murry.” Class is limited to 26 people. Fee: $50/participant. Scholarships available; contact Nina Lustik, Click here to register.

September 23, 2021 5:30 p.m. Clothing for the Ancestors, Global Textiles in Nigerian Egúngún Masquerade Costumes (Friend Center, Room 101 and live via Zoom)

Talk by Kristen Windmuller-Luna, curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, draws from fieldwork in Nigeria and extensive analysis of égungún in museum collections. Join us in person or stream it live, details and registration here.

September 23, 30, October 7, 2021 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. What White People Can Do About Racism, Part 2

A live, interactive online workshop that looks at how white people can work for racial justice by: • understanding racial structure • building connections and cross-racial alliances • finding direction on your journey as an effective change agent • organizing with others against racism.

Cost: $125. All registrations are final. We are not able to issue refunds for anyone who misses any portion of the workshop. All sessions are video-recorded.  Click here for additional information.  Click here to register.
September 24, 2021 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. School Segregation in New Jersey (The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College,1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550) 
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman leads a stellar array of speakers on “the anniversary of the day federal troops were deployed to integrate Little Rock [Arkansas] High School to address the appalling state of school segregation in NJ and what we can do about it.”  Cost: $75.00 (discounts available). Click here to register.
September 25, 2021 10:00 a.m. – Noon Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood Association Meeting (WJNA) (Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton)
The WJNA is having its September meeting at the Art’s Council of Princeton on Saturday, September 25th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There will be two topics of discussion. The Witherspoon Street Corridor, particularly from Paul Robeson Place north to Valley Road School. Also an overview of the Cannabis Task Force (CTF) who has been studying the impact of the recent legalization of cannabis, and possible retail locations in the town of Princeton. There is a mandatory mask requirement and the meeting is open to ALL.
September 25, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Gathering Together / Adama Delphine Fawundu
The Museum’s gallery space on Nassau Street presents the exhibition Gathering Together / Adama Delphine Fawundu. In her practice, Fawundu embodies feminine West African deities, inserts herself into the archive of Black history, and celebrates the transmission of cultural knowledge by her female forebears. On view at Art@Bainbridge, 158 Nassau Street, through October 24. Details here.
September 25, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Festival Cultural Latino (Princeton Family YMCA field, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton NJ)
Celebrate with an afternoon filled with music, dance, food, performances, arts & crafts, and free family-friendly activities.
September 29, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Perth Amboy Middle Passage Port Marker Ceremony (Perth Amboy Marina, 300 Front St., Perth Amboy, NJ)

This outdoor event pays homage and dedicates the Middle Passage Port Marker in Perth Amboy, the second of the two NJ entry point ports that engaged in the international trade of captured and enslaved African peoples.  RSVP to

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