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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
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
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: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/95475891013?pwd=YkZhVEQ0aVhPVmxvQmkxSEppdWk3QT09
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, email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.