Events, November 1 – 20, 2021

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November 1-2, 2021 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Fall Virtual Institute on Race

Beyond Diversity offers the opportunity for participants to explore race and build a sense of community across racial differences. Tuition: $150.00. Click here to register and for additional information.

November 1, 2021 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege: Understanding the Abolition Movement

Organizer and abolitionist Micah Herskind, an Atlanta-based organizer and abolitionist, explains the movement to build a world without police and prisons.This introductory workshop will explore some of the following questions: what is the prison industrial complex (PIC)? What are the goals, strategies, and vision of the PIC abolition movement? Is abolition realistic? What work do we need to do to build toward an abolitionist world? Why should those who care about ending systemic racism and mass incarceration embrace abolition? Click here to register for the Zoom link.

November 2, 9, & 16, 2021 3:00 p.m. Native American History Month Series

The Princeton Senior Resource Center will pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans: Pocahontas Project, Richmond VA, Qissunamiut Tribe, Alaska, Contemporary Happenings in American Indian Culture and Art (Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ). Click here to register.  Fee: $10 each/$25 for the series.

November 3, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Sharon Rudahl and Taylor-Faith McKie – Cradling a Tiny Flame

Comic artist, illustrator and writer Sharon Rudahl discusses the legacy of Paul Robeson, social movement, radicality and the need for an imagination with PHS senior Taylor-Faith McKie. Click here to register

November 3, 2021 7:30 p.m. How to Raise a Freeman by Zakiyyah Alexander

McCarter Theatre presents a dark comedy that asks how a middle-class, African American family can keep their son alive in a world where every 28 hours a black man is killed by law enforcement. The premiere will be available free for one day only on November 3 at 7:30PM. Click here to learn more.  On November 4 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.), you can join Princeton Public Library’s watch party; click here to register. All other times you can purchase the play to watch at your leisure.  Click here to purchase tickets.

November 3, 2021 8:00 p.m. Educators Ungagged: Teaching Truth in the Era of Racial Backlash

The African American Policy Forum’s Under the Blacklight spotlights “the experiences of fearless educators victimized by draconian legislative campaigns against teaching students about race- and gender-based oppression in the United States.” Click here to register.

November 5, 2021 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museums in Motion: Traveling African American History Museum (Princeton Family YMCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton)

For more information check the website or email

November 6, 2021, 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon Social Justice Sing (Rider University – Yvonne Theater, 2083 Lawrenceville Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648)

Featuring music from a variety of cultural traditions, presented by Westminster Choir College faculty and students as advocates for equity.  Free Admission. Click here to register.

November 7, 2021 2:00 p.m. The West Airport Road Project – Resident and Migrant African American Contributions to Central New Jersey’s Agriculture and Commerce (1719 William Trent House Museum, 15 Market St., Trenton, NJ 08611)

Charles (Cappy) Stults, president of the Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society, will discuss the history of the African American community on Airport Road and plans to erect interpretive signs to commemorate their contributions to the development of the area. Free in-person and on Zoom

November 7, 2021 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oxtail Fest at Put’s Tavern (The Antique Barn at Cashel, Hillsborough, NJ)

Celebrate the brilliant and eclectic culinary traditions of the African diaspora with music by Olive Joseph and PBV Music and a live auction in support of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM). Vegan and gluten-free options. Meet the new Executive Director, Donnetta Johnson. Click here to buy tickets/become a sponsor.

November. 9, 16, 30, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Decentering Whiteness & Building Multiracial Community

This workshop offers a strategic model developed by the Center for the Study of White American Culture on how the racial structure of our society might be changed in a way that is fair and equitable to all, centered on a multiracial culture. Cost: $125.00. All registrations are final. All sessions are video-recorded. Click here to register.

November 10, 2021 4:30 p.m. Radiant Matter: Technologies of Light & the Long Shadow of French Nuclear Imperialism in the African Sahara

“Developing the argument of her recent book, Decolonizing Memory: Algeria and the Politics of Testimony, Jill Jarvis will present a paper that investigates the critical possibilities of aesthetic representation for apprehending and addressing the slow violence of French nuclear imperialism that targets desert ecosystems and epistemologies for destruction.”

November 10, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Margaret D. Jacobs on her book After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America’s Stolen Land.

Jacobs, professor of history and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, traces the brutal legacy of systemic racial injustice to Indigenous people that has endured since the nation’s founding. Click here to register.

November 11, 2021 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The State of the Nation: The State of Hispanic America

One in the five-part series of conversations and debate presented by Princeton’s Office of Population Research focusing on the state of critical national groups. Click here to receive the Zoom link.

November 11, 2021 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Conversation with the Son of Baldwin (Princeton University, Carl A. Fields Center, Room 104)

Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. joins Robert Jones Jr., also known as “Son of Baldwin,” who leads and engages in critical dialogues about the Black Lives Matter movement, racism, literature, and politics on social media. He is also the author of The Prophets, a finalist for the National Book award 2021. Click here to register.

November 11, 2021 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Black Voices Book Group

The group discusses Richard Wright’s recently re-released, no longer abridged, “The Man Who Lived Underground.” This group meets via Google Meet, which works best using the Chrome internet browser.

November 12 – 13, 2021 We’re Still Here: Indigenous History and Persistence in New Jersey

2021 Virtual NJ History Conference presented by The New Jersey Historical Commission.  Click here to see the preliminary program. Click here to register. Cost: $35.00 (2 day access), $20.00 (1 day access). Email for a promotional code to register for the conference free of charge.

November 13, 2021 10:30 a.m. Afro-Dutch Presence in NY and NJ

Cultural anthropologist and genealogist Teresa Vega will discuss The Afro-Dutch Presence in NY/ NJ. Her talk will focus on her genealogical research on her ancestors who were among the “Spanish Negroes” who arrived in 1620 in New Amsterdam as well as the first enslaved people from Madagascar who arrived in the mid-1600s.  Co-hosted by the Historical Society of Plainfield / Drake House Museum and Plainfield Public Library.  Click here to register.

November 17, 2021 6:00 p.m. Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette

Ruha Benjamin and Keith Wailoo are in conversation about Wailoo’s book, Pushing Cool, which “tells the intricate and poignant story of menthol cigarettes for the first time.” This is a hybrid event held at Labyrinth (122 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542). To register for the live-stream, click here.

November 17, 2021 8:30 – 9:45 pm Conversation with teen artists who explore racism with their art

New York’s Epic Theatre Ensemble young artists of color, Taylor Bolan and Nakkia Smalls will screen samples of their work and to hear their reflections on the institutions and systems they move within.  Click here to register.

November 19-20, 2021 Recovery & Moore Symposium

The symposium, hosted by the Privilege Institute, “will examine and explore historical and cultural issues related to race, gender orientation, privilege, the failed drug war, disproportionate access to services and other challenges being faced within recovery communities, especially by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQQIA+ and other abled people’s bodies, minds and spirits.” Cost: $75.00. Click here to register.

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