Events, November 16 – 21, 2021

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November 16, 2021 5:00 p.m. Black Families Matter: How the U.S. Family Regulation System Punishes Poor People of Color

Dorothy E. Roberts, University of Pennsylvania professor, will discuss U.S. family regulations and the impact on poor people of color. Learn more and register here: lnkd.in/d2te4vr4

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 7:00 p.m. Let’s Talk about Race–Passing

Join the Red Bank Public Library’s discussion of the implications of passing on individuals and communities.  Click here to register.

November 17, 2021 8:30 – 9:45 p.m. 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 18, 2021 6:30  – 8:00 p.m. Between the Lines: W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction

A conversation with scholars Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Eric Foner, the editors of W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Reconstruction, moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and recent MacArthur Fellow recipient about Black Reconstruction in America, Dubois’s ground-breaking study of the role African Americans played during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period.originally published in 1935. Click here to register.

November 18, 2021 7:00 p.m. Author Talk by the Lee Brothers.

The Lee Brothers do a Peanuts parody comic strip titled “The Other Ones.” Through this strip, they reveal the thoughts and voices of children facing racism on a daily basis. Register for the Lee Brothers program here.

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.

November 21, 2021 2:00 p.m. Book Breaks: The Black President

Claude A. Clegg III, Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss his book The Black President: Hope and Fury in the Age of Obama. This event is free and open to all—please RSVP here.

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