About Us

NOT IN OUR TOWN is an interracial, interfaith group united to advance the cause of racial justice in Princeton. We are committed to speaking truth about “everyday racism” and other forms of prejudice and discrimination. Where there is conflict we promote reconciliation with open, honest engagement and mutual respect. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, our activities and programs promote social and economic justice and educational equity for all. Our goal is that Princeton will grow as a town where everyone is safe and respected.

To connect with us, please send an email to info (at) niotprinceton.org, or reach out to one of our current board members:

Adele Batchelder
Simona Brickers
Caroline Clarke
Ted Fetter
Barbara Fox
Princess Hoagland
Howard Hudson
Shelley Krause
Susanne Lee
Hamza Nishtar
Linda Oppenheim (Co-Chair)
Elizabeth Peck (Treasurer)
Shirley Satterfield
Roberto Schiraldi
Afsheen Shamsi
Wilma Solomon
Fern Spruill
Larry Spruill (Co-Chair)
Don Stryker
Joyce Trotman-Jordan
Joyce Turner (Secretary)

Not In Our Town Princeton pre-moderates comments on our blog posts. We currently delete comments that:

  • include abusive, off-topic, or excessively foul language
  • include ad hominem attacks
  • include racist, sexist, homophobic or other slurs
  • include solicitations and/or advertising
  • are thread spamming (you’ve posted this same comment elsewhere on the site)
  • explicitly intend to provoke other commenters or the members of the Not In Our Town Princeton community
  • explicitly oppose our mission of advancing the cause of racial justice and promoting reconciliation in Princeton

(This comment policy was inspired in part by the comment policy of Huffington Post.)


8 Comments on “About Us

  1. I challenge you to publish five cases of white privilege or racism in Princeton in the past five years.

  2. Dear Mr. Rooney — Many people do question how so liberal a town as Princeton can possibly have racism problems, and thank you for starting this important dialogue. We look forward to continuing the discussion. In particular, we invite you to the legislative breakfast, sponsored by the Princeton YWCA, at the Nassau Inn on Friday morning — or to our Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege series on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.

  3. Who are the coordinators of NIOT Princeton? I’d like to get in touch with them about doing a workshop at my school.

  4. Hi, I am just writing to follow up on my inquiry about NIOT doing a workshop at my school for our Community Day as I don’t think I’ve heard from NIOT (I looked through my email to see if I had any correspondence from NIOT and didn’t see any). If someone could kindly email me, I would appreciate it. Thank you!

    • Hi Tran,

      I replied to the email address you listed in your comment in October. I’m repeating it below. Hope you get it. Linda

      Hi Tran,

      I co-lead Not in Our Town with Larry Spruill.

      Could you tell us more about what you want? Is this a student-initiated request? Would participants be students only or faculty and staff? Do you want a one-time or ongoing sessions?

      Thanks. Linda Oppenheim

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