Not In Our Town Princeton

Princeton’s 4th Welcoming Week, 2019

Welcoming Week 2019

More states are trying to protect black employees who want to wear natural hairstyles at work

Jena McGregor‘s Washington Post article describes incidents of discrimination against African Americans, particularly women, who wear natural hairstyles.  Legislation explicitly banning race-based hair discrimination was signed into law in July, 2019 in California and New York.  New Jersey, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and other states have proposed similar legislation.  To read more, click here.

Documentary “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas,” September 25, 2019


Princeton Housing Initiatives and the Princeton Garden Theater are co-hosting a special screening of the documentary, Owned: A Tale of Two Americas on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30.

“Director Giorgio Angelini’s visually rich, energetic film untangles the complex history of homeownership in America. Revealing the roots of its racist underpinnings and the systematic unequal division of opportunity between whites and blacks in the U.S. housing economy, the film demonstrates how racial inequality was institutionalized in the postwar U.S. housing market, with effects that continue to reverberate today.”  Click here to see a trailer.

Talking Race & Kids: White Nationalism, September 24, 2019

As teens, Nora Flanagan & Christian Picciolini were on opposite sides of white supremacist organizing in Chicago. Years later, both are leaders in the fight against organized bigotry.

On September 24th, 8:30 – 9:30 pm ET, join the free online conversation with Nora and Christian about how we can support our kids and strengthen our communities against the very real threat of white nationalism and organized hate.

Register for free at for the transcript, recording, and relevant resources even if you can’t make the live program.

Student Artwork and Poetry, September 23, 2019

70459531_2492794624277744_698601629267525632_n  As part of Art Against Racism, Not in Our Town Princeton is co-hosting a program featuring student artists and poets from the Princeton area schools with Art Against Racism. Following the student presentations, attendees will engage in discussions on issues raised by the students’ on Monday, September 23, 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Morven Museum, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton.

“The Work of Several Lifetimes,” September 19 through November 17, 2019


This exhibition in the Hurley Gallery, Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus of new work created over the past year by recent Hodder Fellow Mario Moore includes etchings, drawings, and large-scale paintings of Black men and women who work at or around the Princeton campus in blue collar jobs. Gallery open daily 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Opening celebration on 9/19 features special performances from 6-8 p.m. followed by a reception in the Forum from 8-10 p.m. Moore, Lewis Center Chair Tracy K. Smith, and others will hold a panel discussion about the work on 10/22 at 4:30 p.m. in gallery.  For additional information, click here.

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