At this past week’s New Jersey Education Association Convention, Gov. Phil Murphy joined NJEA President Marie Blistan and others “to highlight work being done to integrate New Jersey’s Amistad Curriculum more deeply into our public schools.” Also “announced [was] the creation of the Amistad Journey, a program designed to allow educators to travel to some of the historic sites of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Modeled on a similar program run by the New Jersey Holocaust Commission that helps educators visit historic Holocaust sites.” To read more, click here. To learn more about the Amistad Commission, click here.
The Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church (2688 Main Street (Route 206), Lawrenceville, NJ) is hosting a mini-conference on faith and justice on Sunday, November 17. Speakers and workshop leaders include activist Shane Claiborne and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman. For a full list of workshops, registration and tickets, click here.
On Tuesday, November 12, 6 PM at Labyrinth Books (122 Nassau Street), the renowned photographer, documentarian, and activist Steve Shapiro will discuss the illustrated version of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, to which he contributed the photographs, with Eddie Glaude, Jr. Daniel Baldwin, the nephew of James Baldwin’s to whom he wrote Letter to My Nephew in Fire Next Time, will join them in conversation. For additional information, click here.
This event is cosponsored by Labyrinth Books, the Princeton Public Library, Princeton Universitys Humanities Council, and the Paul Robeson House of Princeton